Posts In Category

V.I. Legislature

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology NewsV.I. Legislature

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications met to hear testimony on the status and future of telecommunications services in the territory today. Committee Chair, Senator Marvin Blyden, underscored the importance of telecommunications in connecting the territory within its borders and to the rest of the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsConsumer NewsHumanitarian NewsMilitary NewsSt. Croix NewsTechnology NewsV.I. Legislature

FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes said today she acknowledges that WAPA’s distribution of potable water to residents west of the Kingshill storage tank continues to be a problem. Considering this, Senator Barnes is once again calling on Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to activate the resources of the Virgin

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsSt. John NewsV.I. Legislature

CRUZ BAY — The 33rd Legislature’s Committee of the Whole will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in the Cleone Creque Legislative Conference Room on St. John to consider a zoning request and two measures relative to local insurance laws. Senator Kenneth Gittens, who chairs the Committee of the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial AffairsV.I. Legislature

FREDERIKSTED – Senate President Kenneth Gittens said the $27 million in federal grants announced today will bring much needed improvements to the territory’s two airports. The funding is beneficial particularly as the Virgin Islands continues its recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Some of the grant funds will go towards

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsEducation NewsSt. Croix NewsV.I. Legislature

FREDERIKSTED – Senators Alicia Barnes and Novelle Francis, Jr. completed phase one of beautification and improvement efforts at the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School on Monday with the help of the Department of Agriculture’s Commissioner Nominee, Positive T.A. Nelson. The Department of Agriculture donated and placed two picnic tables and three

Read More
At VIFreepBlack History NewsBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsV.I. Legislature

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that today, March 1st, marks the beginning of Virgin Islands History Month. Act 6802, sponsored by former Senator Shawn-Michael Malone in 2006, created the month-long recognition of Virgin Islands history and history makers. “Each March we have the opportunity to revisit our

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsV.I. Legislature

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, chaired by Senator Marvin A. Blyden, received updates Tuesday from government and non-profit agencies on housing issues in the territory. Blyden in his introductory statement outlined the extreme responsibility that he holds as the Committee’s chairman.   “This committee has

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsV.I. Legislature

Written By: GARY POKORNY On January 28, 2019 Governor Albert Bryan Jr. gave his first State of the Territory Address. I would encourage every citizen of the Virgin Islands to read this speech. Governor Bryan was clear: The General Fund has virtually no cash on hand, and $600 million in short

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsEntertainment NewsSt. Croix NewsV.I. Legislature

FREDERIKSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that he is encouraged about the state of the territory’s farming industry. Speaking at the 48th Annual Agricultural and Food Fair on Saturday, he noted that the annual event is the dynamic result of cooperation, commitment and ingenuity. The fairgrounds, named posthumously in honor

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsGovernment House NewsHealth NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsV.I. Legislature

CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes issued the following statement commending Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for Executive Order No. 486-2019 issued on Tuesday. The executive order extended the mental health state of emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. “I commend

Read More