IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL USVI RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS
I don't believe Sen O'Reilly is an attorney; I believe she was a legal assistant for Felice Quigley
Here is an excerpt from an IRB document on VI taxes:
"CUSTOMS DUTIES Custom duties in the Virgin Islands are imposed under the U.S. Customs law and are administered by the Customs Service, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. Customs duties are generally imposed at the rate of six percent ad valorem on all articles, goods, merchandise, and commodities that are manufactured or that originate outside the territorial 18 sovereignty of the United States and are brought into the Virgin Islands. However, the Virgin Islands Legislature has the authority to reduce the customs duties, and has exempted certain tourist and construction items from all custom duties. Certain other exemptions apply, including exemptions stemming from Danish law."
Here's the link to the entire document:
The above statement by vicanuck is typical of the APATHY in the VI.
It reminds me of a quote:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
I applaud vroberge for doing his part for something he believes.
I didn't sign the petition because I don't agree with it and not because I don't care what happens here in the islands.
I do, very much, despite the frustrations in doing so.
I don't think that people should be ridiculed for posting a petition.
It's not apathy that keeps me from signing the petition. I just don't sign online petitions because they rarely have any effect, other than all-to-frequently spamming my inbox after I sign (especially Care2). I do thank you, vroberge, for bringing this up. I had no clue there was an issue here.