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ms411
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May 17, 2016 11:44 am  

Does the VI government enforce ANYTHING???? Is anything solvent?

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/05/16/doj-cracking-down-unpaid-unemployment-tax


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caribstx
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May 17, 2016 11:53 am  

The short answer is NO, there is virtually no enforcement of anything in the VI. This is just another embarrassing admission by the government that they are total inept and incapable of basic management capabilities.

I'm not complain though. It makes life so much easier without all the hassles of having to abide by stupid, over-reaching laws.

I imagine that I've saved hundreds of dollars in traffic fines alone by the lack of enforcement over the years!


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May 17, 2016 12:01 pm  

Some back to the 80's? Yikes!! Imagine how many fewer employees would be needed to stuff envelopes now if they'd been enforcing this as they should have. No wonder the government staff is bloated. They have to keep them around to put out big fires that shouldn't have been ignited in the first place.


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May 18, 2016 6:49 am  

This is super embarrassing no doubt. I don't know how they can let something like this slide, for so long. Funny though, every time I am owed a refund from the IRB, they make me prove I have children. I have had to prove my 5 year old's existence every year of his life. It's getting a bit tiring.


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SausageInTheCan
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May 18, 2016 2:05 pm  

No. The VI government is worthless. That's how Underwater Safaris, CAM and other slime like them can get away with treating employees like slaves.


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ms411
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May 18, 2016 2:29 pm  

What is CAM?


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OldTart
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May 18, 2016 2:32 pm  

What is CAM?

You should know from SITC's constant posting on the subject that he's referring to Caribbean Auto Mart. 😀


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SausageInTheCan
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May 18, 2016 2:45 pm  

What is CAM?

You should know from SITC's constant posting on the subject that he's referring to Caribbean Auto Mart. 😀

They are getting the recognition they deserve.


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caribstx
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May 18, 2016 2:48 pm  

CAM = Caribbean Auto Mart


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ms411
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May 18, 2016 2:50 pm  

Thanks for the full name.


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May 18, 2016 5:06 pm  

You should know from SITC's constant posting on the subject that he's referring to Caribbean Auto Mart. 😀

They are getting the recognition they deserve.

I just came back from CostUless and they had these On Sale this week.
http://www.amazon.com/Libbys-Vienna-Sausages-Chicken-Eighteen/dp/B00099XQ08


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May 18, 2016 5:13 pm  

Lid needs reinforcement - those pop-off tabs are way too flimsy for effective containment.


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SausageInTheCan
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May 18, 2016 5:15 pm  

You should know from SITC's constant posting on the subject that he's referring to Caribbean Auto Mart. 😀

They are getting the recognition they deserve.

I just came back from CostUless and they had these On Sale this week.
http://www.amazon.com/Libbys-Vienna-Sausages-Chicken-Eighteen/dp/B00099XQ08/blockquote >

Thanks for the heads up!


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ms411
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May 18, 2016 5:22 pm  

Thanks for the sale info.


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May 19, 2016 1:36 pm  

Funny as I read this thread, I seen that http://www.career.vi/ was hacked.


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James T
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May 19, 2016 3:48 pm  

S I T C is exactly what you can expect from employers there in the VI.


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Exit Zero
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May 19, 2016 3:51 pm  

S I T C is exactly what you can expect from employers here in the VI.

I also saw a sale at K-Mart -- Boys Pants 1/2 off.


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May 19, 2016 4:02 pm  

Here's the form letter I received today from the Department of Justice:

Dear Virgin Islands Employer:

As you know, financial uncertainty as a result of unemployment poses a direct threat to the welfare of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Therefore, the Legislature has established the Unemployment Insurance Act which requires employers, such as you, to make contributions regularly to the Unemployment Insurance Fund - a reserve to be used for the benefit of unemployed persons.

The Virgin Islands Department of Labor (DOL) has informed me that you are obligated to make contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund, however, you are significantly delinquent in your unemployment contribution. I am requesting that either you or your representative appear at one of the following DOL offices to address your arrearage:

You have until June 10, 2016, to satisfy the outstanding amounts due, otherwise, you may face legal action.

Sincerely,

Claude Earl Walker, Esq
Attorney General

Three things come to mind...

1) My company has a substantial CREDIT on our contribution account (can I have that back...please?)

2) Is "arrearage" really a word?

2) This was sent regular mail not Registered.

I've filed it in the oval file!


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May 19, 2016 4:12 pm  

arrearage: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrearage


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CruzanIron
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May 19, 2016 4:15 pm  

Just curious, did they send any kind of accounting to show you what they think you owe?


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Alana33
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May 19, 2016 4:47 pm  

How it usually works here (I can't speak for other locales) is that one must prove that you don't owe the VI Government, who, I might add, is not the best (ha!) at keeping track of paperwork submitted to them.

You know, like when you have to take in stamped paperwork to prove you don't owe the property tax that they say you didn't pay and are changing you for, again or they have no copies of gross receipts taxes you've given to them 3 times, previously, etc.

It pays to keep good records.

The VI Government is over a BILLION dollars in debt.
They need to collect what they can.
It's too bad they don't comprehend what it means to BUDGET and stop wasting money they don't have for ridiculous projects we don't need.


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OldTart
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May 19, 2016 5:23 pm  

I've filed it in the oval file!

Honestly, I wouldn't do that. Just get your records together, make copies and send them off to him with a cover letter, return receipt certified. If he copied anyone on his letter to you, copy them also via regular mail.

It seems there is at least some effort being made by some to get things better organized and sort the wheat from the chaff. Now if only the Justice Department can also get cases heard that have been laying dormant and gathering dust - but that's another story!


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Bombi
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May 19, 2016 7:12 pm  

No money for workers comp
No money for malpractice
No money for unemployment
No money for GERS
10,000 Govt. employees for a population of about 100,000 people.
Landfills have to be closed
Water Suply pipes failing
Dept of Corrections Consent Decree
VI Police Consent Decree
1 Billion in Debt
Poorly Maintained schools and underpaid teachers with a bloated management organization.
Several court ordered sewage oversights.
And on. What do all the Commisioners, employees and Legislature do? But we have the best weather. Don't Stop the Carnival! Mango season soon come.


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CruzanIron
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May 19, 2016 7:19 pm  

I know! Let's raise the mooring fees!!!


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OldTart
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May 19, 2016 7:55 pm  

I know! Let's raise the mooring fees!!!

Eh, I wouldn't put that in the same boat. The fees apparently haven't been raised in 20 years.


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