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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday resubmitted to the 33rd Legislature an amended version of his proposed Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act, which amends Title 19, Chapter 34 of the V.I. Code, also known as the Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act. “This Administration has conducted a series

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden called upon the Department of Public Works to “expeditiously” complete all ongoing infrastructure projects while the social distancing provisions of the governor’s executive order are still in place. St. Thomas Senator Blyden also said that he is in communication with DPW Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Tuesday took action on four bills, including approving a measure allowing the government to issue up to $120 million in Revenue Anticipation Notes for government operations to fight the COVID-19 virus. Bill No. 33-0287 will help the U.S. Virgin Islands government mitigate cash

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden, who called earlier this week for a moratorium on anchoring permits to stem the flow of visiting private boats, sharply disagreed Monday with the Bryan administration’s decision to close the territory’s beaches to residents while opening some of those same beaches to private boats from

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has proposed legislation requesting that the Virgin Islands Legislature approve the use of $60 million to supplement government operations in anticipation of a COVID-19 related economic downturn. The 33rd Legislature is scheduled to take Bryan’s proposed legislation up during a legislative session tomorrow. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced details of an executive order issued over the weekend requiring non-essential businesses to close and increased measures to restrict leisure travel to the territory. Governor Bryan’s Executive Order closes all bars within the territory

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the latest updates from the Department of Health it has become evident, that as a territory, we need to be more “proactively” aggressive in regards to containing COVID-19 and the “potential healthcare fallout,” a St. Thomas senator said. As of this afternoon, the Department of Health has

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. took action on 18 bills and one resolution and sent them down to the 33rd Legislature last week. Bryan approved 13 bills and vetoed five of the measures. Among the bills Bryan approved is Bill No. 33-0034, which establishes pay to members of the Virgin

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FREDERIKSTED — Is Virgin Islands Police Department “exempt” employee Anderson Poleon the highest paid person in the territorial government? That’s the question concerned citizens in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are asking this afternoon. If Anderson Poleon is the highest paid person at $333,150.00 — he is paid

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Marvin Blyden said he is proud to announce that among other bills and amendments passed at the January 29 General Session, the St. Thomas senator succeeded in getting an amendment passed prohibiting development of new gas stations within 1,000 feet of a residential area. The amendment was

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