Senator Samuel Carrión introduced the Occupancy Tax Efficiency Act noting the large amount of money that was apparently being “left on the table” and the tremendous success of the Virgin Islands Government’s agreement with Airbnb
On behalf of the John's Folly Learning Institute of St. John, I would like to say thanks to the people, organizations, businesses, and groups that came together on Thanksgiving Day, 2021, to make the season bright for seniors and shut-ins in our community.
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives.
The Virgin Islands Board of Education asks the public to recognize and appreciate the public schools, especially during American Education Week from Nov. 15-19.
The Virgin Islands Conservation Society says “there comes a time for frank and open examination of governmental agencies which have an extended record of failure to act responsibly, perpetuating unconscionable delays threatening our environment and our personal health.”
Requiring that polluters follow the Clean Air Act is a necessary first step to ensuring that Environmental Justice communities like St. Croix are protected from serious harm, according to the letter writers.
Speaking for the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Dee Baecher-Brown argues against corporal punishment and that there are other ways to promote children’s positive behavior.
On Oct. 1, 1878, agricultural laborers on St. Croix protested the fixed wages and harsh living conditions they were forced into on plantation villages in an event that came to be known as the Fireburn.
Commissioner of Education Racquel Berry-Benjamin thanks all of those whose prayers, words of encouragement and well-wishes lifted her up while she was recovering from COVID-19.
“This will certainly prove beneficial as the territory poised itself to be favorably looked at in the investor market. The elimination of this debt places the territory to potentially see lower interest rates, which provides for greater opportunity for increased refunding bond capacity.”
I was informed that there are discussions among some legislators who are thinking about exchanging prime government agricultural farmlands with other lands to allow a development to move forward. Act 6836 forbids the use of prime government agricultural lands for non-agricultural uses.
Chairman Cecil R. Benjamin, speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, condemns the recent actions of Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden.
Sen. Samuel Carrion of St. Croix writes about Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of the Hispanic people who live in the Virgin Islands.