VI Unity Day Group reaches out to St. John Community

The Virgin Islands Unity Day Group has submitted a letter and flyer to Tradewinds regarding the Property Tax Hearing to be held by the Committee of Finance on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:00am in the Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room on St. John. The protest will take place Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in front of the Cruz Bay Legislature Building. For more information, visit the Virgin Islands Unity Day Group’s Facebook page.

The reasons for VI Unity Day Group’s opposition were originally expressed in a letter sent to Seventh Day Adventist Church on April 1, 2017: 

P.O. Box 371
St. John, VI  00831-0371

April 1, 2017

Pastor Wynfield Ambrose & Congregation
Seventh Day Adventist Church
PO Box 526
St. John, VI  00831

Re:  Property Tax Hearing and Demonstration Protest

Good day everyone,

Reminding everyone that the Committee of Finance will be hosting a property tax hearing on Bill No. 32-0030 “An Act amending 33 VIC, section 2404 limiting increases in the assessed value of real property” (Proposed by Senator Janette Millin Young)” on April 11, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Cleone Henrietta Maynard Legislative Conference Room on St. John.

Anyone who wants to testify must submit written testimony by April 7, 2017 to Aziza Rivera at (340) 712-2202 or email at  The St. John community needs to stand united in addressing the illegal property tax system.  Your statement is important even if it is just a few words.  If you do not have access to email, come to E-C Service Station and I will email your letters.

There will also be a Protest on April 11, 2017 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am (before the hearing) in front of the Cruz Bay Legislature building.  The protest will be orderly and true to the issue.  Attendance is critical.  There will be a meeting for persons participating in the protest on April 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm at St. Ursula’s Multipurpose Center to prepare posters and discuss civil protest.  If you cannot attend the meeting, but wish to protest call Myrtle Barry at 776-6046.

Best regards,

Myrtle Barry