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Government House: USVI is Not a Tax Haven

In a brief written statement Monday, the V.I. government rejected action by the European Commission placing the territory on the European Union’s blacklist of jurisdictions that it says do not exercise proper tax transparency.

Ballot Initiatives in the USVI: How Do They Work?

The civic group St. Croix Government Retirees Inc. and its president, Mary Moorhead, are seeking to change V.I. law, circulating a petition for a ballot initiative to split the territory into five districts.

It’s Not a State of Emergency; V.I. Is in a State of Disarray

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been in a State of Emergency since Sept. 5. If it continues until April 3, as the governor has said it will, that will be seven months of being in an emergency state.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

V.I. Needs Ballot Initiative for Legislative Districts, Retiree Group Says

St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. has commenced with the necessary steps for an Initiative petition to bring responsibility and accountability to the investment we have made in the GERS.

U.S. Labor to Provide Hurricane-Related Outreach to V.I. on Wage Compliance, Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (Division) will be on St. Croix and St. Thomas through March 21 to investigate wage issues and provide compliance assistance related to work done in connection with recovery efforts following hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Rotary Sunrise Takes on International Challenge, Plants Banana Trees at Tuitt Elementary

Members from Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise recently responded to a challenge issued by Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International president, to plant trees as part of Rotary’s worldwide effort to improve the environment.

Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don't like, and do things that give them happiness.
Carl Hoffman, author of 'Last Wild Men of Borneo' (Photo by Richard Kerris)

The Bookworm: ‘Last Wild Men of Borneo’ Is a True, Jaw-dropping Story

Carl Hoffman headed to Bali with Bruno Manser on his mind. He found two stories, which become his new book, 'The Last Wild Men of Borneo.'

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
A WAPA crew works on a power line. (Photo provided by WAPA)

Power Restored to All Eligible Electric Customers in U.S.V.I.

As of March 8, WAPA reported that 55,584 customers able to receive energy had been connected to the system.


Coming Thursday: movie poster
Coming Thursday:
“Pacific Rim Uprising” and “Sherlock Gnomes”




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