AARP Virgin Islands invites AARP Members to a Free Screening of ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

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  AARP Virgin Islands announces the launch of AARP Movies for Grownups in the Virgin Islands and invites AARP Members to a Free screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.  The screenings will be held on Friday, August 18th on St. Thomas/St. John and on Saturday, August 19th on St. Croix at 2:00 p.m. at the Caribbean Cinemas in Donoe and Diamond respectively.    All AARP Members are invited to participate and must present their AARP card for entry.  Registration is Free, …

Abogando por el Bien de TODAS las Islas Vírgenes

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English No es frecuente que AARP en las Islas Vírgenes puede decir con orgullo que han tenido un “canasto” (“slam dunk”) de día, pero los voluntarios y el personal de AARP Islas Vírgenes están muy orgullosos de lo que se logró recientemente. Cuatro elementos críticos de legislación para los que AARP Islas Vírgenes abogó, navegó a través de la Legislatura de las Islas Vírgenes en su camino a la promulgación en el mismo día. Estos proyectos de ley incluían: Proyecto …

Advocating for the Good of ALL Virgin Islanders

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Español  It isn’t often that AARP Virgin Islands can proudly say they experienced a “slam dunk” of a day, but the volunteers and staff of AARP Virgin Islands are pretty proud of what was accomplished recently. Four critical pieces of legislation for which AARP Virgin Islands advocated, sailed through the VI Legislature on their way to enactment on the very same day.     Included in these bills were: Bill No. 31-0184 – The Virgin Islands Uniform Guardianship and Protective …

Virgin Islands Government Retirees Living Stateside Will See Changes to Health Insurance Plan

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Retirees who worked with the Virgin Islands Government and have since relocated to the mainland United States will see an upgrade to their health insurance coverage as of January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide the best quality healthcare at the lowest possible cost, United Healtcare, the health insurance plan provider for VI retirees over the age of 65, has arranged for those living stateside to be placed into a Medicare Advantage Plan, also known as Medicare Part C. …

AARP VI Letter to the Editor – Tell Senators to Pass Uniform Rules for Adult Guardianship

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November 15, 2016 Dear Editor: On Friday, November 18th the Virgin Islands Legislature will be meeting in the Fritz Lawetz Conference Room in the Rules and Judiciary Committee to hear testimony on Bill Number 31-0184; the Virgin Islands Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). You may wonder why the State Director of AARP Virgin Islands has taken the time to write a letter to the editor advising all Virgin Islanders that this is happening. What makes this …

Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster appointed AARP Virgin Islands State Director

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AARP East Regional Vice President Kelly A. Clark announces that Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster – a distinguished member of the community, business entrepreneur, and educator in the Virgin Islands for more than 17 years – has been appointed State Director for AARP in the Virgin Islands, effective August 15, 2016. As State Director, De Chabert-Schuster will be responsible for leading and directing the advocacy and community outreach work of AARP and its members in the Virgin Islands.  “With an exceptional …

In the VI Hispanic Heritage Month is for Everyone

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En Español While a large portion of the Virgin Islands population considers its self to be Hispanic, when it comes to celebrating the contributions of Hispanics in the VI, all Virgin Islanders join in the festivities. Herminio ‘Emilio’ Torres, the President of the non-profit organization “Estate Profit Action Committee” or EPAC, gets excited as he relates the schedule of events that his small, but mighty committee works on each year to bring attention to the important role that Hispanics have played …

En las Islas Vírgenes el Mes de la Herencia Hispana es para todos

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Mientras que una gran parte de la población en Islas Vírgenes se considera hispano, cuando se trata de celebrar las contribuciones de los hispanos en las islas, todas se unen a las festividades. Herminio ‘Emilio’ Torres, el presidente de la organización sin fines de lucro “Comité de Acción a Beneficio a Profit” o EPAC por sus siglas en Ingles (Estate Profit Action Comittee), se excita cuando se refiere al programa de eventos que su pequeño, pero poderoso comité obra cada …

NOT ALL GERS RETIREES RETIREMENT BENEFITS ARE IN IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY

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In the Thursday May 26, 2016, Board of Trustees meeting of the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS), the vice-chairman of the board Judge Edgar Ross after a lengthy discussion on the provisions in Title 3, Chapter 27 Sections 718 and 718(a), and Chapter 28A, Sections 767 and 767a of the Virgin Islands Code, made a motion consistent with the law in Sections 718 and 767 (regular retirees) and 718a and 767a (early retirement program).  The motion, effective immediately, directed the …

Beneficios fiscales de propiedad pueden ser suyos si usted planea hoy

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¿Quiere ahorrar algo de dinero de impuestos y asegurarse de que pueda permanecer en su hogar a medida que envejece? Usted puede ahorrar hasta un 20% en sus impuestos a la propiedad por hasta 10 años si se planifica por adelantado. El 22 de octubre del 2013 normas y reglamentos que regulan un programa llamado La Ley de Diseño de Vivienda Visitable y Programa de Incentivos fueron promulgadas por el Departamento de Planificación y Recursos Naturales de las Islas Vírgenes …