The U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday reached a $75 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein in a deal that has been hailed as groundbreaking for its use of the federal Victims Protection Act by a state attorney general. The agreement comes less than a month before they were to go to trial in a lawsuit that exposed embarrassing and lurid details on both sides.
A $75 million settlement has been reached in its contentious lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s dealings with late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the V.I. Justice Department announced Tuesday morning.
Daryl Jaschen, director of the V.I. Territory Emergency Management Agency, said the Bovoni landfill would close early Monday to allow a road to be built leading to the site to allow firefighters better access to the 10-day-old burn.
The protesting continued as some students returned to the classroom Monday on St. Croix as groups made up of parents, students, and other family members came out to march. They began at Pueblo Golden Rock and went to Government House in Christiansted town.
Former V.I. Attorney General Denise George, who successfully sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and then was summarily fired by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. in December, has broken her silence in an interview with Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine. In it, she hints that a run for governor may be in her future.
For a third and possibly final time, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is seeking to sink the Senate’s efforts to reduce his influence on the Water and Power Authority’s governing board. Bryan has asked the Virgin Islands Supreme Court to declare the 2021 law unconstitutional.
During the legislative session on Friday, lawmakers approved nominees to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Board of Directors and the Government Employees Retirement System. Additionally, senators approved lease agreements on St. Thomas, rezonings on St. Croix, various legislative measures, and budget bills for the fiscal year 2024 Executive Budget for the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States, according to a Government House press release.
The Board of Elections met Monday to review proposed changes to a law requiring some candidates to give up their jobs before running for office. Board officials called an emergency meeting three days before a scheduled appearance by Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes before the Legislature.
The day will kick off with a formal opening ceremony and continue with educational workshops, a food vendors’ court, a farmers' market, demonstrations, a petting zoo, entertainment, a “House of CANs” competition, and distribution of free vegetable seedlings.
Mutiny Island Vodka is now available in 24 states in the continental U.S., 15 Caribbean islands, the United Kingdom, and it is featured in American Airline lounges, Applebee’s Franchisee Groups, and Red Bull Cocktail Ideation.
he Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (VIOC) member association, which represents the sport of sailing in the territory, will host the Coaching and Mentoring Women’s Sailing Course from Oct. 27 to 29, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC). Seven women each from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John will participate.
Tap Deck will present a captivating historical play featuring the renowned international film actress Eva Dorrepaal. Immerse in the compelling story of Alexander Hamilton's mother, beautifully brought to life on stage.
Funded by the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI, up to $5,000 is available to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.
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