The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee OK'd a proposed increase in the V.I. cigarette tax along with measures to allow smoking in 'cigar factories' and require job discrimination complaints be filed within 180 days of when discrimination is discovered.
On Friday, for just the second time in it’s 20-year existence, the V.I. Casino Control Commission approved a license to operate a casino on St. Croix, extending a one-year certificate to operate slot machines in the Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted.
p>The Senate is considering a bill, sponsored by Sen. Justin Harrigan, that would make it illegal to operate a jet ski or sailboard close to shore and increase the fines DPNR is able to impose up to $1,000.
A bill directing the West Indian Company to buy property next to Government House on St. Thomas for the governor's residence and take the cost out of WICO's back taxes has become law without Gov. Kenneth Mapp's signature.
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, (DLCA) continues to monitor the prices being charged to consumers by gas and essential commodity retail businesses such as grocery stores and supermarkets, to name a few.
The Senate Rules Committee Wednesday sent to the full Senate a bills requiring the territory's hospitals to allow a patient to designate a caregiver upon admission to give that person information on what care is needed after they leave.
STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion. The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting. An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot. ... See MoreSee Less
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