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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

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Free tuition for Virgin Islands students, how can you argue against Act 8155? Dr. Hall seemed to outline a compelling case for providing free college tuition to any Virgin Islander who can maintain a 2.5 GPA. I say there are a number of questions that need to be answered before

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On January 4, 2019 Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signed into law Act 8155, entitled the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship program. This bill was introduced by Senator Tregenza Roach, who now serves as Lieutenant Governor, and was unanimously supported by the 32nd Legislature. This Act is part of a national

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senator Marvin Blyden said he will join millions of people of African descent around the world in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Black History Month begins today February 1. Blyden urged Virgin Islanders to celebrate and study Black History and the historical and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes said that she is pleased to announce that the 33rd Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary is in receipt of the names of the nominees from the Office of the Governor. So far Barnes said she has received candidate names for: Commissioner of Education, Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Senate has gone on the record about Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s State of the Territory Address on Monday. Bryan in general was praised by senators for his message of hopefulness. Still, the governor declared that the state of the territory was one of “distress.”  Bryan said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees approved policies that will help implement Act No. 8155, the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program, in a special session on Wednesday. What was approved requires that financial aid be granted to residents of the Virgin Islands for post-secondary education at UVI.  The Board voted unanimously to approve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senate Majority Leader Senator Marvin Blyden expressed his gratitude and appreciation today to the people of the Virgin Islands who have selected him as the “Best Senator of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas/St. John 2018-2019” in the V.I. Daily News “Best of the V.I.” Readership Poll. “I am

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden said he joins the Virgin Islands community in celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, urging all Virgin Islanders to live by the principles Dr. King embodied. “At a time when so many people, from young men on our streets to officials

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After returning to the territory from meetings with cruise industry executives, Governor Albert Bryan Jr, signed into law today several bills including one that would make medicinal cannabis accessible to qualified patients here. Governor Bryan signed into law The Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which

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