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Experienced Title Researcher (St. Thomas)

February 12, 2018

Experienced Title Researcher (St. Thomas)  compensation: Negotiable employment type: full-time Responsibilities • Performs title examination and examines the chain of title of real estate and researches property tax information • Summarizes information and complete the data entry of the researched information into the computer system. • Determines ownership and legal restrictions to verify legal description of property and […]

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The Role of a Public Adjuster Versus a Private Adjuster

January 11, 2018

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 […]

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Legal Safeguards in Hiring Contractors for Hurricane Repairs, Reconstruction

January 9, 2018

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 […]

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Businesses Should Have Disaster Preparedness, Contingency Plans

December 28, 2017

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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Common Examples of Wage and Hour Issues That Go to Court

December 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) collects about $250 million per year in back wages for American workers. These judgments come in a variety of different categories. If you own or operate a business, it’s important to be aware of these issues and how they can affect employers. Below are some of the most common […]

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Proposed Law Would Address Digital Assets

December 21, 2017

(Attorney Tom Bolt (Photo from the BoltNagi PC website.) 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 “the […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Still in Need of Federal Relief after Hurricane Maria

December 5, 2017

It has been weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing catastrophic damage to the Territory’s buildings and infrastructure. However, the Territory still finds itself in great need of federal assistance. In mid-October, a group of Democratic lawmakers sought tax relief for both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were […]

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Senators See Opportunity to Rebuild U.S. Virgin Islands in a Sustainable Manner

November 30, 2017

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 […]

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An Overview of Tax Relief Opportunities for Hurricane Victims

November 28, 2017

For those who have lost a significant amount of property due to the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, there is some good news. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers tax relief to victims of these major storms. The agency recently outlined these relief opportunities, making them available to victims of the hurricanes that […]

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Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

November 21, 2017

Natural disasters like hurricanes and floods do not just damage or destroy buildings and utilities. They could also result in the loss of some extremely important documents, such as mortgage information, estate planning documents, green cards and birth certificates. As you recover from the losses you have suffered in the recent hurricanes in the U.S. […]

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