Category: V.I. Legislature

Nomination For Personnel Division, Zoning Map Amendments, Bills Move Forward

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the 34th Legislature, led by Senate President Donna A. Frett-Gregory, convened in Legislative Session at the Capitol Building. Senators voted in the affirmative for a nominee, zonings map amendments, and several bills. All approved items will be forwarded to the Governor for further consideration. Referring to the nomination of Cindy […]

Senator Thanks Lt. Governor For Quick Response To Veterans Drive Map Flap

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Alma Francis Heyliger thanked the lieutenant governor for his quick response to her concerns regarding the premature naming of Veterans Drive after a former governor. In her letter to Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, Senator Francis Heyliger pointed out an error on USVI MapsGeo which indicated that Veterans’ Drive Promenade is now […]

After 10 Years Of Senate Battles, Corporal Punishment Is Banned In USVI Schools

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Janelle Sarauw thanked her colleagues, testifiers, supporting stakeholders, and Governor Albert Bryan for supporting her corporal punishment ban in U.S. Virgin Islands schools, saying that it would promote a more conducive environment for learning. Bill number 34-0097, now Act 8516, proposed by Senator Sarauw, orders the repeal and reenactment of Title […]

Governor Bryan Signs 22 Bills Into Law; Vetoes ‘Special Interest’ Casino Bill

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS —Governor Albert Bryan on Monday signed into law 22 bills sent up to him by the 34th Legislature from its legislative session on November 18 and vetoed one bill that he said is “special interest” legislation that violates the Revised Organic Act of 1954. Governor Bryan said Bill No. 34-0168 is unconstitutional […]

St. Croix Senator Wants Justice Probe Into WAPA’s Shady VITOL Contract

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following the release of a report detailing more than $113 million in cost overruns on a Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority project promised to reduce energy bills, Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for further investigation of all parties involved in the now infamous VITOL contract. The Office of the Virgin Islands Inspector General […]

Senators Fly To Boondoggles All Over The United States: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The VI senators are in a Traveling Spree going numerous conferences. They are  living a good lifestyle by staying at expensive  hotels  eating at exclusive restaurants having fun at nightclubs with the tax payers  money. All of this is happening while many in the VI are still struggling. September 27-30 Seatrade Cruise Global In Miami […]

Senate Approves Ray Martinez For Virgin Islands Police Commissioner

CHRISTIANSTED — Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Senator Milton E. Potter convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Lawmakers voted favorably for the nomination of Ray Martinez to serve as the commissioner of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the re-nomination of Oran Roebuck […]

COVID Protocols Violations Case Moves Forward Against Blyden In Legislature

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After a preliminary examination of the evidence, to include reviewing witness testimony, the 34th Legislature’s Committee on Ethical Conduct (CEC) has determined that grounds exist to move forward with a formal disciplinary hearing regarding the complaint that Senator Marvin Blyden is in violation of at least two of the rules governing the […]

Today Is Contract Day In The U.S. Virgin Islands Recognizing 1878 Fire Burn Revolt

CHRISTIANSTED — Today is October 1st, the start of the new fiscal year and what has been known as Contract Day in the Virgin Islands. “Today we salute those who came before us,” St. Croix Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens said. “Those who set the example of standing up for fair treatment and better wages. Today […]

Governor, Senator Mourn Passing Of St. Croix Statesman Edgar M. Iles

CHRISITIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. released the following statement on the passing of former St. Croix Senator Edgar Iles: “We have lost a dedicated community leader with a long and storied legacy of service to the people of the Virgin Islands. As a St. Croix senator, a labor advocate, a Rotarian, a Legionnaire, a […]