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2016 Property Tax Bills Due by August 1

2016 Property Tax bills have been issued to all property owners on record as of Jan. 1, 2016. The 2016 bills will become due on Aug. 1 and will become delinquent if not paid by Sept. 30. Some property owners whose informal appeals have been considered may see new assessments on their 2016 bills.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

DLCA Informs Mobile Food Service Vendors of Legal Requirements

The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is publicly notifying individuals and entities holding mobile food service licenses of the statutory requirement to be mobile, which means at the end of the business day, all such licensees must remove their mobiles from the location at which they do business.

VIPA Provides Update on St. Thomas-St. John Barge Service

Barge service between St. Thomas and St. John will be temporarily provided by one company, according to a press release issued on Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). Boyson Inc.’s barge is currently off-line.

DPNR Deploys Fish Aggregating Devices Around St. Thomas

The Division of Fish and Wildlife deployed two fish aggregating devices (FADs) around St. Thomas on Wednesday, June 15. This is in addition to the two previously deployed submerged FADs, which are located south of St. Croix.

Farmers’ Market Construction to Begin, Animal Feed Available for Sale

Beginning Monday, June 26, Grade All Construction Company will begin work on the construction of a retaining wall to facilitate the expansion of the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market.Also, livestock feed is now available for sale.

VIPA Plans to Hold Public Meetings on USVI Aviation Fee Increases

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will host public meetings to discuss proposed increases to its aviation tariff. The meetings are scheduled on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

VIUCEDD Joins VIDOL, VIDHS to Employ People With Disabilities

The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is partnering with the Virgin Islands Department of Labor (VIDOL) and the V.I. Department of Human Services’ (VIDHS) Vocational Rehabilitation Program to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

DOE Releases Statement on Commissioner McCollum’s Leave

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (DOE) informs the general public that Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum is out on medical leave.

Supreme Court Won’t Consider Insular Birthright Citizenship Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to review a lower court's decision denying birthright citizenship in U.S. territories. As a result, the lower court's decision stands as the law.

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