OP-ED: Governor’s Repeated Extensions of the State of Emergency ‘Further Tramples’ on V.I. Laws Requiring Financial Accountability and Transparency To The People
By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT AN OPINION-EDITORIAL PIECE Virgin Islands law authorizes a governor to declare a state of emergency for emergencies and major disasters. No declaration can last longer than thirty days, however, unless a governor renews it and explains the basis for the renewal. We are currently yet again
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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Our history as Virgin Islanders is constantly evolving. Like the past, each defining moment is recorded for posterity. March 2018, provides the opportunity to highlight, showcase, and reflect on the many contributions of Virgin Islanders by honoring our
UVI ACHIEVERS: (Left to Right) Sharlene Harris, Dr. Marc Boumedine, Dr. Camille McKayle, Erik Pattison, Dannica Thomas, and President David Hall pose for a photo at the March 3, Board of Trustees meeting in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus. FREDERIKSTED — In the regular session
FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) in collaboration with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (IRB) will host workshops to assist farmers and small businesses with filing their taxes. “These workshops will make you aware of some of the tax
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Women Striving For Success Inc. inducted twelve new members at its Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, February 28th at the Keys in Port of Sale Mall. This year’s WSFS new members are Dr. Carolyn Clansy Miller, Marsha Pinney, Joanne Simon-Walters, Christie Scarbrough, K. Miller, Jo Anne Carr, Brenda Sells,
GOVERNMENT HOUSE ST. THOMAS TESTIMONY BY JOSE RAUL CARRILLO, UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For more than 251 years, the building at 21-22 Kongen’s Gade has been a powerful symbol as the seat of Government and has been the official Office
CHRISTIANSTED — Linemen from across Missouri sent personnel to St. Croix for storm restoration including Independence Power & Light, City of Harrisonville, Mo., Columbia Water & Light, and Macon Municipal Utilities. Hannibal Board of Public Works Line Superintendent and four Journeymen Linemen left the continental U.S. on Nov. 25, 2017,
Entrance of Preacher’s Cave (Jane Day) SAN JUAN — They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonized their land took almost everything away from them. A half-century after Christopher Columbus set foot upon the New World, these decimated natives of the Caribbean – who once numbered somewhere in
Some 531 Emergency Patients Were Airlifted From The Territory To The Mainland After Irma and Maria … Where Are They Now?
CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires