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Roach Notifies Small Businesses of Reporting on Beneficial Ownership Information

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. notifies the public that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Division of Corporations and Trademarks is providing guidance regarding new federal reporting requirements that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, which will require businesses to report beneficial ownership information in an effort to prevent financial crimes

Senators Hold Bill to Confiscate Guns of Extreme-Risk Individuals

A bill that would give the V.I. Police Department the flexibility to suspend the licenses of registered gun holders if they’re a threat to themselves or others got an airing before the Senate Wednesday but was ultimately held because of concerns from senators and other testifiers.

Committee Moves Bills for Medical Technicians at Schools and Safe Havens for Newborns

On Wednesday, the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services forwarded two bills to the Rules and Judiciary Committee. One bill would protect newborn babies, and the second would give school-age children an essential link to some medical care.

V.I. Fusion Center Successfully Hosts First Emerging Threats Symposium

Some of the topics discussed were threats related to mass migration, maritime security, and suspicious activity reporting.

VIPA Temporarily Relocates Parking for CEKA Airport Limousine and External Taxi Driver Begins Dec 11

The independent livery drivers, including all limo and non-franchise taxi drivers, will be allowed to temporarily stage their vehicles in Parking Lot B at the King Airport,

V.I. Port Authority Holiday Electric Slide Charity Dance-Off Deadline to Sign Up Approaches

The competitions will be held at the annual Holiday Fests at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted, St. Croix, and at the Crown Bay Center Holiday Fest on St. Thomas. 

VIEDA Schedules Economic Development Commission Public Hearing

Wayne L. Biggs Jr., CEO of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority advises all interested persons that a public hearing for the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 14. 

Un-activated MREs Not Acceptable in Landfills Territory-wide

Un-activated MRE heaters are considered hazardous waste and are potential fire hazards when they encounter moisture.

Bryan Extends Local State of Emergency Through Dec. 29; Minor Cannabis Convictions May Qualify for Expungement

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended a local State of Emergency for 30 days through Dec. 29, providing ongoing access to resources to address water quality issues on St. Croix. Separately, individuals with minor cannabis convictions may have records expunged. 

Senate Calendar for December 4-8

Here is what is happening this week at the 35th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Plaskett: FEMA Awards USVI With Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to Rebuild Markoe and Cancryn Schools

“FEMA has awarded the V.I. Department of Education a grant for $140,087,014.98 for Markoe Elementary School on St. Croix and a grant in the amount of $324,355,822.98 for Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas…”

Bryan Signs 7 Bills into Law, Vetoes 3 Others Passed by Legislature Nov. 14

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. acted on bills passed by the 35th Legislature at its session on Nov. 14 by signing seven into law and vetoing two — one naming the bridge in Nadir on St. Thomas after Wayne “Facts Man” Adams, and another giving St. Croix residents affected by the lead crisis a break on their water bills — and acknowledging several of the Legislature’s nominations and commendations, Government House announced Thursday. 

Fish and Wildlife to Establish Aquaculture Rules and Regulations for USVI

the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has prepared Draft Aquaculture Rules and Regulations that are available for public comment until Feb. 29, 2024.

Status of Land Swap Questioned

Sen. Angel Bolques Jr. told the Source this week that he is confident that negotiations concerning water rights around Whistling Cay will not “hinder” the proposed land swap with the National Park Service. The land swap will give the Virgin Islands government land in Estate Catherineberg on St. John to build a school.

No Parking at CEKA Entrance and Parking Lot Project Fencing Effective Immediately

This is applicable to the public, including all local and federal government agencies, airport employees and contractors, and VIPA employees.

Maintenance Dredging Starts Thursday at Red Hook Car Ferry Dock

The dredging will be performed at night without interrupting the barge or passenger ferry operations in Red Hook. It will take approximately ten days to complete.

Government House Questions Water Testing Results, But No Confirmation Yet From EPA

According to V.I. government officials, results of initial tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, which exposed hazardous levels of lead and copper in St. Croix’s water supply, may have been inaccurate. In response, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. plans to extend a local State of Emergency declaration as investigations continue to confirm the island’s water quality.

IRS Offers Tax Relief for Taxpayers Impacted by Elevated Levels of Lead and Copper in Water

These taxpayers now have until Feb. 29, 2024, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.

Agency Heads Say More Help Needed for Disabled

Angus Drigo, executive director of the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands, was not present Monday at the Committee on Culture, Youth, Aging, Sports, and Parks, but his blunt written testimony was read, and it hung over the hearing.

DHS Reminds SNAP/CASH Households of Deadline for Recertification Applications, Periodic Reports

It is important that the applicant carefully review the due dates specified on each document received. These due dates are critical to maintaining benefits without interruption.



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