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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan vetoed bills that would have given the Public Service Commission additional control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority and would have changed the utility’s board membership. Bryan signed a bill that will institute qualification requirements for the PSC and will change the quorum

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday May 1, Governor Albert Bryan sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 60-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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143

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FREDERIKSTED — Amidst more than a half-dozen ongoing infrastructure projects throughout the territory’s downtown areas, some close to completion, Governor Albert Bryan is sending down legislation to the Senate requesting $1.5 million to complete improvements to the Frederiksted waterfront, spanning from Dorsch Beach along Strand Street to Buddhoe Park. These new infrastructure upgrades and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan signed two bills into law, approving a five-year moratorium on issuing all permits for the construction and operation of gas stations and a bill appropriating money to buy land for the reconstruction of Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. “May the executive and legislative

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FREDERIKSTED — Senator-at-Large Steven Payne, Sr. was profoundly disheartened to learn of the barrage of gun violence that broke out in St. Croix in separate incidents occurring late Saturday evening into Sunday, injuring 13 people, and he mourns the five individuals wholost their lives. “Every single Virgin Islander’s life is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has received about $12 million from the COVID-19 aid bill passed by Congress in December to aid the territory’s residents with rent payments, Senator Marvin Blyden said. Blyden called on Governor Albert Bryan to take swift action to implement a program of financial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Alma Francis Heyliger said Tuesday she has submitted legislation to an amendment in a bill designed to clarify and strengthen Virgin Island’s vocational programs funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE). Locally, the act — also known as the Perkins Grant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and the incoming members of the 34th Legislature, who took their Oath of Office on Monday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas before convening their first session to establish the Senate leadership. “I want to thank and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kurt Vialet proved the polls right by finishing in first place in the 2020 General Election Senate race. The former St. Croix Educational Complex High School principal finished with 4,421 votes. St. Croix attorney Genevieve Whitaker, a newcomer who ran unsuccessfully in 2018, laid her claim to

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