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DOH Asks Public to Take Part in Telephone Survey to Assess Health Issues in...

Health Commissioner Designee Dr. Michelle S. Davis informs the public that the V.I. Department of Health has begun a survey to better understand the magnitude of chronic disease issues in the territory.

DOH Reminds Businesses to Renew Health Permits

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) reminds business owners that health permits have an expiration date of Feb. 28, 2016. By law, all business owners are required to renew their health permits each year.

VIHFA to Host 2016 Housing Expos

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has declared June as National Homeownership Month in the USVI. As the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) marks 32 years of providing affordable housing in the territory, it is gearing up to host the 2016 Housing Expos.

Mapp Decries Taxpayer Subsidies for Casinos in Veto Message

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed recent legislation to subsidize casino renovations with tax dollars and decried the Senate's override of his veto giving the Casino Control Commission power to waive investment requirements.

Rules Committee Forwards to Full Senate: Nominees, Bill to Reorganize Judiciary

The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward to the full Senate a Superior Court nominee, a board appointee and a bill reorganizing the Judiciary, but held back one nominee for a conflict.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing or Possession of Queen Conch to Begin June 1

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries reminds the public of the upcoming seasonal prohibition of fishing for queen conch (strombus gigas) or possessing it on board a fishing vessel.

BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

BIR Launches Online Pay for Excise Taxes Beginning May 20

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) informs the taxpaying public that the Excise Tax Office now offers online payment options. Excise taxpayers can now enter their excise tax returns online and immediately pay the taxes through MasterCard or VISA.

DPNR’s Division of Building Permits to Hold Public Outreach Events

The general public is invited to join the Division of Building Permits in public outreach events as part of the celebration of Building Safety Month.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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