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Government Distributes $15 Million in Income Tax Refunds

The Virgin Islands Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue sent out more than 6,000 income tax refunds to residents this week totaling more than $15 million, Government House announced Friday.

Bryan Tells Congress ‘Building Back Better’ Requires Financial Support

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. told the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that the best support the federal government can offer now is its financial backing.

USVI’s COVID Positivity Rate Jumps to 4 Percent with Surge on St. Croix

With a 10-day positivity rate now at 4 percent, government officials spoke Monday about a surge of COVID cases on St. Croix and increased exposure caused by returning travelers.

Community Must Rally to Curb Gun Violence, Bryan Says

With five dead and 13 injured from gunfire on St. Croix within the previous three days, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday put the onus on the community to start turning the perpetrators in.

Ups and Downs of 2020: A Look Back at the News the Source Covered

It seems at times that the COVID-19 pandemic is the only thing that happened in 2020. But it’s been an eventful year, from beginning to end. The Virgin Islands lost some icons, took some economic damage and had some fun.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Governor Lists Priorities for Vision 2040 Initiative

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. opened the USVI Community Business Forum on Wednesday with a list of priorities aimed at building a workforce and attracting new businesses to the territory as part of the V.I. Economic Development Authority’s Vision 2040 economic development initiative.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Excise Tax Collection Can Resume in January, Court Rules

The Virgin Islands government can look forward to a return of excise tax revenues in 2021, thanks to a Wednesday ruling in District Court.

Bryan Asks for Extra COVID Precautions, Calls Special Session

As the territory’s COVID numbers creep up, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said extra precautions are necessary to avoid a shutdown, particularly as holiday travel and visitors arriving on the islands increase the threat of infection.

Government to Recall $100K in Unauthorized Finance Dept. Bonuses

The Bryan administration will seek reimbursement of $109,500 that former Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood recently doled out to staff members in addition to their regular compensation.

Wayne Adams: In Death and In Life, One in a Million

A few days after St. Thomas writer, historian and entertainer Wayne Adams died from the novel coronavirus, the loss of life to the same disease was approaching one million people worldwide since March.

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