2015_stxThe latest economic reports indicate that the summer tourist season in the U.S. Virgin Islands for 2014 was among the strongest in recent memory. This is good news for the territory, following a winter tourist season in which activity actually declined 0.9 percent compared to the same period the year before. The summer numbers, however

2014_marijuana_flickr_wackystuffOn November 4, voters in the U.S. Virgin Islands approved the use of medical marijuana in the Territory, paving the way for legalization of producing, processing, manufacturing and distributing hemp for medicinal purposes in “America’s Paradise”. The measure received widespread support, passing by a margin of 56 to 43 percent.

The referendum was nonbinding, which

film crewPending legislation could mean an increase in the film industry’s already booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a source familiar with the industry’s workings in the Territory. The legislation could be passed as soon as the end of the year.

For now, shooting in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers no major tax

lightbulb2As part of its ongoing mission to promote sustainability through environmental design and energy efficiency, the University of the Virgin Islands recently received confirmation of an initial success.

The Research and Technology Park building on the St. Croix campus has been certified green by the Green Building Certification Institute. RTPark is now considered a LEED

same sex wedding ceremonyBoltNagi Attorney Tom Bolt informed the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Finance Committee last month that the territory will most likely be seeing same-sex marriages soon, whether or not residents vote for it.

While presenting next year’s budget request for the V.I. Uniform Laws Commission, a branch dedicated to researching and promoting productive uniform state laws, Bolt