May 26, 2017 12:55 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

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A cruise ship visits the Fredericksted pier on St. Croix. (John Baur photo)

Tourism Addresses Steep Decline in St. Croix Cruise Ship Visits

Steps are being taken to counter an almost 75 percent decrease in cruise ship passengers to St. Croix this year, the Virgin Islands Tourism commissioner told the Source.
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GERS Complex on St. Croix. (Source file photo)

Government Still Behind Paying GERS

The V.I. government is now making payments to GERS, but it is way behind. GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs said the central government had not made payments for the April 13; April 27 and May 11 pay days.
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Legislature to Host Public African Liberation Day Celebration May 25

The public is invited to attend the activities, which will be broadcast on LEGIT TV via Channel 17 on St. Thomas-St. John or Channel 5 on St. Croix on Innovative Cable.
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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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Veterans Affairs, American Legion Schedule V.I. Memorial Day Activities

Following custom, the VA will have activities on all three islands. The following is a list of the dates, times and locations of this year’s events.
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GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.
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V.I. Department of Health Wants Public Input on Work Plan

DOH invites the public’s input on its work plan: the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant.
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Coast Guard Offloads 573 Pounds of Marijuana in St. Croix

The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $1.2 million, Thursday in St. Croix. The offload followed a sea interdiction in international waters off Martinique.
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DOH Offers Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy for Addiction

Wellness Self-Management Group Therapy is for those who need assistance with personal recovery from alcohol, or illegal or prescribed drugs.
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Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs to Hold Conference on St. Thomas

The conference will be held from May 22-26 at Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas.
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