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V.I. Tax Collector Reminds Property Owners of Deadline

Lt. Gov. Osbert E. Potter reminds the public that the 2018 Property Tax bills issued to all property owners on record as of Jan. 1, 2018, will become delinquent if not paid by Sept. 28, 2018.

Mapp Signs Contract to Continue Melvin Evans Highway Repairs, 20 Road Projects Underway

In April, the governor announced that all the territory’s primary roads would be entirely rebuilt to U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway standards.

Tenth Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Extended Through October 12

The annual challenge, which encourages students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer months, was slated to conclude on Friday, Sept. 21; however, due to the staggered opening of the territory's public schools, the deadline has been extended

Red Cross Providing Micro Grants to Small Farmers for Recovery Efforts

Grant applications are available from the ARC offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix, V.I. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Cooperative Extension Services (CES) of the University of the Virgin Islands, and USDA Farm Service Agency.
From left: Rick White of AIG, Philip Roy of DPA, and Dave Marshall of Shear Construction field questions at a tenants association meeting at Bellevue Village.

AIG Reps Assure Tenants Repairs Are Ongoing

Representatives for the owner of three affordable housing communities met with tenants Tuesday and Wednesday to assure them that repairs from Hurricane Irma are ongoing and that rents were being adjusted to reflect damage.

Final Budget: Cuts Hit Police, Hospitals, Increases at Education, Waste Management

Amid pre-election pay raises and promises of free tuition from Gov. Kenneth Mapp, some agencies saw another year of budget cuts as the Legislature approved more than three dozen bills Thursday.

VIPA Director’s No-Show Lays Bare Senate Divisions

The no-show of Virgin Islands Port Authority Director David Mapp at a Senate committee hearing Thursday led to a contentious exchange between lawmakers and barely-veiled accusations of cowing to the Mapp administration.

V.I. Raids Insurance Guaranty Fund, Repeals Ballot Photos

In what has become a periodic budgetary ritual, on Wednesday Senators voted to cut the cap of the Insurance Guaranty Fund from $50 million down to $10 million, to help balance the government's budget for next year.
Sen. Alicia Hansen encourages testifier Kristen Greenaway as, from left, Deputy Chief Public Defender Hannibal O'Bryan and Attorney General Claude Walker wait their turn to testify. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel Tables ‘Liberally Crafted’ Expungement Bill

April Knight Lawmakers on Thursday held in committee a bill that would expand the scope of convictions eligible for expungement – from misdemeanors to felonies – after Attorney General Claude Walker testified that the bill’s language was too “liberally crafted.”
Work continues on the Charlotte Amalie Main Street project.

Public Works Commissioner Updates Progress of Recovery Work

V.I. residents continue to see improvements throughout the territory as part of the government’s efforts to address both hurricane recovery issues and additional long standing infrastructure challenges like the Turpentine Run Project and improvements to Main Street on St Thomas.





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