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Trumpet fish (Conrad Hoover photo).

The V.I. Legislature approved increasing the local minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2017, Thursday in session.

With amendments during Thursday’s session, the bill [Bill 31-0236] sponsored by Sen. Jean Forde would increase local minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $8.35 an hour 90 days after the bill is enacted. Subsequently, the minimum wage will increase to $9.50 an hour on June 1, 2017 and to $10.50 an hour on June 1, 2018.

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VIPA meeting.

The legislation also urges Gov. Kenneth Mapp to appoint nominees to revive the V.I. Wage Board, which has been defunct since the 1990s.

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Trumpet fish (Conrad Hoover photo). used j3.30.16 t3.31.16
Trumpet fish (Conrad Hoover photo).
The V.I. Legislature approved increasing the local minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2017, Thursday in session. With amendments during Thursday's session, the bill [Bill 31-0236] sponsored by Sen. Jean Forde would increase local minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $8.35 an hour 90 days after the bill is enacted. Subsequently, the minimum wage will increase to $9.50 an hour on June 1, 2017 and to $10.50 an hour on June 1, 2018.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
VIPA meeting.
The legislation also urges Gov. Kenneth Mapp to appoint nominees to revive the V.I. Wage Board, which has been defunct since the 1990s.