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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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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. commended the Virgin Islands Police Department for removing three guns from the street on St. Croix during Phase 2 of the department’s Virgin Islands Crime Initiative, which Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor put into place during the last quarter of 2019. Last week, the VIPD made

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has rescheduled the Special Session he called for the Senate from Tuesday, August 18, to Tuesday, August 25, because of the current circumstances of COVID-19 affecting the Legislature. On Monday, St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens disclosed that he had tested positive for coronavirus and that the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said today the territory can bank $255 million over the next three years if the government consolidates its debt right now. The governor has proposed legislation that will create a “significant” revenue stream for the U.S. Virgin Islands and reduce overall interest rates on the

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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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