St. Thomas

St. John


Committee on Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications

10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Update and discussion on the status and future of landfills in the territory; An assessment of the implementation of the tipping fee; The status and future of residential and business solid waste collection; The status of the Authority’s operations, including of hazardous pay workers in the Waste Management Authority; The status and future plans for recycling and source separation; and the status of wastewater collection and wastewater collection.

Invited Testifier:
Mr. Roger Merritt, Executive Director, Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.

1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Update and discussion on ongoing network or other issues impacting the quality of service, along with actions plans to address any such matter; status of present infrastructure projects and plans for future development, with a focus on planning and utilization of federal broadband funding; and plans for improving and expanding customer service, connections speeds and service coverage areas in the Virgin Islands.

Invited Testifiers:
The Honorable Jean-Pierre Oriol, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Natural Resources
The Honorable Derek Gabriel, Commissioner, Department of Public Works
Ms. Jenifer O’Neal, Director, Office of Management and Budget
Mr. Andrew Smith, Executive Director, V.I. Water & Power Authority
Mr. Stephan Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Islands Next Generation Network
Ms. Geraldine Pitt, Chief Executive Officer, Viya
Ms. Wanda Alvarez, Government Affairs Counsel, Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico/USVI
Attorney Mark Hodge, Legal Counsel, T-Mobile, Virgin Islands


Oct 03 2023


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Marvin A. Blyden


Senator Marvin A. Blyden
(340) 774-0880
[email protected]
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