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Crowds gather at Vendors Plaza on St. Thomas. (File photo by the USVI Legislature)

STT Vendors Plaza Upgrades on the Way, V.I. Officials Say

Licensing and Consumer Affairs officials met with St. Thomas' Vendors Plaza merchants at a town hall Tuesday to talk about the run-down state of the major tourism site.
DLCA Nominee Richard Evangelista takes the oath before testifying at Thursday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

DLCA Nominee Vows Ramped-Up Consumer Protection, Faster Licensing

Richard Evangelista, Gov. Albert Bryan’s nominee to lead the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, told lawmakers Thursday his appointment signaled a new day for businesses and consumers, pledging a strengthened consumer protection division, a more efficient license application process and year-round compliance monitoring.
A service pump at a Total gas station on Veterans Drive is plastered with a sign indicating it is out of service. If the pump did work, the cost would be almost $4 a gallon. (Bethaney Lee photo)

Gas Costs More on STT than STX; Online Chatter Calls for Pay-at-the-Pump

Gas prices continue to be more expensive on St. Thomas than on the island of St. Croix, according to figures from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. At the same time, the public has begun expressing resentment with service stations, as few offer the ability to swipe a credit card at the service pump to purchase fuel.
Store shelves are getting picked clean in advance of Hurricane Maria.

Consumer Affairs Food Basket Survey Suggests St. John Has Priciest Groceries

It looks like groceries are expensive everywhere and a little more expensive on St. John, based on the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affair's territory-wide food basket findings released this week.

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