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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Senator Janelle Sarauw held a forum to bring awareness to the ongoing issues that are plaguing our student athletes due to the restrictions and limitations on resources as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, on the territory. The forum

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Legislature of the Virgin Islands voted to approve the debt consolidation package of $1.1 billion in matching fund bonds over some objections from the Senate on Friday. On a vote of eight to five, the Senate voted to support the so-called “securitization” bill that Governor Albert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The son of a St. Thomas senator was arrested Friday after police said he was found in possession of an assault rifle and drugs. Kahlid Blyden, 26, of Caret Bay, was arrested at 8:06 p.m. Friday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of

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CRUZ BAY — To address major electrical issues being experienced at the Leander Jurgen Command in St. John, the street running in front of the police station was closed starting at 6:30 a.m. today, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. Prince Street, from the roundabout leading past the Leander Jurgen Command

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today sent a request to the 33rd Legislature asking for an extension to the current State of Emergency Order, which currently is in effect until Monday. Bryan is requesting an extension of the order to October 9 — or until the Avera Tech

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. began his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday with a plea to residents to unite against the gun violence that has been plaguing the territory and come forward with information about recent homicides. “Today, I want to address another serious public health and safety issue

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During Friday’s budget hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, acting CCC Chairman Raymond “Usie” Richards told lawmakers to talk to the governor about designating nominees for his commission. Richards said the Division of Gaming Enforcement staff is depleted to a single person, making it impossible to keep

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Kurt Vialet that that he saw firsthand the hue and cry of local horse owners at Plaza Extra West on Saturday and has persuaded Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to sit down with them to hear their grievances. Protesters by the hundreds, some of them on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department completed its Fiscal Year 2021 budget hearing today. Commissioner Trevor Velinor and his leadership team defended the budget of $62,039,293 to fund the department for next fiscal year, beginning October 1.  The team is asking for funding to support the men and

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