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VIWMA Announces Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of the hours of operations for its offices and facilities for the Thanksgiving holiday.

DHS Quality Control Division Snags Nation’s Number One Spot for Fifth Time

This year marks a record for the V.I. Department of Human Services Division of Family Assistance Quality Control because it has received its fifth national award and maintained its number one status in the nation.

Governor Proclaims Administrative Leave for Day After Thanksgiving

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Mapp has issued a proclamation providing for administrative leave for all nonessential Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) employees on the Friday following the holiday.

Potter Warns Public About Health Care Sharing Ministry

In his capacity as Commissioner of Insurance, Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter advises the public to learn fully about a Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM) before joining.

VIPA to Hold Public Workshop to Update Airport Master Plan

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is conducting a study to update the Master Plan for the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. The study identifies required capital projects to improve the airport over the next 20 years.

Susannaberg Trash Transfer Station Partially Closed

The V.I. Waste Management Authority is having limited collection services at St. John's Susannaberg Transfer Station until Wednesday. On Monday, no municipal waste was accepted at the facility. Only green waste, scrap metal, and bulk waste was accepted.

VIPA Warns Public of Craigslist Fraud

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has received several reports from the public regarding false advertisements posted on the Craigslist Web site. The ads list vehicles for sale and states that the VI Port Authority will ship these vehicles to the individuals once money has been received by the seller.

VIWMA Observing V.I. Recycles Month Many Ways

In line with Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp’s proclamation that November is V.I. Recycles Month, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is promoting its programs and initiatives to encourage recycling in the territory. Throughout the month, the authority has scheduled a number of outreach activities.

Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty Still in Effect Until Jan. 3

The Gross Receipts Tax Amnesty, signed into law by Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Oct. 6, 2016 (Act No. 7930), is still in effect but will end on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Consumers Need to Be on Alert for Stolen Meat Products

With the holiday season approaching, Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles reminds consumers to buy local meat only from known livestock farmers. At this time of year, many animals are stolen and slaughtered in the bush and then are sold to unsuspecting consumers who could be harmed.





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