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
Two former police officers convicted of racketeering and extortion couldn’t get a break on sentencing in District Court on Monday. Officers Enid Edwards and Francis Brooks were sent back to prison for another 10 years apiece.