Tag: V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA)

CONSUMER CORNERED: $84.13 For Smoked Salmon! USVI Is King Of High Supermarket Costs

CHRISTIANSTED — Nobody has to tell anyone living in the U.S. Virgin Islands that you pay high prices at the supermarket here. But $84.13 for less than five pounds of smoked salmon? C’mon man. You’re killing us with the high prices here!. Tan Tan, who lives in Christiansted and posts on Facebook, said he found […]

VIPD Warns Public To Beware Of Robo Calls Claiming To Be WAPA Bill Collectors

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community to guard against telephone calls from scam artists posing as employees of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). WAPA management has indicated that scammers are using a computerized system, using the Authority’s main telephone numbers, to call residents to demand payment […]

How To Protect You And Your Family From Nefarious Email Phishing Scams

The phishing email is one of the most devastating weapons that cyber criminals use to get their hands on your charity’s data, infect computers with malware, and steal money. That’s why you should treat all unexpected emails with the utmost suspicion and never click on links or open attachments in any email you receive unless you are sure […]

‘War At The Pumps’ Leads To Better Gas Prices In The Territory, DLCA Says

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said people buying gasoline in the territory should pay attention to prices.  “In the last couple of weeks, there is clearly a price war at the pump,” Evangelista said.  DLCA conducted a territory-wide fuel price survey on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John,. […]

TRASHED! Red Hook Dumpster Site Looks A Fright! But Who Will Clean It Up?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People are up in arms about the maintenance of a trash bin site on St. Thomas. Residents say the dumpster site — maintained by the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority — is unsightly, unhealthy and dangerous to navigate in its current condition. People on social media begged the Bryan-Roach Administration of transparency […]

Bryan Signs 5-Year Moratorium On New Gas Stations Into Law: Government House

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan signed two bills into law, approving a five-year moratorium on issuing all permits for the construction and operation of gas stations and a bill appropriating money to buy land for the reconstruction of Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. “May the executive and legislative branches continue to collaborate in […]

Fast Food Beef: McDonald’s Customer Served Raw Burger Isn’t Offered A Refund … Or A Response!

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix woman alleges that she was not offered a refund or a response after she took a few bites out of her McDonald’s McBurger Supreme and found that the meat was nearly completely raw. Noellia Prospere, who ordered the value meal combo of the day (McBurger Supreme) and Chicken McNuggets for […]

DLCA Commissioner Says To Beware Of Robocall Scammers Promising Arrest If You Don’t Return The Call

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said he received a robotic call Tuesday saying there is a pending legal action against him and failure to return the call to discuss the matter may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant. If you receive a similar call, it is likely a scam. Hang up or […]

DLCA Peace Officer Who Blackmailed Woman For Sex Gets 3.4 Years In Prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs enforcement officer got 3.4 years in prison for blackmailing an illegal migrant for sex two years ago, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, formerly of DLCA, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for Travel Act bribery and solicitation of a bribe by a […]

DLCA To Hold Virtual Public Hearing On Proposed New Liquor License For Tavern On Kronprindsens Gade

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) said today a virtual public hearing will be held to hear community concerns about a pending application for a Tavern Keeper A liquor license to conduct the proposed business activity listed as” 1st floor bar sales of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages” at the […]