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Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise ship company, earned $2 billion in profits over the last three years but paid less than 1 percent in income taxes, the New York Times reported Friday. The report details legal advantages enjoyed by foreign cruise lines and their increasingly powerful lobbying efforts.
Thursday's news conference presented a jocular, candid and comfortable chief executive to the people of the Virgin Islands a governor who, after a month and a half in office, still enjoys the goodwill of his constituents.
The Health Insurance board of trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the Government Employees Retirement System conference room.
The cruise ship industry is gearing up to fight Sen. Roosevelt David's proposal to add $2.50 to the $7.50 fee now collected on each cruise-ship passenger entering St. Thomas.
Rosalia Payne will replace Valaria Wheatley as superintendent of schools for the St. Thomas-St. John district. The appointment is expected to be announced today.
Luella A. Wallace-Daniel, 90, a founding member of the territorys Independent Citizens Movement, died Feb. 16. Daniel was also instrumental in obtaining John Brewers Beach for the people of the Virgin Islands.
Nobody cares about veterans in the Virgin Islands was the overwhelming testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday night on the status of veterans' affairs here. Their evidence: the lack of statistics on the number of veterans in the territory.
There were no big surprises in the final Cabinet appointments revealed at Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's press conference Thursday. But two Cabinet members remain unnamed: Labor commissioner and Police commissioner.
We hold public hearings each year on the needs of the elderly, notes Catherine L. Mills, but as a community we have done little to meet those needs. Meanwhile, the number of older residents is mushrooming, along with their needs. We need to start planning and acting now.
Responsible merchants provide parking for their workers and patrons, writes Kirk Grybowski. At least, that's the way it's supposed to work -- but it doesn't always work that way in the Virgin Islands.