A survivor of human trafficking and a local police detective were among the dynamic speakers at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit sponsored by UVI's Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism.
UVI President David Hall said Tuesday that the territory’s college has retained accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in fact, was commended in several areas for outstanding performance.
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 is holding a special session Tuesday to hear testimony and perhaps decide who is to fill the St. Thomas seat that has remained empty since the other 14 senators were sworn into office in January.
As the territory struggles with its budget crisis, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of the Legislature have talked about the possibility of consolidating some government agencies to save money by cutting administrative costs or operating more efficiently. Sometimes making government func