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FREDERIKSTED – Senators Alicia Barnes and Novelle Francis, Jr. completed phase one of beautification and improvement efforts at the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School on Monday with the help of the Department of Agriculture’s Commissioner Nominee, Positive T.A. Nelson. The Department of Agriculture donated and placed two picnic tables and three

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that today, March 1st, marks the beginning of Virgin Islands History Month. Act 6802, sponsored by former Senator Shawn-Michael Malone in 2006, created the month-long recognition of Virgin Islands history and history makers. “Each March we have the opportunity to revisit our

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, chaired by Senator Marvin A. Blyden, received updates Tuesday from government and non-profit agencies on housing issues in the territory. Blyden in his introductory statement outlined the extreme responsibility that he holds as the Committee’s chairman.   “This committee has

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Written By: GARY POKORNY On January 28, 2019 Governor Albert Bryan Jr. gave his first State of the Territory Address. I would encourage every citizen of the Virgin Islands to read this speech. Governor Bryan was clear: The General Fund has virtually no cash on hand, and $600 million in short

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FREDERIKSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that he is encouraged about the state of the territory’s farming industry. Speaking at the 48th Annual Agricultural and Food Fair on Saturday, he noted that the annual event is the dynamic result of cooperation, commitment and ingenuity. The fairgrounds, named posthumously in honor

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CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes issued the following statement commending Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for Executive Order No. 486-2019 issued on Tuesday. The executive order extended the mental health state of emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. “I commend

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Free tuition for Virgin Islands students, how can you argue against Act 8155? Dr. Hall seemed to outline a compelling case for providing free college tuition to any Virgin Islander who can maintain a 2.5 GPA. I say there are a number of questions that need to be answered before

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On January 4, 2019 Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signed into law Act 8155, entitled the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship program. This bill was introduced by Senator Tregenza Roach, who now serves as Lieutenant Governor, and was unanimously supported by the 32nd Legislature. This Act is part of a national

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senator Marvin Blyden said he will join millions of people of African descent around the world in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Black History Month begins today February 1. Blyden urged Virgin Islanders to celebrate and study Black History and the historical and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes said that she is pleased to announce that the 33rd Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary is in receipt of the names of the nominees from the Office of the Governor. So far Barnes said she has received candidate names for: Commissioner of Education, Commissioner

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