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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 170 people filled Victor’s New Hideout on Saturday morning for Senator Marvin Blyden’s 5th Annual V.I. Women United to Empower Scholarship Breakfast. The Senator explained that this year’s honorees, Sara W. Connell, Ramona A. Patino Diaz, Senator Judy M. Gomez and Rosalia Rhymer-Rohan, were selected because of their selfless dedication and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Operations, Consumer and Veteran Affairs will hear Bill No 33-0043 on Monday which seeks to ban the sale of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill is sponsored by Senators Marvin Blyden and Janelle Sarauw and co-sponsored by Senator Javan James, Sr.

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Grove Place Weed and Seed Program cordially invites you to participate in their “Get to Know the Law on Marijuana” panel discussion on May 30th at the Eulalie Rivera Elementary School auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Virgin Islands Police Department Grove Place Weed and Seed is a community-based program that is dedicated to educating

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — By a vote of 9 to 6, a majority of Virgin Islands senators voted to oust current Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens today. The new Senate President is St. Croix Senator Novelle Francis, Jr. and his Vice President is the 32nd Legislature’s Senate President Myron Jackson of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-one cabinet and judicial appointments were approved by the 33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said. An appointment to the Virgin Islands Port Authority Governing Board was also confirmed. Each nominee was vetted by the Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary before being

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens is asking residents to join him this week in saluting our law enforcement community in recognition of National Police Week which is observed this year May 12-18. Senator Gittens, who worked for more than 20 years in law enforcement, is encouraging residents to show appreciation to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some of our most vital occupations are being celebrated nationally this week and Senate President Kenneth Gittens has expressed his appreciation to Virgin Islands corrections officers, nurses and teachers. May 5-11 is recognized as National Correctional Officers Week, May 6-12 as National Nurses Week and May 6-10 as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 33rd Legislature has held 24 committee meetings and called for over 400 pieces of legislation during its first 100 days, Senate President Kenneth Gittens today. The 15-member body was sworn into office on January 14, 2019. “Groundbreaking policy measures, community outreach, dedicated oversight of government operations

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By GARY POKORNY The Virgin Islands is in critical condition! New leaders have been elected. They are searching for ideas and a plan to take the boat off the rocks. I have been outspoken for the need to balance the General Fund not next year, but now. If they can’t

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens invites the community to attend the official commemoration of the 102nd transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Capitol Building on St. Thomas. Transfer Day is recognized each year on March 31

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