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LAWMAKERS RECEIVE UPDATE FROM EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS

ST. CROIX – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Education and Workforce Development, led by Senator Marise C. James met in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room.  Lawmakers received a status update from various education...

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LEGISLATURE HOLDS EMERGENCY SESSION 

LEGISLATURE HOLDS EMERGENCY SESSION 

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened Thursday in an emergency session. Pursuant to Chapter 5, Rule 501(e) of the Legislature, the emergency session had been called to address the financial...

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LAWMAKERS VET ST. THOMAS- ST. JOHN REZONINGS 

LAWMAKERS VET ST. THOMAS- ST. JOHN REZONINGS 

ST. THOMAS – The Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. met in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall to receive testimony on rezoning requests for the islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Senators cannot vote on measures in the Committee...

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LAWMAKERS HONOR VIRGIN ISLANDERS IN PERMAPLAQUE CEREMONY 

ST. CROIX – Members of the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. hosted a Perma Plaque ceremony at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room.  Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr voiced the importance of...

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COMMITTEE RECEIVES ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL SAFETY UPDATE

COMMITTEE RECEIVES ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL SAFETY UPDATE

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Homeland Security,Justice, and Public Safety, led by Senator Kenneth L. Gittens met in the Earle B. OttleyLegislative Hall on Thursday. Lawmakers received an overview of safety and security...

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COMMITTEE VETS BILL HONORING VAUGHN “AKAE BEKA” BENJAMIN

COMMITTEE VETS BILL HONORING VAUGHN “AKAE BEKA” BENJAMIN

ST. CROIX - The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs, and Consumer Protection, led by Sen. Carla J. Joseph, convened at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Lawmakers met to consider Bill No....

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COMMITTEE ADVANCES NOMINATIONS, LEASES, AND BILLS

COMMITTEE ADVANCES NOMINATIONS, LEASES, AND BILLS

ST. CROIX - The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Senator Diane T. Capehart, met in the Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room. Lawmakers considered nominations, leases, and bills. The approved items on today’s agenda will...

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LEGISLATURE HOSTS STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS 

LEGISLATURE HOSTS STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS 

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened in regular session to receive the 6th State of the Territory Address from the Honorable Governor Albert Bryan Jr. The annual address is mandated by the...

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COMMITTEE ADVANCES NOMINATIONS, BILLS, AND RESOLUTIONS

COMMITTEE ADVANCES NOMINATIONS, BILLS, AND RESOLUTIONS

The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Diane T. Capehart, met in the Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room. Lawmakers considered nominations, legislative measures, and resolutions. Approved items on Thursday’s agenda will...

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COMMITTEE RECIEVES UPDATE FROM DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

COMMITTEE RECIEVES UPDATE FROM DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services, under the leadership of Senator Ray Fonseca convened in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers received an update from the Department of Human Services on all related programs or divisions...

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COMMITTEE ADVANCES BOARD NOMINATIONS

COMMITTEE ADVANCES BOARD NOMINATIONS

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Rules and Judiciary, under the leadership of Senator Diane T. Capehart convened in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers received testimony considering the nominations of Clement “Cain” Magras to the Virgin Islands Public...

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COMMITTEE RECIEVES UPDATE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS

COMMITTEE RECIEVES UPDATE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS

ST. THOMAS - Convening at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications, under the leadership of Senator Marvin A. Blyden, received an update on the VI Slice Program....

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LAWMAKERS VET NOMINATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE MEASURES 

LAWMAKERS VET NOMINATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE MEASURES 

ST. CROIX – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Rules and Judiciary, led by Senator Diane T. Capehart, met at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room to consider nominations for the Virgin Islands Public Services Commission and considered...

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LAWMAKERS VET ST. CROIX REZONINGS 

LAWMAKERS VET ST. CROIX REZONINGS 

ST. CROIX – The Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. met in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room to receive testimony on rezoning requests for the island of St. Croix. Senators cannot vote on measures in the...

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COMMITTEE ADVANCES LEASES AND BUDGET BILLS

COMMITTEE ADVANCES LEASES AND BUDGET BILLS

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Rules and Judiciary, chaired by Senator Diane T. Capehart met at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers approved lease agreements between the Government of the Virgin Islands and various businesses on the island of St....

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LAWMAKERS REJECT REZONINGS, PASS ST. JOHN LAND SWAP

LAWMAKERS REJECT REZONINGS, PASS ST. JOHN LAND SWAP

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr, convened into Committee of the Whole to receive testimony on rezoning requests in St. Thomas. Lawmakers then rose into Legislative Session to act on these...

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ST. CROIX – The Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, and Public Safety, under the leadership of Kenneth L. Gittens, convened Tuesday in a meeting at the Fritz E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. The Committee heard updates from the Virgin Islands Bureau...

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COMMITTEE RECIEVES FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET CLOSE OUT TESTIMONY

COMMITTEE RECIEVES FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET CLOSE OUT TESTIMONY

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance, under the leadership of Senator Donna A. Frett-Gregory convened in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall to receive close out testimony concerning the Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget for the...

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LEGISLATURE HOLDS TRI ISLAND HOUSING TOWN HALL

ST. THOMAS – Convening simultaneously at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, the Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room on St. John, and the Fritz E. Lawaetz Conference Room on St. Croix, the Legislature of the Virgin Islands held a tri-island town hall...

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PUBLIC WORKS, WASTE MANAGEMENT DEFEND FY 2024 BUDGET

PUBLIC WORKS, WASTE MANAGEMENT DEFEND FY 2024 BUDGET

ST. THOMAS – Members of the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance, led by Senator Donna A. Frett-Gregory, convened a meeting at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall regarding the proposed Fiscal Year...

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LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ST. CROIX ZONING REQUESTS

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ST. CROIX ZONING REQUESTS

ST. CROIX - Members of the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Senators cannot vote on measures in the...

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COMMITTEE APPROVES NOMINATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

COMMITTEE APPROVES NOMINATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

ST. CROIX - The Committee on Rules and Judiciary, led by Senator Diane T. Capehart convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Lawmakers considered the nominations for the Governor’s nominees for Attorney General, the Superior...

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COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATES FROM DSPR AND AARP VIRGIN ISLANDS

COMMITTEE RECEIVES UPDATES FROM DSPR AND AARP VIRGIN ISLANDS

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Culture, Youth, Aging, Sports, and Parks, led by Senator Angel L. Bolques, Jr. convened in a meeting at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers received updates regarding the progress and challenges of the Department of...

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LEGISLATURE HOLDS SPECIAL SESSION

LEGISLATURE HOLDS SPECIAL SESSION

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. Convened Wednesday, in a special session, called by Governor Albert Bryan. Pursuant to Section 7 (a) of the Revised Organic Act of 1954, as amended for the...

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LEGISLATURE PRESENTS A TELEVISION TRANSFER DAY PROGRAM

St. Thomas--The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is pleased to present a special program entitled, Transfer Day, a Historical Perspective. During this program, various local historians share and highlight varying perspectives of the day and the event that marks the...

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LEGISLATURE HOSTS GIRL SCOUTS LEADERSHIP DAY AND MOCK SESSION

LEGISLATURE HOSTS GIRL SCOUTS LEADERSHIP DAY AND MOCK SESSION

The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands hosted a Girl Scouts Leadership Day Mock Committee of the Whole Hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Girl Scouts, representing lawmakers considered Bill No. 35-00GS, an act to recognize the month of March as Girl...

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LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ST. CROIX ZONING REQUESTS

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ST. CROIX ZONING REQUESTS

ST. CROIX - Members of the Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis Jr. convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Senators cannot vote on measures in the Committee of the Whole; however, action will be taken...

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LAWMAKERS VET NOMINEE AND BILLS IN RULES & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

LAWMAKERS VET NOMINEE AND BILLS IN RULES & JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

ST. CROIX – Members of the Committee on Rules and Judiciary, led by Senator Diane T. Capehart convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. All approved nominees and bills will be forwarded to the full body at the next Legislative...

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LAWMAKERS APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENTS

LAWMAKERS APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENTS

ST. THOMAS – Members of the Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance convened in a meeting at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. All items on today’s agenda were approved and will be forwarded to the Committee on Rules and Judiciary for...

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LAWMAKERS TOUR JFL NORTH FACILITY

LAWMAKERS TOUR JFL NORTH FACILITY

Members of the Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services, led by Senator Ray Fonseca toured the JFL North facility.  Doug Koch, the CEO, welcomed senators to the facility. The temporary facility comprises 55,000 square feet of space with 54 patient beds....

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GOVERNOR DELIVERS STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS

GOVERNOR DELIVERS STATE OF THE TERRITORY ADDRESS

ST. THOMAS - The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. reconvened into regular legislative session at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. The session then recessed to receive the Honorable Governor Albert Bryan...

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35th LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SWORN IN

35th LEGISLATURE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SWORN IN

ST. THOMAS - The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. convened into regular legislative session today at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers first met to consider Bill No. 35-0001, a resolution organizing...

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LEGISLATIVE SESSION APPROVES SEVERAL MEASURES

LEGISLATIVE SESSION APPROVES SEVERAL MEASURES

ST. THOMAS - Members of the 34th Legislature, led by Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory, reconvened in Legislative Session at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. The body first returned to the Committee of the Whole to receive testimony on the following: Bill No....

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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HEARS ZONING APPLICATIONS

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HEARS ZONING APPLICATIONS

ST. CROIX - Members of the Committee of the Whole, led by Senate President Donna A. Frett-Gregory, convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Senators cannot vote on measures in the Committee of the Whole; however, action will be taken...

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We Salute and Honor Our Veterans

We Salute and Honor Our Veterans

St. Thomas—President of the 34th Legislature, Donna A. Frett-Gregory said this Veterans’ Day, we take time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and to recognize their bravery, commitment, and sacrifices to protect the values and...

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COMMITTEE HEARS BUDGET WRAP UP

COMMITTEE HEARS BUDGET WRAP UP

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Finance, chaired by Senator Kurt Vialet, convened in a meeting at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. The Committee received updated testimony from the Governor’s Financial Team on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Executive...

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