This April, the United States Treasury announced it approved 14 different neighborhoods on St. Croix and St. Thomas as being Qualified Opportunity Zones, meaning they are eligible for federal tax breaks under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December.

In a statement, U.S.

Those who have suffered considerable damage to their property (residential or commercial) and wish to file an insurance claim must first identify the correct way to move ahead. The first step of the claims process is to find an adjuster to assist with your claim. The big question is: do you go with an independent

In the weeks and months after a natural disaster, contractors tend to flood the affected area with tantalizing offers of rock-bottom rates for repairs and reconstruction services. This is prime season for scammers, who tend to cut corners, use low-grade materials or skip out on the job entirely after receiving payment.

Thus, when you hire

One of the many lessons businesses across the U.S. Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean have learned in the wake of Hurricane Maria is that it is absolutely imperative to have disaster preparedness and contingency plans. The unfortunate reality is that all it takes is one large storm to come through and wipe

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A bill under consideration by the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee would make such things as emails, passwords to bank accounts and online trading accounts covered by V.I. laws about how to handle property when someone dies or is incapacitated.

The changes are necessary because

Several senators on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), have expressed their support when it comes to providing funding for rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands infrastructure that would be stormproof.

As the scientific community has agreed that hurricanes will likely be more common in the future due to

Imagine standing in line for a few hours to get a bag of ice and returning home to find the  landlord has put your clothes outside your apartment and locked you out. The reason? His home was destroyed by a hurricane and he plans to move into the place he was renting to you.

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria have caused massive amounts of property damage throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tens of thousands of people are now in the process of filing homeowners’ insurance claims to recoup all or some of their losses.

Unfortunately, while most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance claims do cover damage caused by wind and other

The people of the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to rebuild after the massive destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria over the past month. Many are still in need of financial assistance to recoup the losses they have suffered and make necessary repairs to their properties.

The large amounts of flooding and damage can be