St. Thomas

St. John

St.Croix

Chaunte Herbert

LAWMAKERS VET ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr., convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building to receive testimony on several Zoning Map Amendment applications. Policymakers did not vote on the zoning map amendments....

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COMMITTEE UPDATED ON DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

COMMITTEE UPDATED ON DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

St. Thomas- Members of the Committee on Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure, chaired by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building. Officials from the Virgin Islands Finance Authority and the Office of Disaster Recovery shared an update...

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THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES,  THE V.I. COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, THE V.I. STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION THE OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL DEFEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES, THE V.I. COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, THE V.I. STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION THE OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL DEFEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Finance, chaired by Kurt A. Vialet, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building and received testimony on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget for the Government of the Virgin Islands. Invited testifiers are...

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LEGISLATIVE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL PINNING CEREMONY HELD

LEGISLATIVE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL PINNING CEREMONY HELD

ST. THOMAS- The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), led by Senator Samuel Carrión, held a Pinning Ceremony at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers. Senator Carrión encouraged council members to wear their pins proudly and to stay focused on their...

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BILL 34-0147-THE VIRGIN ISLANDS CROWN ACT FORWARDED

BILL 34-0147-THE VIRGIN ISLANDS CROWN ACT FORWARDED

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Education and Workforce Development chaired by Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building. Lawmakers received testimony on a bill regarding The Virgin Islands Crown Act of 2021 to redefine...

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THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET BILLS FORWARDED TO FULL BODY

THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET BILLS FORWARDED TO FULL BODY

ST. THOMAS - Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Senator Milton E. Potter convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building and voted in the affirmative for all the measures regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget for the Government of the...

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NOMINATIONS AND BILLS FORWARDED

NOMINATIONS AND BILLS FORWARDED

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Sen. Milton E. Potter, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building and voted favorably for the nominations of Dr. Denese Marshal, Psy. D., MSCP, MS to serve on the Virgin Islands Board of...

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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE POSTPONED DUE TO TECHINCAL ISSUES

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE POSTPONED DUE TO TECHINCAL ISSUES

ST. THOMAS—The Committee of the Whole, led by Chairwoman Donna Frett-Gregory, convened at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on Tuesday to receive testimony on several zoning applications in the St. Croix and St. Thomas/ St. John districts.   Due to...

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DOA AND BIT DEFEND FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET REQUEST

DOA AND BIT DEFEND FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET REQUEST

St. Croix--The Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Kurt A. Vialet, continued budget hearings on Tuesday in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix.  The Committee considered the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Executive Budget for the Department of...

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LEGISLATURE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY PHONE SYSTEM INTERRUPTIONS

ST. THOMAS- The Virgin Islands Legislature announces temporary interruptions to our direct dialing capabilities while we transition to a new phone system. Until July 5, 2021, direct dialing will be affected on all three islands. We ask all members of the public to...

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NOMINATIONS AND BILLS ADVANCE TO FULL BODY

NOMINATIONS AND BILLS ADVANCE TO FULL BODY

St. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Sen. Milton Potter, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Friday, and received testimony on the nominations to serve on the Virgin Islands Historic Commission, the Virgin Islands Board...

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LEGISLATURE TO RESUME IN-PERSON TESTIMONY

St. Thomas—Senate President Donna A. Frett-Gregory announced Wednesday that the Virgin Islands Legislature is continuing to transition back to in-person testimony, as the first in-person testifiers were able to be present to Members of the Body, the...

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34th LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY

34th LEGISLATURE CELEBRATES AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY

ST. THOMAS—Under the theme of “Forward Ever to World-Wide Pan-African Unity,” Members of the 34th Legislature celebrated African Liberation Day on the Capitol Building grounds. Enacted through Act No. 5473, Virgin Islands African Heritage Week and...

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LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON THE STATUS OF THE ECONOMY

LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON THE STATUS OF THE ECONOMY

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture chaired by Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, and received testimony regarding the status of local businesses and the impact of the COVID-19...

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VIPA DIRECTOR GAVE UPDATE

VIPA DIRECTOR GAVE UPDATE

VIPA DIRECTOR GAVE UPDATE St. Croix--The Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Kenneth L. Gittens met Monday in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix. The Committee received updates from the Virgin Islands Port...

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SENATORS APPROVE RESOLUTION, NOMINEES, AND BILLS IN SESSION

SENATORS APPROVE RESOLUTION, NOMINEES, AND BILLS IN SESSION

ST. THOMAS—Members of the 34th Legislature, led by Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory, convened in Legislative Session to consider several nominations, resolutions, and bills on Tuesday in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers.  The first block of the...

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JFL LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED DELAY OF JFL NORTH PROJECT

JFL LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED DELAY OF JFL NORTH PROJECT

ST. CROIX-- The Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services chaired by Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr., held a public hearing on Friday in the Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix. The purpose of the hearing was to update Governor Juan F. Hospital and...

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RULES COMMITTEE ADVANCE BILLS TO THE FULL BODY

RULES COMMITTEE ADVANCE BILLS TO THE FULL BODY

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Sen. Milton Potter, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Thursday, and voted favorably on several measures including a bill that seeks to clarify the limitation on the amount of...

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DPNR AND VITEMA SHARES STATUS OF DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECTS

DPNR AND VITEMA SHARES STATUS OF DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECTS

ST. JOHN- Members of the Committee on Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure chaired by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw, convened in a meeting at the St. John Legislative Annex Cleone Henrietta Creque Conference Room on Monday, and met with officials from the Virgin Islands...

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LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON HOUSING CHALLENGES IN THE TERRITORY

LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON HOUSING CHALLENGES IN THE TERRITORY

St. Thomas- Members of the Committee on Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications chaired by Sen. Marvin Blyden, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, to receive testimony on an update of the V.I. Housing Authority (VIHA) regarding housing...

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COMMITTEE UPDATED ON YOUTH, SPORTS, PARKS, AND RECREATION

COMMITTEE UPDATED ON YOUTH, SPORTS, PARKS, AND RECREATION

ST. CROIX--The Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks, and Recreation chaired by Senator Samuel Carrión held a public hearing on Wednesday in the Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room, St. Croix. The hearing's purpose was to receive testimony from the Department of Labor...

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATES

ST. CROIX—On Tuesday, Chairman Kenneth L. Gittens and members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, received updates in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room on the territory’s economic status from the Virgin Islands...

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LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON THE STATUS OF THE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

LAWMAKERS UPDATED ON THE STATUS OF THE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure chaired by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Thursday, and received testimony on the status of the healthcare facilities post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria....

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Legislature Welcomes New Executive Director

ST. THOMAS – Senate President Donna A. Frett-Gregory announces the hiring of the institution’s new executive director, Ms. Kurell Hodge, JD, who will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Legislature of the Virgin Islands....

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LEGISLATURE JOINS TERRITORY IN NATIONAL COVID-19 MEMORIAL

LEGISLATURE JOINS TERRITORY IN NATIONAL COVID-19 MEMORIAL

ST. THOMAS – The 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands will join with Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett to remember those who have fallen victim to COVID-19 in the territory today, January 19, at 6 p.m., as part of a national...

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LAWMAKERS VOTED FAVORABLY FOR NOMINEES AND BILLS

LAWMAKERS VOTED FAVORABLY FOR NOMINEES AND BILLS

ST. THOMAS- Members of the 33rd Legislature, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr., convened in Legislative Session at the Capitol Building on Friday and voted favorably for nominations, resolutions, and bills. All approved items will be forwarded to the...

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BILL FOR THE MATCHING FUND SECURITIZATION CORPORATION FAILED

BILL FOR THE MATCHING FUND SECURITIZATION CORPORATION FAILED

ST. THOMAS- Members of the 33rd Legislature led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened in Special Session at the request of the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Albert Bryan, Jr., at the Capitol Building on Tuesday and voted down Bill No....

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PERMANENT CLOSURE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS BILL HELD IN COMMITTEE

PERMANENT CLOSURE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS BILL HELD IN COMMITTEE

ST. CROIX--The Committee on Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, continued to meet Tuesday afternoon in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Chambers on St. Croix to receive testimony on  Bill No.33-0239, an Act amending the V.I....

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ALL NOMINATIONS AND BILLS MOVE FORWARD

ALL NOMINATIONS AND BILLS MOVE FORWARD

ST. THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Thursday, and voted favorably for two nominations sent to the Legislature by Governor Albert Bryan; set forth from Section...

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UPDATES AND RESOLUTIONS HEARD IN COMMITTEE

UPDATES AND RESOLUTIONS HEARD IN COMMITTEE

ST. CROIX-- The Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, and Aging, chaired by Sen. Myron Jackson, held a public hearing on Monday in Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room to receive updates on Public Cemeteries, Libraries, Museums and Archives; and on...

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Committee Meets and Considers Several Bills on its Agenda

Committee Meets and Considers Several Bills on its Agenda

St. Croix—The Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environmental and Planning, Chaired by Senator Alicia Barnes met Friday, October 16, 2020 in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Chamber. After a brief reorganization of the agenda, the...

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REAL ESTATE BROKER BILL HELD IN COMMITTEE

REAL ESTATE BROKER BILL HELD IN COMMITTEE

ST. CROIX— The Committee on Economic Development, Regulations, and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Allison L. DeGazon, held a public meeting on Monday in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Chambers to receive testimony on several proposed bills. Bill No. 33-0349,...

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BILLS ADVANCE DURING DAY TWO OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

BILLS ADVANCE DURING DAY TWO OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

ST. THOMAS- Members of the 33rd Legislature led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. reconvened in the second day of Legislative Session at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and voted favorably on the remaining measures that were not considered in the hearing...

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SENATORS VET HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT, BILLS FORWARDED

SENATORS VET HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT, BILLS FORWARDED

ST. THOMAS- Members of the 33rd Legislature led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened in the Committee of the Whole at the Capitol Building on Tuesday and received testimony on the Second Renewal of the Group Medical and Dental Health and the First...

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LAWMAKERS ADVANCE TWO NOMINATIONS & THIRTY-TWO BUDGET BILLS

LAWMAKERS ADVANCE TWO NOMINATIONS & THIRTY-TWO BUDGET BILLS

THOMAS- Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary chaired by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw, convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Monday, and voted favorably for two nominees and several measures as it pertains to the FY 2021 Executive Budget. The...

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SESSION SUSPENDED UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY

SESSION SUSPENDED UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY

ST. THOMAS--Novelle E. Francis, Jr., President of the 33rd Legislature, conducted Regular Session on Friday at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall to consider nominees to Boards and Commissions; rezoning requests, and various proposed legislation. NOMINEES APPROVED:...

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WASTE HAULERS WILL GET PAID

WASTE HAULERS WILL GET PAID

ST. THOMAS--The Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Kurt A. Vialet, met Thursday morning in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas. The Committee heard testimony on Bill No.33-0375-An Act appropriating $15 million from the General Fund to the Waste...

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SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT APPROVED IN FINANCE

SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT APPROVED IN FINANCE

ST. THOMAS—During the afternoon portion of Thursday's Finance meeting, the Committee took testimony on Bill No. 33-0410 an Act providing for the disbursement of monies to the Virgin Islands Economic Development Agency (EDA) to establish the Small Business...

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CTE LEGISLATION HELD AND ONLINE LEARNING MEASURE MOVES FORWARD

CTE LEGISLATION HELD AND ONLINE LEARNING MEASURE MOVES FORWARD

ST. THOMAS—The Committee on Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, held a committee meeting on Wednesday in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. The Committee took testimony and voted on two proposed measures: Bill No....

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MORATORIUM ON GAS STATIONS GOES TO THE FULL BODY

MORATORIUM ON GAS STATIONS GOES TO THE FULL BODY

ST. THOMAS--The Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw met on Tuesday in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas. Bill No. 33-0358 An Act authorizing the transfer of Government-owned real property located at #51 Hannah’s...

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COMMITTEE ON CULTURE CONSIDERS A LENGTHY AGENDA

COMMITTEE ON CULTURE CONSIDERS A LENGTHY AGENDA

ST. THOMAS—The Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging, chaired by Sen. Myron Jackson met on Monday to receive testimony on government and private owned nursing home facilities in the territory impacted by COVID-19 and consider several measures....

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33RD LEGISLATURE AMENDS ACT NO. 8329

33RD LEGISLATURE AMENDS ACT NO. 8329

ST. THOMAS — On Thursday, Members of the 33rd Legislature, led by Acting Senate President Myron D. Jackson, convened in a Special Session, called by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., to receive testimony and consider amending Act No. 8329, the Matching Fund...

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OOG AND DOJ CLAIMED DECREASES IN 2021 BUDGET REQUEST

OOG AND DOJ CLAIMED DECREASES IN 2021 BUDGET REQUEST

ST. THOMAS-- The Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Kurt Vialet continued budget hearings on Thursday in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall St. Thomas on the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget. In the morning portion of the hearing, the Committee took testimony...

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