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FREDERIKSTED — As a result of the economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) in conjunction with St. Croix Senator Allison DeGazon, has secured $100,000.00 to support local farmers. This economic impact payment is designed to support farmers as they continue to supply

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Friday signed the bills comprising the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget, which includes $632,390,556 for the General Fund.  In his transmittal letter to Senate President Novelle Francis Jr., Governor Bryan said he used his line-item veto to correct a duplication of the appropriation for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has nominated former Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering to be the chairman and chief executive officer of the Casino Control Commission. Pickering’s nomination will go before the Senate and, if approved, Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raymond “Usie” Richards will fall

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — AARP in The Virgin Islands has led the efforts for the passage of Complete Streets Legislation. On Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 33rd Legislatures’ Committee on Housing Transportation, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Hearing, Bill No. 33-0041and Amendment 33-681, which establishes the “Complete Streets Policy” in the construction

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A new poll was released by VI Tech Stack in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL). It revealed frontrunners in the legislative elections, high support for Governor Albert Bryan’s handling of the coronavirus, and a majority of USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department Training Academy held commencement exercises for 16 new peace officers at Lockhart Elementary School in St. Thomas on Wednesday. These peace officers completed nine months of virtual and in-person law enforcement training, and will go on to work at the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Perennial unsuccessful senatorial candidate Wayne “Facts Man” Adams died on St. Thomas over the weekend. Adams was 57. Adams is a candidate for the Senate on the ballot in the St. Thomas-St. John District again this year. He is survived by his mother, Doreen Adams, also of

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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP in The Virgin Islands said it has been “advocating for revision and re-establishment of the Commission on Aging.” AARP in The Virgin Islands provided testimony in support of Bill No. 33-0367, an act amending the Virgin Islands Code to change the composition of the Commission on Aging, during a 33rd Legislature

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ Matching Fund Securitization Corporation will seek to refinance nearly $1 billion in outstanding matching fund bonds this week. The Legislature approved the deal in a Special Session held Thursday night. Senators passed the bill on an eight-to-six vote. The Matching Fund Securitization Corporation is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Bill No. 33-0346, written to establish an oversight management committee for the Water and Power Authority (WAPA), will be heard in the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary today. This legislation is the brainchild of Senators Sarauw, Frett-Gregory and Vialet who have been working on this legislation

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