Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA)

Jif Peanut Butter Under Recall For Potential Salmonella Contamination

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections that is possibly linked to Jif peanut butter products. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for its creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butter products that were distributed nationwide, with […]

Bryan Mansplains Why Sudden Closing Of Nightclub Prior To Concert Was Needed

CHRISTIANSTED — During Tuesday’s Government House weekly press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan tried to clarify the protocols governing bars and nightclubs in the territory. The COVID-19 Task Force closed down the Bliss Bar & Lounge located at 45C Estate Glynn on Saturday night in advance of a planned Halloween concert on October 31 in which entertainers […]

Attorney General Denise George Says She’s Been A Victim Of Identity Theft On Twitter

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Attorney General says that she’s been a victim of identity theft. AG Denise George said scammers are sending text messages attempting to impersonate her with a fake Twitter account. “The fraudulent messages in the name of Attorney General George, encourage some of the recipients to donate toa charity and […]

Government Wants People Doing Short-Term Rentals To Pay Hotel Room Tax

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Richard Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said that effective today DLCA is ready to issue a business license for the operation of a short-term rental.  A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than ninety (90) days tourist/vacation rentals in private homes, […]

Supermarkets Must Produce Price Lists For DLCA Prior To Hurricane Season Beginning

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA gave fair warning to the territory’s highly-overpaid supermarkets today — if you try to overcharge after a natural catastrophe — we’ve got you’re number. DLCA Commissioner Richard “Ricky” Evangelista told merchants that their first monthly Hurricane Price List submission for the 2021 hurricane season is due on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  Every […]