Category: St. John News

AG Denise George Issues Statement on the Impact of the United States Supreme Court Decision on Local Abortion Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Attorney General’s Office said it has received numerous calls and inquiries after yesterday’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case overturned th e cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. These two cases determined that a women had […]

Celebrate Your Independence With Social Security

Every July, we celebrate the Day of the Independence of the United States. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. Social Security offers useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and the benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement […]

USVI Rental Car Options To Expand With The Addition of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

ST. LOUIS —  Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest vehicle rental business, said new franchise locations are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco and the Bahamas. Each of the three new markets will feature car rental options from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company plans to open locations and provide service on […]

Governors Urge Quick Action On The Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chairs Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan, Jr. released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The act was introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and […]

Human Services Offices Closed Half Day for Staff Training On Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez said that all DHS offices will be closed on Friday, 24 June 2022 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a mandatory ESF6 Mass Care Disaster and Emergencies Training. All residential facilities and 24/7 emergency services will maintain normal operations. For more information, please visit the Department of Human Services […]

Finance Is Distributing 8,000+ Income Tax Refunds For 2020 Tax Returns

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing this afternoon, Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that Virgin Islanders who filed their 2020 tax returns on time and did not have any issues with their returns have begun receiving their tax refunds for that tax year. According to Director Motta, 5,152 checks going out last week […]

Legislature Welcomes The Public To View Its Operations With New COVID-19 Protocols

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory said that the Legislature of the Virgin Islands re-opened to the public effective on Monday, June 20, 2022. This change is announced as part of the Legislature’s updated COVID-19 protocols to align with the endemicity stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The updated protocols includes the following updates: • […]

VING Graduates 2 Candidates From Sergeant Major Academy

EL PASO, Texas — Two Virgin Islands National Guardsmen Master Sgts. Mizelle Calixte and Louin Chung graduated from the Sergeants Major Academy in Texas, June 17, 2022. The Army’s premiere enlisted military educational institute, the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence and Sergeants Major Academy, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The SMA prepares master sergeants […]

NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?

LEARN MORE BY JOINING THE FREE ZOOM WEBINAR WEDNESDAY AT 1PM WEDNESDAY JUNE 22 REGISTER NOW: vipca.org/insurance In February 2022, health insurance coverage was extended to shore-based active members of Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA). This health insurance program is underwritten by CIGNA and managed by the insurance specialist at Gowrie Group. To access this […]

Government Mails Out $12.5M In Tax Refunds Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix Senator said some of taxpayer’s income tax refund payments from the Virgin Islands government were put in the mail today. “I welcome the good news delivered by Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce ahead of her budget testimony in the Finance Committee today that $12.5 million in income tax return payments […]