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BIR Announces Extension of April 30th Gross Receipts and Hotel Tax Return Deadlines

The April 30th due dates for both the gross receipts tax return and the hotel room tax return will be…

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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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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings into USVI Happy Meals

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is teaming up with McDonald’s to bring the on-screen excitement to Happy Meals. The newest of the Spider-Man movies follows the continuing adventures of Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man, as he squares off against the powerful Electro.
Starting Friday, April 25, customers at any McDonald’s restaurant in the Virgin Islands can order the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 Happy Meal featuring themed toys.
 

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2014-04-24 12:53:09
The Bookworm: 'Postcards from Cookie'

“Postcards from Cookie” has a bit of a Peeping-Tom element: this is a very personal story of adoption and love. You’re going to want to read this book.

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2014-04-24 10:35:36
Cruzan Organix Farm Wins Top Prize in 2014 13D Competition

UVI student Allison De Gazon was beaming Wednesday when her business idea, Cruzan Organix Farm, won the $30,000 top prize at the final judging ofthe  2014 13D Entrepreneurship Competition.

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2014-04-24 01:02:33
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Parks Free for National Parks Week

If enjoying St. Thomas Carnival isn’t on your agenda, St. John’s Trunk Bay Beach or St. Croix’s Fort Christiansvaern and Steeple Building might beckon. Admission is free until Sunday as the National Park Service celebrates National Park Week.

Trunk Bay is the only V.I. National Park facility that charges admission. It’s usually $4. The admission to Fort Christiansvaern and the Steeple Building in Christiansted National Historic Site is regularly $3 for both. Other park facilities on St. Croix are always free.

Joel Tutein, superintendent at Christiansted National Historic Site, said the fee free week is to show appreciation for the public’s support.

That said, he also pointed out that there is a donation box if the public was inclined to help.

On St. John, the park’s chief of interpretation, Paul Thomas, said the fee free week is to encourage people to enjoy the park.

“Get people outdoors,” he said.

Admission fees at all 397 national park facilities are waived in honor of National Park Week, which began April 21.

This year’s theme is “Picture Yourself in a National Park.”

“National Park Week is the perfect time to experience all that our national
parks have to offer,” Neil Mulholland, president and chief executive officer of the National Park Foundation, said in a press release.

“It is also an invitation to join the community of national park supporters,” he said. “Visit, volunteer or get involved with the Foundation or any one of the local friends groups that support our parks. Together, we can make this National Park Week one to remember.”

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