The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee OK'd a proposed increase in the V.I. cigarette tax along with measures to allow smoking in 'cigar factories' and require job discrimination complaints be filed within 180 days of when discrimination is discovered.
Poor planning cost the Education Department hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal lunch reimbursements, which was a major factor in why the school system needs $3.2 million more or it will run out of money for school lunches in March.
On Friday, for just the second time in it’s 20-year existence, the V.I. Casino Control Commission approved a license to operate a casino on St. Croix, extending a one-year certificate to operate slot machines in the Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted.
p>The Senate is considering a bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Harrigan, that would make it illegal to operate a jet ski or sailboard close to shore and increase the fines DPNR is able to impose up to $1,000.
A bill directing the West Indian Company to buy property next to Government House on St. Thomas for the governor's residence and take the cost out of WICO's back taxes has become law without Gov. Kenneth Mapp's signature.
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, (DLCA) continues to monitor the prices being charged to consumers by gas and essential commodity retail businesses such as grocery stores and supermarkets, to name a few.
Senate Vice President Myron D. Jackson, chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging hosted a meeting in collaboration with the Committee on Sports, Parks and Recreation with representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Friday at the Capitol Building. The purpose was to meet with visiting Japanese and Virgin Islands Olympic officials to consider the participation of the U.S. Virgin Islands in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program.
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