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Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp this weekend honored the memory of those who have served the Virgin Islands and United States in military service and lost their lives. “We observe Memorial Day each year to remember and to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp has delivered his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2017 ahead of the May 30th deadline with a 24.7% decrease in the structural deficit of the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget submission proposes a financial plan of $1.35 billion

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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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