Join discussions on moving to and living in the USVI, ask questions, share info & tips! (Vacationing? Visit Travel Message Board)


UPLIFTING NEWS

OldTart
July 23, 2015 08:00AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

New energy efficient street lights languishing in Miami warehouse and soon to be removed with the VI Government forfeiting $100K for failure to pay the outstanding balance due:

[virginislandsdailynews.com]

The Governor extolling "local food" of "arroz con pollo and lechon" in Atlanta as he continues his extensive travels:

[stthomassource.com]

And Mr Potter off again, this time to attend the Pan American Games in Toronto:

[virginislandsdailynews.com]

Just another bewildering day of peculiar priorities as the cocks abandon the henhouse. big grin

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

lily1025
July 23, 2015 08:20AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 404

Don't stop the carnival!!!

Wow....how much more are we going to take?

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

vicanuck
July 23, 2015 08:26AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,255

Lol...so typical of how things are done in the VI.

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

Alana33
July 23, 2015 09:59AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,773

How surprising! Gee!

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

speee1dy
July 23, 2015 10:19AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,445

this government is a tad ludicrous

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

explorer
July 23, 2015 10:29AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 63

I can't even express how frustrating it is to get things done in order to comply with the
requirements to do a vacation rental in St. Croix.
I purchased a vacation property in 2014, hired a US Tax person to do my taxes because I am a Canadian citizen and resident. He applied for my IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in April 2015 on the form W-7 and submitted my taxes.
I haven't heard from VI Bureau of Internal Revenue yet.
I applied to DLCA for the license and advised them that I don't have the tax identification number yet. They didn't answer my letters or phone calls either.
I understand that the government in St.Croix wants the revenue from sales tax from the vacationers, so in order to avoid penalties and interest I sent them a check for the taxes
with the attached explanation that I don't have the license yet.
Nobody cashed my check or advised me why not or how they can help.
Please if you had similar experience, help me with this.

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

Alana33
July 23, 2015 10:29AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,773

SOS!
Gross inefficiancyand waste prevails bit let's spend money so Mapp, Potter, the entourage can travel, have luxurious accommodations and all the perks while the VI "is in dire financial crisis."

Wish there was a suck teeth, brain exploding emoticon

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS
avatar

Novanut
July 23, 2015 01:31PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 897

Is is possible to petition for a recall? Now, stop all that laughing and dry your eyes. Really!

There must be a lawyer in this mix that can chime in with some 'really uplifting' news.

Que No?

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

janeinstx
July 23, 2015 01:41PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 639

Recall can not happen until one year into the term.

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS
avatar

Novanut
July 23, 2015 09:39PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 897

There must be a loophole somewhere. What about the questionable senators?

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

pt
July 24, 2015 08:38AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 160

The VI is small and necessarily anything that happens gets noticed and exaggerated. When our representatives up here in the North do the same gallivanting on our money it's harder to spot amid the greater quantity of news about other stuff.
If you don't blow your own horn, who will?

Re: UPLIFTING NEWS

OldTart
July 24, 2015 08:48AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Quote
pt
If you don't blow your own horn, who will?

Blowing your own horn is perfectly acceptable and the norm for anyone or entity seeking to get ahead - hyperbolic untruths aren't.

Join the discussion. Click the button below to Login or Register now!

Click here to login

  • Blue Ocean Transport

Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Settlers Handbook
Only $17.95

The Settlers Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is your guide to moving to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

The current 18th Edition, released in January 2016, will help you explore your dream of island living. A solid reference book, it was first published in 1975. That's 40 years of helping people move to the islands. A must read. Order today.

Order Today

Advertise

Join VIMovingCenter.com Today!

Tell prospective and current residents about your business.

Learn More →

Sister Sites

VITraders

USVI Books & Souvenirs

VInow

USVI Vacation Guide

Living in de V.I.

USVI Relocation DVD

Proud Supporter

VI Olympic Team

For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete.

Learn More →