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BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Students Get ‘Hands On’ Learning; STEAM Winners Announced

Five students took their place in the ranks of computer program developers and another dozen took prizes in graphic publishing and website design at the annual STEAM Fair last week on St. Thomas.

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2016-05-24 22:31:58
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

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2016-05-24 21:50:49
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Push for Supreme Court to Consider Territorial Citizenship Case Gets Support

Virgin Islanders have been fighting for full U.S. citizenship rights for decades. The present question is whether a case making its way to the Supreme Court will give them the victory they have sought.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 11:11pm
Power of Attorney Matters to Seniors in Mock Session

Senior citizens playing the part of senators passed an ersatz bill to give them more power in designating power of attorney during the annual "senior mock session" of senators Tuesday on St. Croix.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 10:41pm
Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Tax to Increase June 1

The excise tax rate on cigarettes will increase 45 percent and the tax on cigars and other tobacco products will increase 25 percent, the Internal Revenue Bureau announced Tuesday.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 10:39pm
Students Get ‘Hands On’ Learning; STEAM Winners Announced

Five students took their place in the ranks of computer program developers and another dozen took prizes in graphic publishing and website design at the annual STEAM Fair last week on St. Thomas.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 10:31pm
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

Read entire articleMay 24 2016 - 9:50pm
WAPA Consultant Presents Integrated Resource Plan

Representatives from the Black and Veatch Management Consulting firm told a public forum Monday the territory will spend more on energy over the next 20 years by maintaining the status quo than by replacing outdated oil generating units with liquid propane gas. 

Read entire articleMay 23 2016 - 11:27pm
Undercurrents: Nassau Grouper, Please Come Home

People who have been watching and hoping for the return of the popular Nassau Grouper are seeing signs that the species is making a comeback. That would be good news for fishermen and consumers. 

Read entire articleMay 23 2016 - 10:35pm
Senators Observe African Liberation Week

The red, black and green Pan-African flag was raised on the grounds of the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building on Monday as senators and community members honored African Liberation Week. 

Read entire articleMay 23 2016 - 10:06pm
One Of Two Warring V.I. GOP Delegations Endorses Trump

 A majority of one of two warring U.S. Virgin Islands delegations, each planning to attend the Republican National Convention representing the territory, has endorsed real estate developer, heir and reality TV star Donald Trump for the party’s presidential nomination

Read entire articleMay 23 2016 - 10:45am
Hundreds Turn Out for Anti-Violence Run

Hundreds of runners and walkers gathered at Charlotte Amalie’s Coast Guard dock Sunday to take part in an annual race that has become a community show of solidarity against gun violence. 

Read entire articleMay 22 2016 - 11:16pm