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06/09/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory-wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, June 7, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. The fuel survey results and rack rates are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
06/04/2021
TWENTY-FOURTH 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
06/04/2021
TWENTY-THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR ...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
05/25/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory-wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, May 24, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. The fuel survey results and rack rates are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
05/12/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest findings from a territory-wide fuel price survey that was conducted on Monday, May 10, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...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
04/30/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory-wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, April 26, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. Fuel prices territory-wide have not changed for the past two weeks. ...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
04/20/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory-wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, April 19, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. Fuel prices territory-wide have not changed since DLCA¿s last issued press release on April 15, 2021. ...Read More
04/16/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, Richard T. Evangelista, is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective April 19 ¿ April 25, 2021. The new rack prices with the .14/gallon tax effective Monday, April 19, 2021 are, $2.5400 regular, an increase of $0.21. $2.6200 for premium, an increase of $0.22 and diesel (ULSD) is at $2.3400, an increase of $0.20. ...Read More
04/15/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, April 12, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
04/14/2021
Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq., is notifying the public of its territory-wide market basket survey findings, which was completed April 9, 2021. The market basket 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 may vary because of comparison guidelines that require items are identical to produce a valid survey. With the onset of Covid-19, to protect the safety of our Compliance Officers, DLCA¿s market basket survey is completed virtually. A staple grocery items list was emailed to stores. In return, stores who responded to DLCA¿s request submitted their prices. Market basket surveys are included for comparative viewing. ...Read More
04/07/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is advising the purchasers of retail gasoline to pay attention to the prices. In the last couple of weeks, there is clearly a price war at the pump. DLCA conducted a territory-wide fuel price survey on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. The fuel survey results and rack rates are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
04/07/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is notifying the public of the latest territory-wide fuel price survey that was conducted on Monday, March 29, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
03/23/2021
(U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is notifying the public of the latest territory-wide fuel price survey that was conducted on Monday, March 22, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...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
03/19/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, Richard T. Evangelista, is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective March 22 ¿ March 28, 2021. The new rack prices with the .14/gallon tax effective Monday, March 22, 2021 are, $2.5600 regular, a decrease of $0.25. $2.6000 for premium, a decrease of $0.30 and diesel (ULSD) is at $2.3100, a decrease of $0.20. ...Read More
03/17/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, Richard T. Evangelista, is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective March 15 ¿ March 21, 2021. Rack rate prices have increased since last published rack rates on March 5, 2021. The new rack prices with the .14/gallon tax effective Monday, March 15, 2021 are $2.8100 regular, an increase of $0.22. $2.9000 for premium, an increase of $0.21 and diesel (ULSD) is at $2.5100, an increase of $0.07. ...Read More
03/17/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) - Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, March 15, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. ...Read More
03/08/2021
(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) ¿ Commissioner Richard Evangelista of The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of its latest territory wide fuel price survey findings that was conducted on Monday, March 8, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
02/23/2021
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) invites consumers to a virtual monthly series called TALK DLCA ¿Educate Before We Regulate¿ beginning 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 with a season finale on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. ...Read More
02/23/2021
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of the latest territory-wide fuel price survey that was conducted on Monday, February 22, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. ...Read More
02/22/2021
Pursuant to V.I. Code Ann. tit. 11, §§ 1011 and 1012 of the Price Control Act, the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Richard T. Evangelista, Esq., hereby renews the longstanding order setting out the procedure applicable to all wholesalers and retailers fuel, including but not limited to gasoline, diesel and propane fuel in the Territory as a pre-requisite to increasing their fuel prices. ...Read More
02/19/2021
Pursuant to V.I. Code Ann. tit. 11, §§ 1011 and 1012 of the Price Control Act, the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, Richard T. Evangelista, Esq., hereby renews the longstanding order setting out the procedure applicable to all wholesalers and retailers fuel, including but not limited to gasoline, diesel and propane fuel in the Territory as a pre-requisite to increasing their fuel prices. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED, that consistent with its continuing regulatory authority of setting out the procedures for increasing prices, effective September 20, 2019, all wholesalers of fuel, retailers of fuel and marine service stations in the United States Virgin Islands, shall only be permitted to increase their prices of fuel after submitting a written request to the Department showing the date of delivery, amount of the proposed increase, along with submission of an invoice evidencing the increased prices, and after receiving approval from same; and it is further ...Read More
02/18/2021
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective February 15 ¿ February 21, 2021. Rack rate prices have increased. The new rack prices with the .14/gallon tax are, $2.2600 for regular, $2.3300 for premium, and diesel (ULSD) is at $2.2400. Additionally, DLCA territory-wide fuel price survey was conducted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Fuel surveys are included for comparative viewing and transparency. Fuel surveys are designed to inform consumers of the most affordable fuel prices throughout the territory. Although the fuel prices have increased by at least $0.50 at selected service stations, there are still fuel stations with prices under $3.00 per gallon as of the time and date of the instant press release. ...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
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective December 14 ¿ December 16, 2020. Rack rate prices have increased. The new rack price ...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
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
08/17/2020
Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista is notifying the public and business community that beginning today, Monday, August 17, 2020, due to Governor Bryan¿s Stay at Home Public Health Emergency Supplemental Executive Order Thirteen, the Department of Li ...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
07/24/2020
VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLARIFIES THAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IS ALLOWED ...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
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner Richard T. Evangelista, Esq. reminds merchants that the first installment of this year¿s Hurricane Price List is due to DLCA on Monday, June 1, 2020. Your business price list i ...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
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
05/13/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public of the latest rack rate prices issued by Gulf Oil at Lime Tree Bay Terminal effective May 11 ¿ May 17, 2020. The new rack prices with the .14/gallon tax are $1.3100 regul ...Read More
05/01/2020
By order of the Governor of the US Virgin Islands- All Visitors and Employees of this establishment are required to wear a FACE COVERING at all times. ...Read More
04/17/2020
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, (DLCA) is meeting with every fuel retailer and wholesaler to discuss not only the impact of COVID-19 on its current operation, but also their normal day-to-day operations with the objective of helpi ...Read More

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