The National Park Service lecture room in the Danish Company Warehouse on Company Street, Christiansted, was filled Tuesday night with about 100 people who learned about where many slaves may have begun their journey.
The first meeting of a task force to improve the visitor experience within Charlotte Amalie started with announcements about new appointments, including the movement of former West Indian Company Ltd. chief Joseph Boschulte to Tourism.
In 2001 the Virgin Islands put a moratorium on issuing new commercial fishing licenses in order to protect the territory’s fisheries, but at least one has been issued in the last year, and that under murky circumstances.
Franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, will increase slightly, if legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee becomes law.
WICO will see its payment in lieu of taxes go down from $700,000 per year to $250,000, all of which will be used to maintain and operate the Estate Catherineberg structure as a museum, if a measure OK'd in Committee is approved by the Senate.
A former government employee who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction has been barred from engaging in any future public auctions for five years.
Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.
During their award acceptance speeches Saturday evening, honorees of the community service awards told their fellow St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce members that they must keep working together to not only improve the local business climate but to also make the territory a bett