GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Audio Galleries

With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
Currently:Click for Saint Croix, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

Documentary Examines Holes in V.I. Mental Health System

Many heart-wrenching aspects of mental health care in the Virgin Islands are examined in a new film by award-winning St. Croix documentary filmmaker, Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-23 22:46:58
WAPA Board OKs Funds for Propane Conversion

The board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority approved a $4.2 million contract for design and upgrade of the fire protection systems needed for the conversion to propane gas.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-23 20:55:56
Educational Complex Holds Spanish Spelling Bee

Top spellers in the St. Croix Educational Complex foreign language classes competed in a Spanish spelling bee as their cheering classmates filled the school’s library last Thursday -- a culminating activity for the school’s observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2014-10-23 00:04:54
Local government — St. Croix
This Week's Senate Calendar

29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Senate Calendar Week Beginning May 14
Monday, May 14
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Education, Youth and Culture
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive testimony on these various items:
 
First item:
Closure of Schools – The committee will investigate whether there are plans to close any schools in the territory and if so, the reasons for the closures and the status of discussions with various stakeholders
Financial Status of the Department of Education, including cash flow projections to the end of the fiscal year, whether there are any further dismissals planned in the department, and a discussion of the impact of budget and allotment cuts on key programs and activities of the department.
The status of school bus services, including a discussion of how funds will be identified for the continued payment for services.
Second item:
Culture, Education and the Workplace --- The committee will address the interaction between culture, the educational process and workforce development, and it will specifically address the issue of the infusion of Virgin Islands history and culture into the curriculum and the status of the department’s efforts to comply with the mandates of Title 17, section 41(c), V.I.C.
Third item:
Culture and Economic Development – The committee will elicit testimony on how we can better utilize Virgin Islands and Caribbean culture as a tool for economic development.
Fourth item:
Culture, Food and Health – the committee will receive testimony discussing the interaction between our cultural heritage and practices – particularly as it concerns diet, herbal remedies, attitudes towards medical care and exercise – and indices of community health.
Tuesday, May 15
10 a.m.
No committee meetings will be held.
Wednesday, May 16
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Human Services, Recreation and Sports
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bill:
Bill No. 29-0271 – An Act amending Title 5, V.I.C., section 2550, relating to the termination of parental rights of parents
Thursday, May 17
No committee meetings will be held.
Friday, May 18
No committee meetings will be held.

Read more stories in Local government»»