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Open forum: Legislature Votes for Land Swap. Wisdom Has Prevailed!

Verdel L. Petersen writes: “In my opinion, it’s mind-boggling that anyone would be opposed to exchanging Whistling Cay, which is owned by the GVI, for a parcel of land managed by the NPS.”

Legislature Corner: Sen. Frett-Gregory Calls on Administration to Stand Up the Bureau of School Construction and Maintenance

Signed into law on April 25, 2023, and sponsored by Frett-Gregory, the Bureau of School Construction and Maintenance creates an entity responsible for school facilities and education related buildings.

Legislature Corner: Senator James Supports Students Advocating for Improved Conditions

Sen. James extended an invitation to the student leaders of the recent protest, provided they have their parents' consent, to testify at the legislature at a mutually agreed upon date and time.

Legislature Corner: Senator-at-Large Bolques Jr. Urges Swift Action to Address Landfill Fires

Senator-at-Large Angel Bolques Jr. reached out to all key stakeholders to organize a comprehensive plan to extend water lines to all landfills.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Releases Statement on Budget Talks, FEMA Disaster Fund Emergency Protocols

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett reminds the public that the Annual Budget of the United States is set to expire on Sept. 30. One of the many programs in jeopardy of not being funded is FEMA Disaster Relief.

Legislature Corner: Senator-At-Large Angel Bolques Jr. Stands Against Unjust Water Rate Increase

Sen. Angel Bolques Jr. says “the well-being and quality of life of the people of the Virgin Islands must remain our top priority. The time for action is now.”

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Chosen as Honorary Co-chair of Congressional Black Caucus’s 52nd Legislative Conference

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett has been appointed honorary co-chair by the Congressional Black Caucus along with Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Legislature Corner: Senator Javan E. James Meets With Officials in Dominica

As the chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, my team and I will continue to build relationships with our sister islands in the Caribbean.”

Legislature Corner: A Senator Informs the Governor She Has Already Written the Bill

Senator Francis Heyliger voices concern over Governor Bryan’s proposed legislation and town halls on abandoned properties.

Legislature Corner: Sen. Gittens Is Calling for Relocation and Repairs to BMV

Sen. Gittens said hearing of the most recent structural collapse of the flooring of one of the trailers exemplifies the dire need to make improvements for the benefit of the employees and the community at large.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Hosts Meeting of Members of Congress and VI Legislature on Federal Lands on St. John

This week, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett hosted a briefing regarding the proposed land exchange between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the National Park Service (NPS) for the construction of a kindergarten through 12th grade school on St. John.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett, Colleagues Lead Legislation to Enhance U.S. Trade Promotion Program for Haiti

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shares the following statement on the introduction of the HOPE for Haitian Prosperity Act of 2023 (H.R. 5035).

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Introduces USVI Trans-Atlantic Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Legislation

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shared the following statement on the introduction of U.S. Virgin Islands Trans-Atlantic Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Legislation, H.R. 3385.

Legislature Corner: Historic $11 Billion Investment Plans to Advance Clean Energy Across Rural America

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett shared the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic $11 billion investment to advance clean energy across rural America:

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Travels to Ghana and Israel With Congressional Delegation Led by Jeffries

“This past weekend, I was privileged to travel with several of my Congressional colleagues to two of America’s closest allies -- in West Africa, Ghana, and in the Middle East, Israel."

Legislature Corner: In Praise of Social Workers

Senator Fonseca honors the “…critical work in service to the people and institutions of…” the Virgin Islands.

Legislature Corner: Public Asked to Answer a Territorial Concern Survey

Senator-at-Large Angel Bolques Jr. is asking residents to take a survey on their top three territorial concerns.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Introduces Bi-partisan Bill to Develop of Coastlines, Fisheries

This week, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shared the following statement on the introduction of the Don Young Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2023 (H.R.1196).

Legislature Corner: Senator Capehart Calls on AARP to Partner on Behalf of Older Residents

Capehart served AARP for two years as the associate director of advocacy and community outreach for AARP and notes the bottom line is: “As a community, we do not do enough for our elderly citizens, among other groups.”

Op-ed: Plaskett Highlights Federal Funding for Home Energy Rebate Programs

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Rebate Programs.


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