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DLCA Implements Self-Reporting on Monthly Food Price Lists by Merchants

This Pueblo Supermarket is located in Havensight and the chain has other locations around St. Thomas and St. Croix. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista Esq. reminds businesses of their obligation to submit a monthly price list.

Effective Friday, Feb. 28, DLCA will institute a process for gathering information published in the monthly Market Basket Survey.  Changes to the current operational procedures regarding both surveys are being made to extract data and produce adequate public information in a more efficient and less time-consuming manner as follows:

Wholesalers, supermarkets and retail establishments will be required to submit prices on specified basic food commodities offered for sale via electronic means on a bi-weekly basis.

Transmission via hardcopy, email, fax or other electronic medium will be acceptable means of providing the required information. Said information, whether transmitted electronically or otherwise, must be addressed to K’wanda Daniels, special assistant to the Office of the Commissioner, via email: kwanda.daniels@dlca.vi.gov or via fax to 718-6982.

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The Consumer Protection Service and Weights and Measures Unit shall monitor the establishments at least once weekly to ensure that the information submitted is accurate.

Basic food commodities included by statute include: all milk, bread, rice, flour, potatoes, cereal, juice, including canned, bottle and frozen juice and juice packs, bottled water, dried beans, fruits, vegetables, meats and poultry offered for sale.

Pertinent information from all the reports required to be submitted above will be published regularly by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Whoever fails to produce invoices or documents required by DLCA will be fined not more than $200 per violation.

Consumers or merchants with questions may contact the Office of the Commissioner on St. Croix at 713-3522, St. Thomas at 714-3522 or on St. John at 693-8036.

For consumer related issues, email consumerawareness@dlca.vi.gov.

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Mid-Morning Havensight Robbery Being Investigated, No Deaths Reported

A daring mid-morning robbery attempt at Havensight Mall on St. Thomas has left two injured. As of 1.45 p.m., V.I. Police confirmed that both are in surgery at the Schneider Regional Medical Center.

The mall has been shut down, and the area around the store, Glitters, has been blocked off to traffic and yellow taped. More than a dozen units flew to the scene in response around 10:45 a.m. and are still on scene. As of around 12 p.m., patrons were being questioned.

According to police, three male suspects arrived in a dark-colored vehicle and entered the store. During the attempted robbery, a security officer and female customer were shot as gunfire was exchanged between the security guard the suspects. The security guard was shot in the stomach, and the female was shot in the chest.

Police said they have recovered the getaway vehicle in the Havensight area. The Source will provide more details as they become available. https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/12/04/mid-morning-havensight-robbery-being-investigated-no-deaths-reported/

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Praying for the injured in this violent encounter on St.Thomas, in Jesus's name, may God heal them completely. May they find forgiveness those who trespassed against them. Amen.

Praying for a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹

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