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BIR Launches Online Pay for Excise Taxes Beginning May 20

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) informs the taxpaying public that the Excise Tax Office now offers online…

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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Assistive Technology Assistance for People With Disabilities Expo Set for May 24

The Virgin Islands Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Program (VITRAID) will host its first Assistive Technology Expo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas.

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2016-05-23 19:48:34
DPNR’s Division of Building Permits to Hold Public Outreach Events

The general public is invited to join the Division of Building Permits in public outreach events as part of the celebration of Building Safety Month.

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2016-05-23 18:50:45
Virtue of the Week: Loyalty

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals when the going gets tough as well as when things are good. 

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2016-05-22 20:53:27
Environment — St. Thomas
St. Thomas East End Reserves Develops Management Plan, Holds Open House

 

The St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER) is a territorial marine protected area which encompasses several existing protected areas (Cas Cay / Mangrove Lagoon, St. James, and Compass Point Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries) into one comprehensive management unit.
A management plan for STEER has been developed with the participation of representatives from community groups, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the University of the Virgin Islands and The Nature Conservancy. The management plan was developed using The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process and is a five-year strategic plan that outlines management actions to be taken, funding resources, and recommendations for sustainable and effective management of the reserves. It will serve to guide conservation and sustainable use activities in the east end reserves to maximize the ecological, economic and cultural benefits for the U.S.V.I. community. As part of the CAP process, a vision for STEER was formed: to restore and maintain a functional coastal ecosystem that promotes sustainable recreation opportunities and community engagement.
An open house will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club to announce finalization of the plan.  STEER stakeholders have dedicated their time and energy to develop and finalize the plan.  Please help us celebrate.  We will also hear from two UVI graduate students who are conducting exciting research in STEER.
For more information about STEER and the process for developing the management plan, visit groups.google.com/group/steer-stakeholders or contact Anne Marie Hoffman at ahoffman@tnc.org.

 

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