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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan signed two bills into law, approving a five-year moratorium on issuing all permits for the construction and operation of gas stations and a bill appropriating money to buy land for the reconstruction of Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. “May the executive and legislative

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FREDERIKSTED — Senator-at-Large Steven Payne, Sr. was profoundly disheartened to learn of the barrage of gun violence that broke out in St. Croix in separate incidents occurring late Saturday evening into Sunday, injuring 13 people, and he mourns the five individuals wholost their lives. “Every single Virgin Islander’s life is

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan. today named former Senator Allison DeGazon to take the position of Director of the Division of Economic Research effective Monday. The Division of Economic Research provides reliable and quality statistics to enhance the social and economic development of U.S. Virgin Islands through statistical analysis and reports

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has received about $12 million from the COVID-19 aid bill passed by Congress in December to aid the territory’s residents with rent payments, Senator Marvin Blyden said. Blyden called on Governor Albert Bryan to take swift action to implement a program of financial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Alma Francis Heyliger said Tuesday she has submitted legislation to an amendment in a bill designed to clarify and strengthen Virgin Island’s vocational programs funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE). Locally, the act — also known as the Perkins Grant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and the incoming members of the 34th Legislature, who took their Oath of Office on Monday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas before convening their first session to establish the Senate leadership. “I want to thank and

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The family of Robert A. O’Connor, Jr. is saddened to announce his passing at his home on December 16, 2020. Robert was born on the beautiful island of St. John on March 24, 1946, to Robert A. O’Connor Sr. and Alice Rhymer O’Connor, both of whom are deceased. Robert was,

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It is with deep sadness that the family of Emile Alfredo Lewis announces his passing on December 25, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by family. The funeral service will be January 8, 2021, at Blyden’s Memorial Chapel (formerly the Apostolic Faith Church) which is across from Western Cemetery. The viewing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the 33rd Legislature convened in Special Session at the governor’s request on Tuesday and voted down Bill No. 33-0446- that would have created a “Matching Fund Securitization Corporation.”  “Once again, we are vetting the bill regarding the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation. There were three meetings previously

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has asked the 33rd Legislature to take up his request during their Special Session on Tuesday, December 8, to extend the State of Emergency until February 6, 2021.  The current State of Emergency expires on December 8.  “Given that the USVI is a major travel destination,

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