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Local government

GVI Announces New Hours for Corporations and Trademarks

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor has announced new customer service hours for the Division of Corporations and Trademarks.
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VIDOA Seeking Recruits for Farming Program

The V.I. Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) - Marketing Services Division is seeking to recruit a total of 60 farmers, 30 in each district, to participate in a farming program, which will provide selected applicants with technical assistance and training.
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VIPD Advises Public on Illegality of Discharging Firearms New Year’s Eve

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is advising legal gun owners and criminal gun holders of discharging of firearms that it is against the law as well as reckless since bullets “do not have eyes, and what goes up must come down.”
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Senators Festoon Christmas Tree Bill with New Appropriations

Senators added new appropriations totaling more than $2.2 million and passed a cornucopia of legislation as amendments to an unrelated bill on Wednesday.
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Senate Approves Nominees and Rezonings; Overrides Vetoes

The V.I. Legislature overrode Gov. Kenneth Mapp's veto Tuesday to enact legislation that expands the circumstances where a temporary physicians license can be granted, among other actions.
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BIR Sending Out $10 Million in Tax Refunds in Time for Holidays

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has begun paying out income tax refunds totaling $10 million in time for the holidays.
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DPNR Warns of Illegal Sale, Purchase or Use of Restricted Pesticides

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) advises the public of the requirements for the sale, purchase and use of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP). RUPs have the potential to cause unreasonable adverse effects to the environment and injury to applicators or bystanders wi
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Red Hook Parking Lot to Close Dec. 19; Satellite Parking Lot to Open

The parking lot at the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Facility in Red Hook will be officially closed on Monday, Dec. 19, as the V.I. Port Authority (VIPA) prepares to begin construction of a two-level parking garage.
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Agriculture Warns Livestock Farmers of Threat of Disease Because of Weather

Commissioner Carlos Robles reminds livestock farmers about the increased threat of disease to their animals caused by the wet weather. He recommends that all farmers fix leaky roofs and improve drainage in and around animal pens during the rainy season to reduce mud and wet manure.
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First Phase of Library Renovations to Begin Dec. 5

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs the public that it has received Notices to Proceed for the first phase of library renovation infrastructure projects, previously announced, totaling nearly $2 million from the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improv
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