Since the most recent release of income tax refund checks in September, the government is now up-to-date on all outstanding payments, some dating as far back as 2001, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said in a press conference Monday.
High on a hill above Government House on St. Thomas stands a statue in tribute to four bold Virgin Islands women. They are known as the Queens of the Fireburn. As the story goes from St. Croix in 1878, Mary Thomas, Mathilda McBean, Axeline Elizabeth Salomon known as Agnes, and Susanna Abramson made history by leading a labor revolt.
While there are currently no known cases of monkeypox in the U.S. Virgin Islands, people should not let their guard down against the disease, said Dr. Carol Shores, a critical care physician at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix.
Tests conducted at Caneel Bay in November 2021 and February 2022 show that several suspected sites pose minimal danger to humans or wildlife, but also that asbestos was found in debris scattered throughout the property, which does present potentially serious health risks.
The rules were simple. Explain how your business would innovate if given a cash infusion. The answers didn't need to be technologically advanced. Several of the companies who received the maximum allotment of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s $1 million grants planned to make relatively low-tech innovations.
While announcing that he had nominated St. John native Delia Thomas to lead the V.I. Office of the Inspector General, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said he had been looking for someone who can lead the agency with integrity and carry on the legacy left by its former head, Steven van Beverhoudt, who retired last November.
Small craft advisories are already in effect for the Atlantic waters as two tropical waves are expected to pass through the territory Tuesday and Wednesday, then again from Thursday night through the weekend, though forecasts are showing disorganization and little to no chance of formation.
Retroactive wages owed to the employees and retirees of the government of the Virgin Islands are anticipated to be distributed by Sept. 30, V.I. Division of Personnel Director Cindy Richardson announced on Monday.
Relief may be on the horizon for homeowners still awaiting help through the federally funded EnVIsion Tomorrow program meant to fund repairs to properties damaged in the twin Category 5 hurricanes of September 2017.
V.I. Port Authority Director Carlton Dowe told a room full of St. John residents that he has "no clandestine plan, map or drawing" for his proposal to develop 3.75-acres as a multipurpose park between the gravel lot and the barge terminal in Cruz Bay.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the Caneel Bay Resort at Virgin Islands National Park on St. John legally belongs to the company that has operated it since 2004.
The V.I. Office of Cannabis Regulations held a virtual town hall on Wednesday to hear community concerns about the Cannabis Advisory Board's proposed rules and regulations. The rules and regulations were initially published on Aug. 12.
The Economic Development Authority Governing Board gave St. John Brewers 20 years of tax benefits Thursday. At the decision meeting, it also gave Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises an extension of its benefits for 10 years.
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