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Senate Sweetens Hotel Development Subsidies

The V.I. Legislature voted to broaden extensive hotel development tax incentives without debate Monday, one of many amendments to a bill appropriating money to repay the federal government for funds mismanaged by the Law Enforcement Planning Commission.

Senate Overrides Veto of Law Removing Elected Officials Who Vote Stateside

Senators overrode Gov Kenneth Mapp's vetoes of a measure that would would remove elected officials from office if they voted in stateside elections, and another to prohibit the governor him from using a revolving line of credit to buy 'ceremonial vehicles.'

DOH to Unveil New Technology Kiosks for Healthier Mothers and Children

Michelle S. Davis, health commissioner nominee, the USVI Maternal Child Health (MCH) and Children with Special Care Needs Program, and St. Andrew Development will unveil a new interactive wellness kiosk and tablet program that provides important health information, especially for mothers.

DLCA Advises Public About Non-Licensed Real Estate Brokers and Sellers

It has been reported that certain individuals and/or entities have engaged in the advertising, buying, selling and renting of real estate without proper licensure and without the authorization of the Real Estate Commission.

Regulatory Utility Commissioners Pick PSC Commissioner for Committee Seat

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has selected Virgin Islands Public Services Commission’s (PSC) Commissioner Raymond J. Williams as a member of the Committee on Consumer Affairs.

Legislature May Require Government-Paid Doctors to Accept Medicaid

Two bills aimed at expanding access to health care in the territory and a third requiring background checks were sent out of committee Wednesday.

Senate Creating New Unfunded Task Force

The V.I. Government will have a new unfunded mandate to create a task force on crime and public health, involving the heads of many government agencies, if a bill approved Wednesday becomes law.

Mapp to Visit China on Trade Mission

At the invitation of oil and gas giant Sinopec, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced he will soon be heading to China on a “trade mission” that would explore additional investment in the territory.

Mapp Signs Wage Increases and WAPA Bill Payment

This week Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed legislation to permanently increase government salaries to negotiated contract levels, using one-time windfall funding from the Hovensa sale.

Labor Releases 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics for the Virgin Islands

The 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data set has been published. The OES program produces employment and wage estimates for occupations in the Virgin Islands.

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