Tag: 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands

GUEST EDITORIAL BY GARY POKORNY: Has The UVI Free Tuition Act Been Properly Vetted?

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 I’m convinced this doesn’t end […]

Guest Editorial By UVI’s David Hall: A Compelling Case for Free Tuition

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 movement that is attempting to […]

Mapp Acts on Nineteen Measures … Governor Vetoes Telemedicine Bill, EDC Extension Bill

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but instead loosens the requirements for renewing tax benefits. “Dangerous and […]

Today Is The Last Day of The Atlantic Hurricane Season … It’s Finally Over And We Have Hopes Of Recovery Going Into 2018

CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may not be paid by the […]

Federal Court Judge Rules Against Kevin Rodriguez’s Bid To Regain Seat He Won In Legislature, But Was Disqualified From

MEMPHIS MAFIA: According to a bankruptcy case Kevin Rodriguez was involved in, he stated in court documents that he was a resident of Tennessee. According to the Revised Organic Act, candidates for the Legislature must live in the territory for three years prior to being elected. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kevin Rodriquez’s bid to join the […]