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Taxis line up for business on St. John. (Photo from the V.I. Taxi Association website)

Taxicab Commission Wants Limousine and Tour Broker Licenses Under Its Purview

The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission is vying for control over limousine and tour broker operator licenses and says seeking legislation for that aim is a goal for fiscal year 2021.

Finance Committee OKs New Special Tax Break Zone for STX

Lawmakers say they want to diversify the Virgin Islands economy by pushing forward a bill that will designate 3,000 acres on the south shore of St. Croix as an enterprise zone.

Testifiers Butt Heads with Lawmakers Over WAPA and PSC Board Expertise

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and Public Services Commission officials opposed two bills that would set minimum criteria of educational requirements for board members of each board.

WAPA Addresses Growing List of Customer Complaints

WAPA executives responded to charges that it has been unresponsive to customer complaints by providing a full report to the Public Services Commission at its Thursday meeting, detailing the areas of concern and how they are being dealt with.

PSC Censures Member Clendenin for “Demeaning,” “Insulting” Behavior

The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission voted Thursday to censure commission member Johann Clendenin, reprimanding him for allegedly “demeaning, insulting, disruptive and disrespectful behavior.”

Governor Removes Watson From Horse Racing Commission

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Friday removed Jay Watson from his position as chairman of the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Bryan issued a letter stating Watson failed to “administer the VIHRC in a professional manner."
The conference table on St. Thomas is all ready for a teleconference with the St. Croix members of the Horse Racing Commission, but the St, Thomas commissioners are no-show. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Horse Racing Commission at a Standstill

The V.I. Horse Racing Commission was unable to conduct a meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, due to the absence of all commission members from St. Thomas. Chairman Jay Watson said the commission has been unable to conduct any official business since Aug. 30.

Ferry Companies Provide Audits For Subsidies That Never Come

Ferry companies haven’t received needed government subsidies due to audits that were allegedly never handed in to the Department of Public Works, but the attorney who represents the territory’s franchise ferry companies, Maria Tankenson-Hodge, said the audits were handed in and, in fact, during a time when audits were not even required to obtain the subsidies.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

Bryan Nominates 4 to Seats on Cannabis Advisory Board

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has nominated four people to take seats on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board, which is charged with creating the regulations and policies governing the medical marijuana industry in the territory.

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