New species of baleen whale discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 In 2019, a deceased 38-foot baleen whale washed ashore near the Florida everglades. Now, researchers believe the individual may be a member of a previously unidentified species of large whale. The brand new species, known as Rice’s whale (Balaenoptera ricei), adds another element of mystery to Earth’s oceans, which covers more … Read more

USVI issues $9.5 million in stimulus payments, creates hotline to address a spike in calls

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 The Bureau of Internal Revenue announced a new hotline that would allow eligible residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands to request updates about the next round of stimulus checks. The agency said its director, Joel A. Lee, moved to have the hotline created after an influx of calls flooded tax-related phone … Read more

Schumer & McConnell agree to power-sharing resolution for a 50-50 Senate

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 After weeks of negotiations over power-sharing rules, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he had reached a deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The agreement will set the rules for a new Democratic majority.  The so-called organizing resolution will govern how the Senate will conduct business with a 50-50 … Read more

Watch: Plaskett Discusses Covid-19 Relief & Senate Impeachment Trial

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 Moments after delivering a single article of impeachment alongside fellow impeachment managers, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sat with State of the Territory News to discuss the latest developments in Washington, D.C. Around the same time, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. delivered his third State of the Territory Address, nearly a year since the … Read more

Gas Station Moratorium Signed Into Law After Public Support

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 Senator Janelle K. Sarauw thanked “stakeholders for their valuable input on Bill No. 33-0300,” in a Friday statement. The bill, introduced by Sarauw and signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. placed limits on approving new licenses for gas stations throughout the territory for five years. The new legislation amends … Read more

IRB Says Second Round of Stimulus Checks Will Begin in Early February

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue has announced that residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands could start seeing stimulus checks as early as February. The Second Economic Impact Payments (EIP2), will be in the amount of $600 per taxpayer and $600 per dependent who are age 16 or younger. Director of … Read more

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