BanksyRecently the federal government announced that certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act would no longer apply to U.S. territories — most specifically the requirement that insurance companies must offer coverage to all individuals. The decision related to the Public Health Service Act’s definition of the word “state.” Under the PHSA, the provisions of the

During recent budget hearings before the Finance Committee of the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, police and fire officials alerted the Virgin Islands Senate that their agencies, chronically understaffed already over the last few years, may be in even worse shape in the coming months and years.

According to the officials, an unprecedented number of

greenRapidly growing concerns related to environmental protection have resulted in regulations affecting nearly every industry in the United States and its territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is no exception, and it has been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulators.

The

A key provision of the federal Agricultural Act of 2014 (known commonly as the farm bill), recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, may soon make cockfighting illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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Currently, the laws related to cockfighting in U.S. territories are ambiguous. An entertainment tax is placed on 

BoltNagi Associate Steven K. Hardy was recently elected as the District 10 Representative to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Council at the quarterly meeting of the Virgin Islands Bar (VIBA).  Hardy currently serves as Chair of VIBA’s Bar Journal Committee, Co-Chair of VIBA’s Young Lawyer Committee and as VIBA Delegate to the ABA YLD Assembly.

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BoltNagi Senior Associate and Virgin Islands Bar Association (VIBA) President-Elect Nycole A. Thompson attended this year’s ABA Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) in Chicago, March 13-15, 2013. Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Division for Bar Services, the ABA Bar Leadership Institute is the premier program for bar association leaders. The program features a variety of substantive courses in bar leadership and management and attracts Presidents, President-elects and Executive Directors of bar associations large and small from throughout the country.

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