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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated 14 neighborhoods on St. Thomas and St. Croix as Qualified Opportunity Zones eligible for U.S. tax breaks under the massive tax bill passed by Congress last December, Government House announced today. The nominated zones, which are considered 14 “low income census tracts”, are subject
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a notice extending the relief it provided last year to residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who evacuated or couldn’t return because of the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Notice 2018-19 extends the relief from last year’s Notice
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a long-awaited decision that has major ramifications for the territory’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) program, the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. has rejected the arguments of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and ruled that the federal statute of limitations applies to U.S. Virgin Islands
IRS Says That President Trump’s Disaster Designation For Territory Might Give Taxpayers More Time To File
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16, 2017 in parts of U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS announced Friday. President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in the territory. Following the recent
Someone On St. Croix, St. Thomas Or St. John Won $2 Million In The Powerball Drawing Last Night … It Could Be You!
CHRISTIANSTED — One lucky Virgin Islander matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball drawing in Florida last night. Not only that, but one person in the territory spent one dollar extra for the Powerplay option on the ticket, meaning that the $1 million they won was doubled to
St. Croix Native Celeste Bermudez, Former VI CARE Director, Gets 2.5 Years In Jail And Must Pay Back $458K For Theft Of Federal Funds
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Celeste P. Bermudez, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for theft of federal program funds, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. Gomez also ordered St. Croix native Bermudez to
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said people should beware of an automated IRS telephone scam that has targeted the St. Thomas community. Police said that the scammer is using IRS automated recordings that sound “very authentic.” The recording will say that there is a lawsuit filed
FEDERAL INDICTMENT: Texas Rep Steve Stockman Hid $1.2 Million From ‘Criminal Conspiracy’ In 10 Shell Companies … Mostly In The British Virgin Islands
TERRORIST FUNDED?: Steve Stockman ADVERTORIAL: To learn how you can help someone with a gambling addiction, please press play: HOUSTON — Steve Stockman was soon to board a plane for the United Arab Emirates this month when his unorthodox life took a sudden detour. The outspoken two-time former congressman from
ARRESTED: 72-year-old Audrey Huff ADVERTORIAL: To learn how you can help someone with a gambling addiction, please press play: PITTSBURGH — A woman has been charged with being a money mule who sent $295,000 to Jamaican conspirators after elderly people in several states were persuaded to send her the money
Former VICARE Director Celeste Bermudez Faces 10 Years In Prison After Stealing Money Intended For AIDS Patients
GUILTY: Celeste Bermudez ADVERTORIAL: To learn more about how you can help someone who has a gambling addiction, press play: CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix woman admitted in federal court today to stealing $5,000 that was earmarked to help people with HIV-AIDS. Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St.