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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a letter sent this weekend, Senator Alma Francis Heyliger wrote the President of the 34th Legislature requesting a Committee of the Whole Hearing. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and let members of the community be heard as it pertains to the unvaccinated vs.

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MIAMI — Upon concluding official business last week in Florida, Governor Albert Bryan and a senator took the opportunity to visit with the twin boys that were injured in an auto-pedestrian accident on St. Croix and are now being treated at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Coral Terrace, Florida.    During

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senators in Tuesday’s legislative session shared condolences for Senator Milton Potter’s brother, who recently died of COVID-19, and Senator-at-Large Steven Payne detailed the effects he’s still feeling five months after contracting the virus. Potter was excused from the session following the death of his brother, Vivian Edwardson

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Janelle K. Sarauw expresses immense gratitude to her colleagues for their unanimoussupport and favorable vote to override the Governor’s veto of Bill Nos. 34-0021 and 34-0026 respectively. Each bill, primarily sponsored by Senator Sarauw, seek to address the long overdue overhaul of the inefficiencies of the

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Political meandering needs to be called out for what it is. Today I listened to the Finance Committee’s budget hearing for the Department of Agriculture. For a moment I was pleased with the strides that Commissioner Positive Nelson reported to have made during the last year at the Department of

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Thank you to Trevor Velinor for his dedicated service to the people of the Virgin Islands during his tenure as police commissioner. The courageous, professional and intelligent leadership that he demonstrated during his entire law enforcement career, as well as his efforts to bring progress and stability to the Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 90-day extension to the current State of Emergency he proclaimed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current State of Emergency extension is set to expire on Tuesday, July 6,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has submitted to the 34th Legislature the first ever two-year Executive Budget and said revenue projections continue to increase during the next two years, providing an optimistic outlook for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023. Also included in the balanced budgets for both years are a number

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following 34th Legislature’s approval of Bill No. 34-0021, which sought to assign a “turnaround” company to oversee the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Board, the Fitch Ratings service on Monday issued a statement that the bond market does not want to upgrade WAPA’s rating because of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Captain Sandra Colbourne and members of the VIPD Crime Prevention Bureau; representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative; Iffat Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Community Action NOW!; and Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff of the

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