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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp advised Senate President Myron Jackson on Friday that he has approved funds for a special election so Virgin Islands’ voters can consider the initiative put forth by citizens to make changes to the structure of the Legislative Body. Bill No. 32-0329, now Act No. 8127, provides

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ALLISON DEGAZON: PROJECTED TO FINISH FIRST IN THE ST. CROIX SENATE RACE BY POLLSTER JOHN BOYD CHRISTIANSTED — The first two top vote getters in the St. Croix Senate race will be two women who have never held elected office here before. According to John Boyd’s polling of 306 people

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a herculean effort to help property owners in the Virgin Islands, Senators Myron Jackson and Novelle Francis have responded to the request of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to sponsor Bill No. 32-0327. This Bill brings together four (4) Uniform Acts: the Uniform Real Property

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Janette Millin Young said that she was an eyewitness and “willing listener” to the “strong protests” that WAPA employees voiced at the Earle B. Ottley Complex on Wednesday. The most important issue before the employees was a proposed bargaining agreement that WAPA employees said “did not

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Democratic challenger Albert Bryan Jr. are in a statistical dead heat in the weeks leading up to the November 6th general election, according to a new poll released yesterday. The University of the Virgin Islands poll said that Mapp and Bryan are tied

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs an Culture chaired by Sen. Janelle Sarauw, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, to vote and approve Bill No. 32-0193-An Act to honor and commend the Honorable Judge Eileen R. Peterson for her service to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Affairs, Veterans, Energy & Environmental Protection, chaired by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, met on Wednesday. The committee sought to take testimony to amend the plastic bag ban to include disposable plastic straws and other measures. Amendment No. 32-740 for Bill No. 32-0220, an Act

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said he extended kudos to members of the 32nd Legislature for taking steps to allow his July 30th Executive Order raising base wages for government workers to go forward. Senators’ approval of Bill No. 32-0237 extends Mapp’s increased minimum wage provision for Executive Branch employees

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he participated in the 10th annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on Tuesday. Sharing some personal experiences on the sobering topic, Mapp recalled a childhood friend being murdered by her former spouse. “Murder is a crime that not only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Finance chaired by Sen. Kurt Vialet, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and considered several lease agreements between the Department of Property and Procurement (DPP) on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) and private entities. All

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