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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens has extended greetings to residents ahead of this week’s Emancipation Day and Independence Day commemorations. “It is my hope everyone remembers the significance of these holidays and the sacrifices made to achieve them as they enjoy attending one of this week’s special events or spending

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers approved a bill that would ban the sale of sunscreens with ingredients that environmentalists say are harming the ocean. The Virgin Islands Legislature on Monday unanimously passed bill number 33-0043, which bans the sale, distribution and import of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Environmentalists welcomed the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The government is hammering out a plan to direct cash to the territory’s junk-rated power authority to prevent a fuel cutoff threatened for as early as this Sunday. The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a bill that would send $22.9 million of a $39.5

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens thanked his colleagues for following appropriate procedure this week when a resolution was approved by nine senators to reorganize the makeup of the 33rd Legislature. However, the St. Croix senator remains concerned about the resulting loss of both time and resources.  Senator Gittens noted that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After a day-long Committee of the Whole hearing regarding matters concerning our territory’s hospitals, Majority Leader, Senator Marvin Blyden special ordered a measure to the floor that finalized the reorganization of the 33rd Legislature’s Majority Caucus.  The resolution was voted on favorably with nine senators in support of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens took Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority officials to task Wednesday for failing to notify the appropriate local authorities and nearby residents of a major diesel fuel oil spill at the Randolph Harley Power Plant at Krum Bay on St. Thomas. The St. Croix

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau in collaboration with Senator-at-Large Steven Payne is scheduled to conduct a major cleanup and beautification initiative of the Police Athletic League Center located in Estate Whim. The Police Athletic League Program (PAL) serves youth within the territory with career exploration, recreational,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Wednesday signed ten bills that were passed by the 33rd Legislature on May 14 and 15, including an extension to the deadline for establishing rules and regulations governing medical marijuana and a bill prohibiting veterans who receive taxi medallions from selling them

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FREDERIKSTED — After learning of multiple acts of vandalism on various campuses over the long Memorial Day weekend, St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling on the community to aid law enforcement in protecting schools and other public buildings. Gittens is also requesting that the Virgin Islands Department of Education

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement today on the proposed use of a one-time $39 million Medicaid reimbursement to the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands:“The Bryan-Roach Administration has made its priorities clear to the public and will continue its work toward those priorities.” “Since taking

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