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DEC. 31 PAYROLL WILL BE MET, OFFICIAL SAYS

The V.I. government will meet payroll Dec. 31 and will continue its payments to vendors with no change of schedule, a top Finance official has told the Independent.
The Turnbull-James transition team's preliminary report indicated there could be a payless payday at the end of December because of the territory's precarious financial position.
"We have money coming in and we're not doing anything out of the norm to make payroll," said Dean Wallace, assistant Finance commissioner.
Vendor payments are being made, late but as usual, the Independent quoted Wallace as saying.
Several vendors have cut services to the government in recent weeks due to non-payment. Esso refused fuel delivery to the motor pool and local pharmacists had trouble maintaining supplies of certain medications because their government health insurance reimbursements had not been made.

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The V.I. government will meet payroll Dec. 31 and will continue its payments to vendors with no change of schedule, a top Finance official has told the Independent.
The Turnbull-James transition team's preliminary report indicated there could be a payless payday at the end of December because of the territory's precarious financial position.
"We have money coming in and we're not doing anything out of the norm to make payroll," said Dean Wallace, assistant Finance commissioner.
Vendor payments are being made, late but as usual, the Independent quoted Wallace as saying.
Several vendors have cut services to the government in recent weeks due to non-payment. Esso refused fuel delivery to the motor pool and local pharmacists had trouble maintaining supplies of certain medications because their government health insurance reimbursements had not been made.