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Two Nominees to Banking Board Approved in Rules Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two nominees to represent St. Croix on the Banking Board, sending Rosalie Javois and Richard Grant on for a vote before the full Legislature.

Governor Makes Promises to Three New Cabinet Members

Property and Procurement Commissioner Randolph Bennett, Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav and V.I. Fire Services Director Clifford Joseph were sworn into office Wednesday.

BIR Reminds Residents to File Income Tax Returns in V.I.

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR, aka the Bureau), reminds all bona fide residents of the V.I. that they are required to file their individual income tax returns in the V.I. with the Bureau, not the IRS.

Mapp Names Bollentini, Jones to Government Posts

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has named Nicole Bollentini to be the Office of the Governor’s next director of communications. Kimberly Jones has been appointed deputy commissioner of health.

Mapp Vetoes ‘Ill-Considered’ EDC Bill

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Monday vetoed a bill that would have prevented nonresidents hired by or owning a company receiving benefits from the Economic Development Commission from achieving residency status during their period of employment or ownership.

Casino Control Commission Announces Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission has announced it will conduct the first V.I. Responsible Gambling Awareness Week from Dec. 7-12. The Commission, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling and ABC Behavioral Consulting Services LLC, will hold a series of events throughout the territory to promote responsible gambling.

Applications for Federal Money for Violence Against Women Available

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has made STOP funds available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding is based on a statutory formula, according to a press release issued on Friday by Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC).

Government Seeking Short-Term Borrowing to Bridge Budget Gap

V.I. Budget Director Nellon Bowry and Gov. Kenneth Mapp's financial team urged the Legislature to approve three pieces of legislation to let the government borrow now, based on anticipated revenues later in the year.

GERS to Close Offices for Carnival

The Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) offices will be closed as follows:

Legislation Would Give Prisoners Time Off for Advancing Educations

Prisoners sentenced to more than a year in prison will be able to get time off their sentences if they continue their educations, if a bill approved in the Rules and Judiciary Committee becomes law.

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