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05/15/2024
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05/13/2024
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs proudly congratulates the 2024 Employees of the Year who were honored last week by the Division of Personnel USVI: Diana C. Gumbs from the St. Croix District and Yeyme Douglas-Smith from the St. Thomas/St. John District. Both women embody excellence and have proven themselves to be dedicated employees of the DLCA. Congratulations! ...Read More
05/08/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10:00AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88629633046?pwd=UWNSUDdNaWN3cVBkbENzaDdzRklpQT09 Meeting ID: 88629633046/Passcode:806973 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)714-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
04/25/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM via the following Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86582817383?pwd=YzNVSWROc3hhd09kUXl0Zkw3bTNLZz09 Meeting ID: 86582817383 Passcode:019182 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
04/24/2024
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new public relations tool, "The Regulatory Roundup" quarterly newsletter, brought to you by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. "The Regulatory Roundup" is designed to keep you informed about the latest developments, regulations, and insights in the realms of licensing and consumer affairs. Whether the reader is a licensee, a consumer advocate, or simply interested in staying abreast of important industry changes, this newsletter is tailored to meet informational needs. In each edition of "The Regulatory Roundup," you can expect: • Any applicable updates on licensing requirements and procedures. • Insights into consumer rights and protections. • Highlights of recent regulatory changes and initiatives. • Tips for compliance and best practices. • Featured articles on relevant industry topics and trends. • Opportunities for engagement and feedback. • Employee highlights. We look forward to sharing valuable insights through "The Regulatory Roundup" as we strive to promote fairness, transparency, and accountability in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. ...Read More
04/17/2024
The Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (CAB) held a board meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, with two significant agenda items pertaining to the Virgin Islands Office of Cannabis Regulation (OCR). After publishing draft rules and regulations on February 18, 2024, for thirty (30) days of public comment, the CAB voted to approve the rules and regulations as promulgated. The second agenda item was to announce the appointment of Joanne Moorehead as the new Executive Director. following the resignation of Hannah Carty earlier this year. ...Read More
04/16/2024
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is advising the general public that a Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11:45 AM, via Zoom. ...Read More
04/15/2024
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, H. Nathalie Hodge, reminds business owners that every Business License includes the verbiage, “This License Must Be Prominently Displayed at Place of Business”. To assist licensed business owners in ensuring compliance with this standard, please use the following guide: 1. Your Business License must be visible. The Business License should be prominently displayed at your place of business and easily seen by anyone who enters your establishment. 2. Your Business License must be legible. The license must be clear enough for consumers to read in its entirety. Wrinkled, blurry, or faded licenses are not considered to be legible. The business’s name, physical location, license validity dates, and license category should all be easy to read. 3. Your Business License must be accurate. The information on the license must be up-to-date and it must reflect the current status of your business. 4. Your Business License should be professionally displayed. Your Business License is not just another piece of paper, but a testament to your legitimacy as a business. It should be framed or encased to protect it from damage and to ensure its longevity. ...Read More
04/11/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81132752674?pwd=bXZtN2VhbGwrZmR5UkllVkJYQkNKUT09 Meeting ID: 81132752674 Passcode: 847945 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
04/11/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81132752674?pwd=bXZtN2VhbGwrZmR5UkllVkJYQkNKUT09 Meeting ID: 81132752674 Passcode: 847945 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
04/11/2024
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ (DLCA) Commissioner, H. Nathalie Hodge, stresses the importance of the community working together to prevent underage drinking as we enter Carnival Season. ...Read More
04/09/2024
(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ (DLCA) Commissioner, H. Nathalie Hodge, advises the general public that in preparation for St. Thomas Carnival, pursuant to Title 8, Section 5, Virgin Islands Code, no persons shall engage in the business of brewing, distilling, blending, manufacturing, selling or distributing of fermented liquors or distilled spirits without a Business License. The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Commissioner may issue special permits, for not more than twelve hours for the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages at races, dances, and other special occasions (such as the St. Thomas Carnival, St. Croix Festival, or St. John Celebration), pursuant to Title 8, Section 10, Virgin Islands Code. ...Read More
04/04/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81869164377?pwd=UFpUYVptSEFhVXlvT083MGpqZVZSUT09 Meeting ID: 81869164377 Passcode: 500223 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
03/28/2024
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs’ (DLCA) Commissioner, H. Nathalie Hodge, reminds business owners of the restrictions mandated by law on the serving of alcohol on Good Friday. According to Title 1 VIC, Chapter 11, Subsection 171(b): “Distilled liquor and drinks prepared therewith shall not be served in public places of refreshment between the hours of 9:00 o’clock in the morning and 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon on Good Friday. Whoever violates this subsection shall be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not more than a year or both”. ...Read More
03/18/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. This hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86924340017?pwd=WkFkT1VGb1c0V2wwZ3ZGUks1bk9Ndz09 Meeting ID: 86924340017 Passcode: 736680 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
03/11/2024
The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83802793684?pwd=YlpwL05IODZacVR3SlRzcmlydGtVUT09 • Meeting ID: 83802793684/Passcode:969950 If you have any questions, please contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)714-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. Nicholas ...Read More
03/11/2024
(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is advising the general public that a special Cannabis Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 11:30 AM., via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88990118640?pwd=wJwxZcK4pWunlrGkBlVCnkScMEaDZy.1 •Topic: Cannabis Advisory Board - Special Meeting •Time: March 12, 2024, at 11:30 AM Atlantic Time ...Read More
03/06/2024
It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2024! The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs invites the general public to attend its Consumer Protection Webinar on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 2:00 PM. Join us as the Division of Consumer Affairs speaks about the frauds and scams that can be perpetuated in our community. This webinar can be accessed via the following Zoom details: •Topic: DLCA Division of Consumer Affairs - Consumer Protection Week 2024 Webinar •Time: Mar 7, 2024, at 02:00 PM (Atlantic Time) •Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84301875295?pwd=Z3Z4Uy9aOWdyNGJ6WUNVNTZhb0VnQT09 •Meeting ID: 843 0187 5295 •Passcode: 597698 ...Read More
03/05/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing. The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89403785699?pwd=UUJXRUFGK3EveHJGZ3prNXFobnlMQT09 Meeting ID: 89403785699/Passcode:545787 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
02/29/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89403785699?pwd=UUJXRUFGK3EveHJGZ3prNXFobnlMQT09 Meeting ID: 89403785699 / Passcode: 545787 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
02/21/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81273342692?pwd=c05aOS9ZNjZ4eFJXeWg2VktNcyt1dz09 Meeting ID: 81273342692 Passcode:071849 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
02/14/2024
The DLCA wants you to know the facts about gratuities and tipping! ...Read More
02/12/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86142441456?pwd=dytLZWFoYnVvSDlwcldMUWI5NElmUT09 Meeting ID: 86142441456/Passcode:644258 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068. ...Read More
02/09/2024
The V.I. Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is notifying the general public that the next Practical State Board Exam for Cosmetology and Barbering is scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2024. ...Read More
01/31/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87813832905?pwd=Zzkwalp5ZlhHUzNzSS9GNGFpaThwQT09 Meeting ID: 87813832905/Passcode: 473604 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068 ...Read More
01/30/2024
The DLCA thanks its sister agencies for collaboration in the recent Mi Bloque VI LLC arrest. ...Read More
01/28/2024
***BREAKING NEWS: The VIPD and DLCA made an arrest on January 26, 2024, in a joint enforcement operation*** ...Read More
01/25/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88044090912?pwd=bU5WMEJ1RTRRSWR0NTZqd0FxWUNUUT09 Meeting ID:88044090912 Passcode:114104 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068 ...Read More
01/25/2024
The DLCA advises the general public of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88044090912?pwd=bU5WMEJ1RTRRSWR0NTZqd0FxWUNUUT09 Meeting ID:88044090912 Passcode:114104 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068 ...Read More
01/22/2024
The DLCA advises the general of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 10:00AM via Zoom. Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83299121965?/pwd=ek93SU56K2JJaVpyczNVUmNuQXRVdz09 Meeting ID: 83299121965/Passcode:001971 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340)715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)725-6068 ...Read More
01/16/2024
The DLCA advises the general of the Alcohol Control Unit's upcoming virtual Public Hearing, this Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM. All interested persons may attend the meeting using the link notated in the Hearing Notice. ...Read More
01/12/2024
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01/08/2024
Public Notice To Whom It May Concern, The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (“DLCA”), hereby notifies the public of a public hearing to address any community concerns for “Tavern Keeper A” liquor licenses issued to conduct business at the following physical location addresses: • Gerardo A. Jimenez Castillo – 34 Altona, St. Thomas, VI • William Trinidad - 299 Peter’s Rest, Christiansted, VI • Unique Taste Catering, LLC- 52 E-1 Estate Thomas, St. Thomas, VI • The Flaming Grill, LLC- 52 Golden Grove Frederiksted, VI • Kwame Garcia, Sr.- 5 Queen Street, Christiansted, VI • Island Style Pizza, LLC- Coki Point Booth #6, St. Thomas, VI • Davie Bannis dba Cravers Choice Bar 7 Grille- 6G Upper Love, Frederiksted, VI • Julio Ojeda dba Driftwood- 3-B La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, VI • Freaky Dining Properties, LLC dba The Broken Plate- 45A-45Zb Nisky Center, Ste 11, St. Thomas, VI • Davie Bannis dba Cravers Choice Bar & Grille- 6G Upper Love, Frederiksted, VI • CESR, Inc. dba Rendezvous on the Waterfront- #30 Dronningens Gade, St. Thomas, VI • JSM, LLC- Parcel No. 2 Honduras, St. Thomas, VI • Tasty Grill and Things, LLC- 16-17 King Street, Bldg. No 3, Christiansted, VI • Sugar Rush Gourmet Confectionaries, LLC- 498-E Strawberry Hill, Christiansted, VI Pursuant to Title 8 of the Virgin Islands Code Section 13(c), the DLCA may suspend or revoke an alcohol license upon finding, after public notice and adequate hearing, that such suspension or revocation is in the public interest. The DLCA invites all those property owners within residential areas, schools, or churches that are 500 feet or less from the described location to present testimony either for or against the issuance of the aforementioned licenses. You may also submit any comments, objections, and/or approvals by hand-delivery to the Alcohol Control Unit at the Property & Procurement Building located at 8201 Subbase, Suite 1, St. Thomas, VI 00802, or by electronic mail to nicholas.francois@dlca.vi.gov and/or anisha.industrious@dlca.vi.gov. The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 10:00 AM via Zoom Meeting Link: • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85425597518?pwd=Ritua3ZUNm43RE9EU2phVjJhbG1WQT09 • Meeting ID: 854 2559 7518 / Passcode: 365290 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340) 715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)-725-6068. ...Read More
12/22/2023
DLCA STX Market Basket Survey - December 21, 2023 ...Read More
12/22/2023
DLCA STT Market Basket Survey - December 21, 2023 ...Read More
12/22/2023
DLCA Fuel Survey - December 22, 2023 ...Read More
12/21/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT PERSON: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 340.713.3522 DLCA MARKET BASKET SURVEY ENCOURAGES CONSUMERS TO COMPARE PRICES AND SAVE MONEY (U.S. Virgin Islands) – Commissioner Nominee Nathalie Hodge, of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA), notifies the public of its St. Croix and St. Thomas Market Basket survey findings, which were completed on December 21, 2023. The Market Basket survey consists of a smaller number of items than usual due to staffing challenges, however, DLCA knows that people rely on the information to make informed purchases. The survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand of staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each island varies because of comparison guidelines that require items to be identical to produce a valid survey. On St. Croix, five stores were surveyed: Pueblo Golden Rock, Pueblo La Reine, Plaza Extra East, The Market, and Stop and Shop Supermarket. Fifty-five (55) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $308.92. Pueblo La Reine and Pueblo Golden Rock had a market basket cost of $292.02.19 and $313.42, respectively. Plaza Extra East had a market basket cost of $299.50. The Stop and Shop Supermarket market basket cost was found at $317.83. On St. Thomas, four stores were surveyed: The Market, Food Center, Pueblo Long Bay, and Pueblo Sub Base. Twenty-one (21) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $96.97. Pueblo Long Bay and Pueblo Sub Base had a market basket cost of $101.98 and $99.17, respectively. Food Center’s market basket cost was found at $130.19. Consumers are reminded to shop wisely and compare food prices to make the best economic choices. Consumers or Merchants with questions may contact Consumer Affairs Division on St. Croix at 340.713.3522, on St. Thomas at 340.713.3522, or on St. John at 340.693.8036. For consumer-related issues, you may contact us via email at consumerawareness@dlca.vi.gov or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter). The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory’s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit¿transparency.vi.gov. ...Read More
12/19/2023
December 19, 2023 Public Notice To Whom It May Concern, The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (“DLCA”), hereby notifies the public of a public hearing to address any community concerns for “Tavern Keeper A” liquor licenses issued to conduct business at the following physical location addresses: • Marlenes, LLC - 18A-2 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, VI • NVRLKBK, LLC - Ocean 180, St. Thomas, VI • DLS Network, LLC - 52 Richmond, Unit L, Christiansted, VI • Lola from Scratch, LLC -14 Hospital Line, St. Thomas, VI • Maml Restaurant Group, LLC- Plot 5A King Street & 41- AB Queen Cross, St. Croix, VI • Bambeeni & Sons Enterprise LLC- 7517 Estate Tutu 173-9 St. Thomas, VI • Soul Compass, LLC DBA Café Roma- Parcel 1C Cruz Bay, St. John, VI • Island Style Pizza, LLC- Coki Point Booth #6, St. Thomas, VI • Fuego Bar & Restaurant, LLC- 11 Wimmelskafts Gade, St. Thomas, VI • By the Sea Dining, LLC- 62 Honduras, St. Thomas, VI • Julio Ojeda dba Driftwood- 3-B La Grande Princesse, Christiansted, VI • Freaky Dining Properties LLC dba The Broken Plate- 45A-45Zb Nisky Center, Suite 11, St. Thomas, VI Pursuant to Title 8 of the Virgin Islands Code Section 13(c), the DLCA may suspend or revoke an alcohol license upon finding, after public notice and adequate hearing, that such suspension or revocation is in the public interest. The DLCA invites all those property owners within residential areas, schools, or churches that are 500 feet or less from the described location to present testimony either for or against the issuance of the aforementioned licenses. You may also submit any comments, objections, and/or approvals by hand-delivery to the Alcohol Control Unit at the Property & Procurement Building located at 8201 Subbase, Suite 1, St. Thomas, VI 00802, or by electronic mail to nicholas.francois@dlca.vi.gov and/or anisha.industrious@dlca.vi.gov. The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, 2023, at 10:00 AM via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87390182239?pwd=TlVMVGJRa0dQNUYxa0M4TTZtUUpDUT09 If you have any questions, you may contact the Alcohol Control Unit directly at (340) 715-3522 ext. 4261 or (340)-725-6068. ...Read More
10/30/2023
Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs Office of Boards and Commissions NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING In accordance with the Government Sunshine Act, 1 VIC Chap 15, the Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs, Office of Boards and Commissions is notifying the public of the following upcoming board meetings that are open to the public. The meetings will be virtually conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications. Interested individuals can join the meeting through the abovementioned Zoom link. Registration in advance is required for the meetings. Please be advised that the Board/Commission may go into executive session with respect to any decision at any time during the meetings as provided in 1 V.I.C. § 254. For more information, contact the DLCA at Tel. No.: 340-713-3522 on St. Croix or Tel. No.: 340-714-3522 on St. Thomas. 11/02/23 at 10:00 a.m. VI Board of Social Workers Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88305417837?pwd=ANbNbjpGbXJwSBC1kjZEWMRb0JatNq.1 11/07/23 at 9:30 a.m. VI Board of Barbering & Cosmetology Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87941978694?pwd=GfxeadZmn8Hkrp4e9QaH0QWqsgBIsP.1 11/14/23 at 10:00 a.m. VI Board of Contractors & Trades Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84492578144?pwd=uko3xKS9a2gRmkLpTLZl2aiVb5Rx1O.1 11/15/23 at 9:00 a.m. VI Board of CPAs Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84353013206?pwd=irF4tiH0h5Zs1aBtmMlwYHd6TSt6yJ.1 11/16/23 at 10:00 a.m. VI Board of R.E. Commissions Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84873843608?pwd=jhvV7ND9aDsU539fifkyhJsDoge5BU.1 11/21/23 at 10:00 a.m. VI Board of R.E. Appraisers Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88922272622?pwd=Xpao7PoJboOUpmwSDYu0gazZUMaChy.1 11/30/23 at 2:00 p.m. VI Board of Counselors Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82607065570?pwd=LnwUaHYI4uuSRVnGXeYX7IYU5QWSO1.1 ...Read More
10/30/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT PERSON: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 340.725.5129 DLCA ISSUES PRICE FREEZE ON WATER IN THE ST. CROIX DISTRICT (U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ DLCA Commissioner Nominee Nathalie Hodge announces that, effective 12:00 p.m., today, on Monday, October 30, 2023, prices in the District of St. Croix are frozen at existing levels on all items necessary for the production of water, including general supplies and services, including but not limited to items such as bottled water, water haulers, filters, filtering systems; and bottled water, whether locally produced or imported, are restricted from being exported or sold outside of the District of St. Croix until such time that a subsequent Order is issued lifting this protective embargo. This action is a result of Governor Albert Bryan Jr.'s declaration of a State of Emergency. All items necessary for the production of water and/or due to the effects of the lack of production of water at WAPA, including general supplies and services, including but not limited to items such as bottled water, trucking fees for water distribution, etc., are restricted from being exported or sold outside of the District of St. Croix until such time that a subsequent Order is issued lifting this protective embargo. All merchants are forbidden from altering the ordinary delivery methods, terms, discounts, concessions, or methods of payment for all supplies and services referenced above. The sale price of all such items and services shall not be higher than the fixed price. All merchants are also forbidden from refusing to accept Virgin Islands Government Vouchers during the Emergency period. These measures are being instituted to protect the public¿s welfare during the emergency period and to prevent speculative practices related to bottled water, water haulers, filters, and filtering systems which are essential during the recovery period. If anyone is aware of any changes to the prices of water or water-related products, after the issuance of the Price Freeze, please call the DLCA Scam Line at 340.727.SCAM (7226). The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory¿s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit transparency.vi.gov. ...Read More
10/30/2023
PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA LUNES 30 DE OCTUBRE DE 2023 CONTACTO DE PRENSA: OFICINA DEL COMISIONADO (340)725-5129 (Islas Vírgenes, EE. UU.) ¿ La candidata a comisionada del Departamento de Licencias y Asuntos Del Consumidor Nathalie Hodge, anuncia que a partir de las 12:00 p. m. de hoy lunes 30 de octubre de 2023, los precios en el Distrito de St. Croix están congelados en niveles existentes en todos los elementos necesarios para la producción de agua, incluidos los suministros generales y servicios, incluidos, entre otros, artículos como agua embotellada, camiones de agua, filtros, sistemas de filtración. El agua embotellada, como protección, ya sea de producción local o importada, no puede ser exportada o vendida fuera del Distrito de St. Croix hasta el momento en que se emita posteriormente un cese a este embargo. Esta acción es el resultado del Estado de Emergencia declarada por el Gobernador Albert Bryan Jr. Todos los elementos necesarios para la producción de agua y/o por efectos de la falta de producción de agua en WAPA, incluidos suministros y servicios generales, incluidos, entre otros, artículos tales como agua embotellada, tarifas de transporte por camión para la distribución de agua, etc., no pueden ser exportados ni vendidos fuera del Distrito de St. Croix hasta el momento en que se emita una Orden posterior levantando este embargo protector. Todos los comerciantes tienen prohibido alterar los métodos de entrega habituales, condiciones, descuentos, concesiones, o métodos de pago para todos los suministros y servicios mencionados anteriormente. El precio de venta de todos esos artículos y servicios no será superior al precio fijo. Todos los comerciantes también tienen prohibido negarse a aceptar los cupones del gobierno durante el período de emergencia. Estas medidas se están instituyendo para proteger el bienestar del público durante el período de emergencia y prevenir prácticas especulativas relacionadas con el agua embotellada, transportistas de agua, filtros y sistemas de filtrado que son esenciales durante el período de recuperación. Si alguien tiene conocimiento de algún cambio en los precios del agua o productos relacionados con el agua, después de la emisión del congelamiento de precios, llame a la línea de estafas de DLCA al (340)727-SCAM (7226). La Administración Bryan-Roach invierte en la gente, la infraestructura y el futuro del Territorio mediante la transparencia, la estabilización de la economía, el restablecimiento de la confianza en el gobierno y la garantía que los proyectos de recuperación se completen lo más rápido posible. Visite transparencia.vi.gov. ## ...Read More
10/27/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT PERSON: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 340.725.5129 DLCA CLOSES ST. CROIX OFFICE DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Nominee Nathalie Hodge announces that until further notice, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) office, located at 3000 Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite 9, Christiansted, St. Croix, will be closed from Friday, October 27, 2023, until Friday, November 3, 2023, due to ongoing environmental concerns. Although the St. Croix location will be physically closed for walk-ins, DLCA on St. Thomas will continue to assist customers with their licensing or consumer needs. Please feel free to contact the St. Thomas location at 340-714-3522. The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs appreciates the public¿s cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause. DLCA encourages customers to avoid the line at the office and utilize our website at www.dlca.vi.gov. The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory¿s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit transparency.vi.gov. # ...Read More
10/24/2023
On behalf of the V.I. Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is notifying the general public that due to the weather advisory last weekend, the Practical State Board Exam for Cosmetology and Barbering has been rescheduled for this upcoming Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 7:00 am. Registered candidates must be present no later than 6:30 a.m. For more information contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 340.713.DLCA (3522) on St. Croix or 340.714.DLCA (3522) on St. Thomas. The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory¿s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit transparency.vi.gov. ...Read More
09/06/2023
05/26/2023
(U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS) - Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq. of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) reminds merchants that their first monthly Hurricane Price List submission for the 2023 hurricane season is due on Thursday, June 1, 2023. ...Read More
03/17/2023
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq., of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, notifies the public of its St. Croix and St. Thomas Market Basket survey findings, which were completed on March 15, 2023. The Market Basket survey consists of a smaller number of items than usual due to staffing challenges, however, DLCA knows that persons rely on the information to make informed purchases. The survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each island varies as a result of comparison guidelines that require items to be identical in order to produce a valid survey. ...Read More
02/15/2023
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs¿ (DLCA) Office of Cannabis Regulations (OCR) will convene a Virtual Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 2:30 pm. ...Read More
02/09/2023
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Richard T. Evangelista, Esq. advises the public that Colgate-Palmolive is recalling 4.9 million bottles of its Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaning liquid because the products might be contaminated with bacteria. ...Read More
01/25/2023
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) urges all individuals and/or entities that are operating a business in the Virgin Islands without a valid business license to come into compliance with the Virgin Islands Law. ...Read More
01/24/2023
In accordance with the Government Sunshine Act, 1 VIC Chap 15, the Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs, Office of Boards and Commissions is notifying the public of the following upcoming board meetings that are open to the public. ...Read More
01/19/2023
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) warns the community of scammers who may contact them on social media messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to participate in a fictitious government grant program. The scammer attempts to start a conversation by impersonating a public figure, politician, and sometimes even friend on a social media messaging platform. At some point, in the conversation, they will ask you if you¿ve heard of some fictitious grant program. The scammer will tell you that they have benefited from this government grant program and recommend you contact the ¿Claims Agent¿. Typically, the individual will use poor grammar, become aggressive if you question them, or tell you that there is limited time to participate in the program. ...Read More
10/19/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) -The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA), Virgin Islands Board of Contractors, Trades and Crafts (VIBCTC) encourages persons to hire establishments or persons who are licensed with the department before engaging for services. ...Read More
10/17/2022
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (¿DLCA¿), notifies licensees and the public that PSI has resumed operations of their Test Centers in St. Croix following the closure due to the loss of an employee. ...Read More
10/05/2022
(U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS) ¿ The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is warning the community of scammers who may contact them to help with their student loan debt relief. ¿Many persons in the Territory are anxiously awaiting the availability of the application to apply for student loan debt relief announced by President Joe Biden,¿ stated Commissioner Evangelista ¿Unfortunately, the community must be careful with scammers who may contact them to help with the process. Especially when asked to provide their personal information," warned Commissioner Evangelista. ...Read More
10/02/2022
(U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS) - ¿The Vendors Plaza kiosks are on the way,¿ said Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA). ¿I am excited to announce that earlier last week, the first set of kiosks were loaded onto trailers at the Creations Global assembly plant located in Dallas, Texas and are expected to arrive in St. Thomas on or about the second week of October.¿ The availability of materials to construct the kiosks as well as the request to reinforce the kiosks to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane increased the completion time for the kiosks. Most recently, the arrival of Hurricane Ian to the state of Florida interrupted the trucking route of the kiosks to the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. ...Read More
08/24/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is pleased to announce that its online website is now tri-lingual. External customers when visiting www.dlca.vi.gov may apply for a new business license, renew their business license as well as file a consumer complaint by selecting translate at the top right-hand corner of the page then choosing either English, Spanish or French. ...Read More
08/17/2022
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs informs the community of Kraft Heinz¿s voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages. ...Read More
08/17/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Fuel prices continue a downward spiral as children throughout the Territory return to school. Last week, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) served all fuel retailers in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) with a subpoena requesting copies of certain documents to provide a clearer picture on the great disparity in prices between the District of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. DLCA wants to ensure that the consumers receive the fairest price possible at the pump. The public is crying for help and DLCA is addressing the issue as we continue to serve businesses and assist, educate, and protect consumers. ...Read More
08/12/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) announces that the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) convened a virtual board meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 9:00 am. The agenda included reviewing the OCR Strategic Plan and the Proposed Rules and Regulations. ...Read More
08/12/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) announces that the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) convened a virtual board meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 9:00 am. The agenda included reviewing the OCR Strategic Plan and the Proposed Rules and Regulations. ...Read More
08/12/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Fuel prices at the fuel stations throughout the Territory have continued to drop since the Department of Licensing & Consumers Affairs (DLCA) assured consumers on July 8, 2022 to expect relief at the pump. Consumers in the District of St. Croix continue to see prices at the pump drop quicker than consumers in the District of St. Thomas & St. John because the wholesale prices in St. Croix are dropping at a quicker rate than they are in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ...Read More
08/02/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) extends its Operation Appy and Comply program through August 31, 2022. Operation Apply and Comply offer establishments/persons who have experienced any type of economic hardship a 70% reduction of penalty fees incurred for failing to timely renew their license. The program also waives 70% of the penalty issued for operating without a business license. ...Read More
07/27/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) announces that the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) will convene a virtual board meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10:00 am. The agenda shall include personnel matters inclusive of welcoming Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista to the Cannabis Advisory Board. ...Read More
07/15/2022
In accordance with the Government Sunshine Act, 1 VIC Chap 15, the Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs, Office of Boards and Commissions is notifying the public of upcoming board meetings that are open to the public. ...Read More
06/22/2022
U.S. Virgin Islands ¿ ¿The price of fuel is estimated to continue to rise in the near future. As the price of a barrel of crude oil steadily increases, production at refineries are unable to meet the demand for fuel and the war in Ukraine continues,¿ as mentioned in multiple news outlets, including CNN, USA Today and the Washington Post. As such, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) reminds consumers to use the price information provided by DLCA¿s bi-weekly surveys or use the real time prices found on the mobile phone application SaveMore VI, to identify the most affordable fuel on each island. ...Read More
06/03/2022
Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq. of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) reminds merchants that their first monthly Hurricane Price List submission for the 2022 hurricane season is due on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. ...Read More
04/20/2022
Act No. 8185 bans the retail sale or offer for sale and the distribution and importation for retail purposes of topical sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. ...Read More
04/20/2022
U.S. Virgin Islands ¿ On Friday, April 22, 2022, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Enforcement Division will kick-off a territorial island sweep called ¿Operation Illegal Sunscreen¿ to educate before we regulate businesses on Act No. 8185 signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on July 20, 2019. ...Read More
03/08/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands)- The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) will host a series of three (3) educational town halls on the Virgin Islands Laws regarding the issuance of Tavern keeper liquor license as well as Night club, Cabaret and Tavern licensing categories. ...Read More
02/08/2022
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) informs the public of a recall announcement on certain 2021-2022 Bronco Sport and Escape SUV vehicles because of a potential reduction in the vehicles' power brake performance related to the rear brake lining. ...Read More
11/18/2021
United States Virgin Islands -The Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) regrets to inform, that the virtual town hall scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to introduce the proposed Medicinal Cannabis Rules and Regulations, is postponed until December 2021. ...Read More
09/29/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - Commissioner Richard Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public to expect higher grocery prices as the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains. ¿During my last trip to the grocery, I thought I was imagining things. The price of steak gave me sticker shock¿ stated Commissioner Evangelista. ¿Although I was completing my personal to do- list, I turned on my DLCA hat and contacted a manager to confirm the item was not mispriced.¿ Unfortunately, the price was accurate. The cost of steak is really pricier than usual ¿ and so are your eggs, bacon, and other household staples. ...Read More
09/24/2021
VIRGIN ISLANDS BOARD OF LICENSED COUNSELORS & EXAMINERS ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM ON ISSUING OF LICENSES ...Read More
08/18/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, Richard T. Evangelista, reminds Consumers, there are individuals posing as representatives of Publishers Clearing House (PCH) stating the consumer won a large amount of cash. In return, the Consumer must provide their Social Security and Driver¿s License to the individual as proof of identity to collect their cash prize. If you receive a similar call, hang up or simply do not respond. This is a SCAM. ...Read More
08/06/2021
CURRENT COVID-19 RULES HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 21ST SUPPLEMENTAL EXO AS AMENDED THROUGH THE 26TH SUPPLEMENTAL EXO ...Read More
08/06/2021
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS ...Read More
07/23/2021
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) invites consumers and business owners to a virtual monthly series called ¿Talk DLCA¿. The virtual series will commence on the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. ...Read More
07/01/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands)- Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) informs the public that effective July 1, 2021, DLCA is ready to issue a business license for the operation of a short-term rental. A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than ninety (90) days tourist/vacation rentals in private homes, condominiums, or villas (except hotels, motels, casino hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns). DLCA created two (2) categories of short-term rental licenses. The first license is called a ¿Short Term Rental A¿ created for an establishment that can accommodate five (5) or more persons costing $260.00 per year. The second license, Short Term Rental B¿, was created for an establishment that can accommodate up to four (4) persons with a cost of $195.00 per year. ...Read More
06/04/2021
TWENTY-FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR MODIFYING CONDITIONS OF THE "SAFER AT HOME" PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
06/04/2021
TWENTY-FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR ...Read More
06/04/2021
TWENTY-THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR ...Read More
06/04/2021
TWENTY-SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR ...Read More
05/12/2021
Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq. of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) reminds merchants that their first monthly Hurricane Price List submission for the 2021 hurricane season is due on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Every year, at the onset of hurricane season, DLCA requests businesses to furnish an official price list of their goods and merchandise in stock, and for the services they offer to the public. This information is required by law as a protective measure for all consumers in the event of an emergency and to prevent speculative practices related to those goods and services of primary need which are essential to face and recover from such emergencies. After the submission of the first price list, businesses must continue to submit an updated price list on the first of each month, until November 30, 2021. If a business has not changed its prices or acquired new products/services; they can submit a certified letter stating the previous price is still valid. ...Read More
04/21/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ On April 19, 2021, Richard T. Evangelista, Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) received a call from someone stating that he was the winner of $1.8 million dollars from the Publishing Clearance House (PCH), and to collect his prize, he is to meet someone at the St. Thomas airport. He was also advised to purchase $850.00 worth of Amazon gift cards and provide the gift card number and its pin number to the scam caller to pay for the taxes on the prize prior to picking up the prize. If you receive a similar call, this is a scam. Hang up or simply do not respond. Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are six (6) tips to help you spot PCH scams: ...Read More
04/20/2021
The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (¿DLCA¿), hereby notifies the public of two virtual public hearings to address community concerns on pending renewal applications for a Tavern Keeper A liquor license to conduct the proposed business activity listed as¿ 1st floor bar sales of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages¿ on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Pursuant to Title 8 of the Virgin Islands Code Section 13(c), DLCA may refuse to grant an application for alcohol license upon finding, after public notice and adequate hearing, that such refusal is in the public interest. DLCA invites all those property owners within residential areas, schools or churches that are 500 feet or less from the described locations, to present testimony either for and against the issuance of the aforementioned licenses to the DLCA. ...Read More
03/22/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ ¿Recently, there has been an increase in the number of complaints I have received from persons who have government email addresses regarding phony gift card email scams,¿ said the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista. ¿Cyber thieves are now reaching directly into your wallet in addition to your passwords.¿ According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), gift cards are the #1 payment method for impostor scams. In the gift card scam, the scammer plays into your emotions by impersonating someone else and urgently asking or sometimes demanding you to buy gift cards. FTC warns that the scammer, might pose as IRS officials and say you¿re in trouble for not paying taxes; or a family member with an emergency; or a public utility company threatening to shut off your water; or even a servicemember selling something before deployment. Or they might call with great news ¿ you¿ve won a contest or a prize! But to get it, you need to pay fees with a gift card. ...Read More
12/18/2020
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S PUBLIV HEALTH PANDEMIC ORDER NO XIV KRUSH NIGHT CLUB ...Read More
12/16/2020
TWENTIETH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS MODIFYING CONDITIONS OF THE "STAY AT HOME" PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
12/04/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) encourages persons with expired business licenses to immediately contact the department and arrange to make their license current. ...Read More
11/16/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) invites the public and business community to a series of monthly virtual town halls beginning at 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The virtual forum is an opportunity for business owner ...Read More
11/12/2020
U.S. Virgin Islands ¿ On November 10, 2020, Richard T. Evangelista, Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) received a robotic call stating there is a pending legal action against him and failure to return the call to ...Read More
11/09/2020
In response to rumors and misinformation about the reopening of bars and nightclubs, as well as the guidelines and restrictions pertaining to restaurant operations, Government House is clarifying those guidelines and restrictions as outlined in Gover ...Read More
11/06/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR.'S NINETEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION MODIFYING CONDITIONS TO THE SAFER-AT-HOME PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
10/19/2020
GOVERNONR ALBERT BRYAN JR. EIGHTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION MODIFYING CONDITIONS TO THE SAFER-AT-HOME PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
10/09/2020
The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (¿DLCA¿), notifies licensees and the public that PSI resumed operations of its Test Centers in the St. Croix and St. Thomas Districts following COVID-19 closures on March 13, 2020. To e ...Read More
09/22/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR. SEVENTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION MODIFYING CONDITIONS OF THE "SAFER-AT-HOME" PHASE ...Read More
09/13/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR. SIXTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION MODIFYING CONDITIONS MOVING TO THE ¿SAFER-AT-HOME¿ PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
09/01/2020
FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS MODIFYING CONDITIONS DURING THE "STAY-AT-HOME" PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
09/01/2020
FIFTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS MODIFYING CONDITIONS "STAY-AT-HOME" PHASE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
08/20/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Consumer Affairs Division is pleased to announce the addition of its newest page, a consumer recall page. ¿We continue to revamp DLCA¿s online database to make it more accessible and informativ ...Read More
08/13/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR. THIRTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION RETURNING THE TERRITORY TO A STAY-AT-HOME PHASE ...Read More
08/10/2020
OVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR. TWELFTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION REVISING CONDITIONS UNDER THE OPEN DOORS PHASE ...Read More
08/10/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Division of Consumer Affairs, notifies the public that on Tuesday, July 30, 2020, Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V issued a voluntarily nationwide recall of specific lots and brands of hand sanitizer ...Read More
08/05/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Division of Boards and Commissions, notifies licensees and the public that the Virgin Islands Board of Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists (BBM) prohibits the use of razor-edged tools used for ...Read More
08/03/2020
DLCA ORDER LIFTING PRICE FREEZE AND RESTRICTED SALE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ...Read More
08/03/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN'S JR. EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 506-2020 LIFTING TROPICAL CYCLONE 9 STATE OF EMERGENCY ...Read More
07/14/2020
GOVERNOR ALBERT BRYAN JR TENTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER PERTAINING TO BARS AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR VISITORS ARRIVING IN THE TERRITORY. ...Read More
07/03/2020
GOVERNOR BRYAN'S NINTH SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING CLOSING TIMES FOR BARS AND BEACHES. ...Read More
05/27/2020
The Virgin Islands Department of Health recommends strict adherence to CDC and FDA guidelines, as well as the Universal Guidelines for All Businesses. Additionally, the Department recommends restaurants put into place an assortment of measures to pro ...Read More
05/26/2020
Effective April 3, 2020, Act 8205 a/k/a Bill No. 33-0098 gave the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) the responsibility to regulate business practices relative to forms of payment required by businesses to accept. Senator Kurt Vialet ...Read More

Surveys

12/21/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT PERSON: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 340.713.3522 DLCA MARKET BASKET SURVEY ENCOURAGES CONSUMERS TO COMPARE PRICES AND SAVE MONEY (U.S. Virgin Islands) – Commissioner Nominee Nathalie Hodge, of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA), notifies the public of its St. Croix and St. Thomas Market Basket survey findings, which were completed on December 21, 2023. The Market Basket survey consists of a smaller number of items than usual due to staffing challenges, however, DLCA knows that people rely on the information to make informed purchases. The survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand of staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each island varies because of comparison guidelines that require items to be identical to produce a valid survey. On St. Croix, five stores were surveyed: Pueblo Golden Rock, Pueblo La Reine, Plaza Extra East, The Market, and Stop and Shop Supermarket. Fifty-five (55) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $308.92. Pueblo La Reine and Pueblo Golden Rock had a market basket cost of $292.02.19 and $313.42, respectively. Plaza Extra East had a market basket cost of $299.50. The Stop and Shop Supermarket market basket cost was found at $317.83. On St. Thomas, four stores were surveyed: The Market, Food Center, Pueblo Long Bay, and Pueblo Sub Base. Twenty-one (21) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $96.97. Pueblo Long Bay and Pueblo Sub Base had a market basket cost of $101.98 and $99.17, respectively. Food Center’s market basket cost was found at $130.19. Consumers are reminded to shop wisely and compare food prices to make the best economic choices. Consumers or Merchants with questions may contact Consumer Affairs Division on St. Croix at 340.713.3522, on St. Thomas at 340.713.3522, or on St. John at 340.693.8036. For consumer-related issues, you may contact us via email at consumerawareness@dlca.vi.gov or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter). The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory’s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit¿transparency.vi.gov. ...Read More
04/19/2023
St. Croix April 2023 Market Basket Survey ...Read More
04/18/2023
St. Thomas April 2023 Market Basket Survey ...Read More
03/17/2023
On St. Croix, five stores were surveyed: Pueblo Golden Rock, Pueblo La Reine, Plaza Extra East, The Market, and Stop and Shop Supermarket. A total of forty-six (46) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $221.50. Pueblo La Reine and Pueblo Golden Rock had a market basket cost of $223.71 and $228.59 respectively. Plaza Extra East had a market basket cost of $237.20. Stop and Shop Supermarket market basket cost was found at $234.64. ...Read More
03/17/2023
On St. Thomas, four stores were surveyed: The Market, Food Center, Pueblo Long Bay, and Pueblo Sub Base. A total of twenty-five (25) of the same items were compared at each location. The Market had a market basket cost of $111.85. Pueblo Long Bay and Pueblo Sub Base had a market basket cost of $121.19 and $114.09 respectively. Food Center¿s market basket cost was found at $150.25. ...Read More
10/24/2022
Rack rates the week of September 5, 2022, through October 30, 2022. ...Read More
10/11/2022
VIRGIN ISLANDS FUEL PRICE SURVEY AS OF OCTOBER 11, 2022 ...Read More
09/27/2022
VIRGIN ISLANDS FUEL PRICE SURVEY AS OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 ...Read More
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