Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection

The Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection has scheduled a meeting for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 in the Frits E. Lawaetz Conference Room in St. Croix.


BLOCK I                                             9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.


The purpose of the meeting is to receive and consider the following legislative measures:


Bill No. 34-0280         A Resolution honoring and commending Vaughn Benjamin posthumously for his contributions to reggae music and the Virgin Islands and Global Community.


Invited Testifiers:

Mr. Raymond Armstrong, Resident

Mr. Bevan Smith, Jr., Resident

Mr. Dale Wathey, Resident

Mr. Michael Lionel, Resident

Mr. Phil Codrington, Resident


BLOCK II                                            10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.


Bill No. 34-0292         A Resolution to posthumously honor and commend Rafael Garcia, MD for his outstanding years of service to the Virgin Islands community as a Medical Doctor and a public servant.


Mr. Joey Nieves, Resident

Mr. Jonathon Farnsworth, Resident

Mr. Charles Nibbs, Resident

Ms. Olga Martinez, Resident


BLOCK III                                           11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.


Bill No. 34-0297         A Resolution to posthumously honor and commend Roselin Maud McFarlane for her contributions to the Virgin Islands community and specifically as an advocate of independent living for people with disabilities.


Invited Testifiers:

Mrs. Felicia Brownlow, Director, Independent Living

Mrs. Deborah McFarlane Truitt, Resident

Mr. Clifford Williams, Resident

Mr. Gerald Evelyn, Director, Independent Living Group

Mr. Lucien Downes, 2nd Vice President, St. Croix Lions Club

Mr. Julien Henley, ADA Coordinator, Government of the Virgin Islands

Mr. Archie Jennings, Esq., Director of Advocacy, Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands


LUNCH                                               12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.


BLOCK IV                                           1:30 P.M.  – 5:00 P.M.


The Committee will receive testimony on the operations of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to include but not limited to enabling law and jurisdiction, current agency challenges and plan of action to resolve



Invited Testifier:

Mr. Andrew L. Smith, CEO/Executive Director, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority


Oct 19 2022


9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Carla J. Joseph


Senator Carla J. Joseph
(340) 774-0880
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