Heralding the newly passed American Rescue Act as “landmark” federal legislation, Government House officials detailed Monday what local residents can expect in terms of new relief, including the third round of stimulus payments.
A ruling handed down on Tuesday by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for the U.S. Virgin Islands to keep collecting a $25 per day occupancy fee on timeshare units, which has been challenged by timeshare groups in the territory.
The opening of public COVID vaccine centers on St. Thomas and St. Croix has increased the access residents 16 years old and older have to the vaccine. Taking it a step further, the government has now made available an online option for booking an appointment.
As the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue continued Monday issuing 7,000 more COVID relief checks to individuals, officials said there could be more federal aid on the horizon and the Small Business Administration is poised to help local entrepreneurs.
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