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Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture
The Committee on Economic Development & Agriculture has scheduled a hearing to receive testimony from Virgin Islands banking and financial institutions representatives, Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, Hotel and Tourism Association, Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission and Virgin Islands Taxi Associations regarding each entity’s operations, capital projects and initiatives.
BLOCK I 10:00 A.M.
The committee will hear testimony from banking and financial institutions on the overall state of banking in the territory from, the ability of Virgin Islanders to obtain credit, the impact of global economic trends and rising interest rates, customer services, etc.
Glendina P. Matthew, Esq., Acting Director, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Division of Banking Insurance and Financial Regulation
Attallah Bertrand, Manager, Oriental Bank
Christina Williams, Community President, Bank of St. Croix
Oran Roebuck, Senior Vice President, Banco Popular
Julia Crispin, Manager, Mid-Island Federal Credit Union
Patrice Canton, Manager, Frederiksted Federal Credit Union
Valdamier Collens, Sr., Vice President, First Bank
LUNCH 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
BLOCK II 1:00 P.M.
The committee will hear testimony from Tourism on the department’s operations, status of the upcoming cruise ship season, shore excursions, capital projects, and initiatives, yet, not limited to these areas outlined.
The Taxicab Commission, Taxi Associations, and other shareholders will share testimony on preparation for the upcoming cruise ship season and other related matters.
The Honorable Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
Lisa Hamilton, President, Hotel and Tourism Association
Addison Christian, President, Frederiksted Economic Development Association
Ronald Russell, Executive Director, Our Town Frederiksted
Frandelle Gerard, Executive Director, Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism
Joanne Edney, President, Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association
Linda Smith, Executive Director, Taxicab Commission
Theresa Ponce, Operation Manager, Island Networks Worldwide Inc.
Francis Arthur, President, St. Croix Taxi Association