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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Recent raises for Government employees and the timely payment of 2015 tax refunds stand to provide a significant boost to the Virgin Islands’ private sector and improve our overall economic outlook, according to Government House. Last week more than $9.9 million was paid out in 2015 tax

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a result of Gov. Kenneth Mapp signing Bill No. 31-0320 into law, thousands of Virgin Island government employees, from nine departments will receive their initial step increases in this week’s paychecks on May 26th. The departments that will benefit from Mapp’s largesse in the form of pay

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Bureau of Internal Revenue says it will soon offer an online option for taxpayers needing to make an Excise Tax payment. according to BIR director Marvin Pickering. Excise taxpayers can now enter their excise tax returns online and immediately pay the taxes through MasterCard or VISA, Pickering

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The grand opening ceremony for the territory’s newest housing community, Sugar Estate Seniors Affordable Housing, was held on St. Thomas told and attended by numerous government officials. The development, located just north of the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, includes eighty apartments, a community room,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first batch of 2015 income tax refunds have been transmitted to the Department of Finance for processing this week, according to a written statement from Government House. At least $10 million in refunds will be paid out, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Internal Revenue Director Marvin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the recent approval to appropriate $8.1 million to pay down the amount owed to the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) by the Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Valdamier Collens, said that the department

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  CRUZ BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday that his Administration remains committed to establishing after school and other programs for St. John’s youth. The governor and staff toured the shuttered Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay, where plans are now underway to develop it as a multi-purpose community

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is under fire in the national news from conservative groups who argue that he is “targeting” conservative and libertarian organizations for their political beliefs on climate change. Dozens of groups claim that Walker’s subpoena, first issued in March, unfairly seeks to penalize them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he is working together with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to bring healthcare for local veterans to the territory’s two hospitals. The goal is to relocate our two vets clinics to Juan F. Luis Hospital and Roy L. Schneider

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government employees can expect to see long-anticipated pay increases in this week’s payroll checks. Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter said on Tuesday that the first set of government employees would see the pay hikes soon. “I am elated to see these raises going into effect,” Director

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