Prompted by another disagreement over numbers, Public Services Commission members voted Tuesday to keep electric Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause – known as LEAC – rates the same until the end of the year.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed an extension on the use of plastic grocery bags; tighter restrictions on back-billing by the Water and Power Authority and criticized unfunded expenses, while acting on an array of legislation Monday.
The Department of the Interior has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands grants totaling $594,680 out of about $3.5 million allocated to the U.S. insular territories for energy conservation and alternative energy projects.
The V.I. Legislature voted Wednesday evening not to admit Senator-Elect Kevin Rodriquez due to questions about his residency status during the 2016 election. The decision leaves the 15th Senate seat vacant for now,
The Legislature on Wednesday approved legislation bringing the territory closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations and regulating holding companies in the same way as all 50 states.
The V.I. Legislature approved two unfunded bills allowing longer involuntary mental health detention. The bills are intended to help those suffering from mental illness get more treatment and give families more time to arrange for their care.
The Legislature approved spending half a million dollars for cameras at Waste Management Authority bin sites and half a million dollars for land for Frederiksted's Paul E. Joseph Stadium project during session Wednesday.
Three admitted members of a multi state drug trafficking ring were sentenced to federal prison Monday. Pre sentencing reports given to District Court Judge Curtis Gomez said two of the three defendants were first-time offenders.