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District Court Judge Says Court Erred When it Ruled in Southland Gaming's Favor in Gambling Suit Against…

Ernice Gilbert | July 31, 2020

When former V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez ruled in April that the government of the Virgin Islands and its partner, VIGL Operations, LLC, violated the contract clause of the United States Constitution when the Legislature, through Act 7952, granted VIGL authorization to operate slot machines in St. Thomas in contravention of an agreement the GVI had signed with Southland Gaming in 2003, the judgement cast a cloud of doubt over the 2016 deal between the GVI and VIGL and the future of horse racing in the territory. But a July 28 ruling by the court's new judge, Robert Molloy, reversed the court's earlier decision, opining, "The Court is now of the opinion that the resolution of the VLT definition issue is not fully dispositive of Southland’s claims and that the Court erred in ruling that they were. As such, the Court finds it necessary…

Unemployment Benefits for Self-Employed, Gig Workers,…

Ernice Gilbert | July 08, 2020

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) started…

Unemployment Crisis in Puerto Rico Forces Resignation…

Staff Consortium | June 11, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s labor secretary resigned on Tuesday as tens of thousands…

VI Government Risks Default Because of Mounting Debt,…

Ernice Gilbert | May 29, 2020

Moody's, one of the most respected rating agencies in the world, on Thursday gave a bleak assessment…

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