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Legislature Corner: VITOL’s Plans to Suspend Service to WAPA Are Usurious

Congresswoman Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture committees, released the following statement concerning VITOL’S plans to suspend its deliveries of propane to WAPA.:

Legislature Corner: Plaskett and Staff Show Support for Paul Pelosi With Acts of Kindness

“I encourage all members of Congress to honor Mr. Pelosi’s wish to spread kindness, not hate, as he continues to remain strong and is on the path to recovery."

Legislature Corner: We Salute and Honor Our Veterans

“As a body, the 34th Legislature joins with all fellow Americans to honor every single service member who has ever worn one of our Nation's uniforms.”

Legislature Corner: EPA Report on Its Inspection of Port Hamilton Refinery on St. Croix

“I was distressed to read the findings of EPA’s Inspection Report and to learn of the potential dangers posed by these existing conditions."

Legislative Corner: 2020 Island Areas Census Shapes the USVI’s Future

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shares the following statement on the release of the 2020 Island Areas Censuses.

Legislature Corner: Celebrating Virgin Islands–Puerto Rico Friendship Day

Monday, Oct. 10, marks a holiday celebrating the close relationship of the Virgin Islands with Puerto Rico and the importance of Puerto Ricans and their cultural contributions to the USVI.

Legislature Corner: September Is Fifth Anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shares legislative activities to commemorate 5th anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Legislature Corner: Congress Makes Progress on Improving Federal Disaster Recovery Responders

Congresswoman Plaskett released the following statement lauding the passage of H.R. 5774 Expediting Disaster Recovery Act.

Legislature Corner: If Passed, New Bill Will Institute Free Tuition to Part-time UVI Students

Sen. Samuel Carrion: “My legislation extends the free tuition program established in 2018 to part-time students, who should not have been left out in the first place.”

Legislature Corner: Federal Tax Relief Now Available for Crucians Impacted by Sargassum Influx

Senator-at-Large Angel Bolques Jr. informs Crucian businesses and residents who have been impacted ty Sargassum seaweed that they qualify for tax relief

Legislature Corner: Let’s Focus on Rebuilding and Renovating School Campuses, Not Dress Codes

Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens says “...we have not broken ground on any of the desperately needed new campuses, yet we are implementing new fees on parents and adopting unnecessary school dress code policies.”

Legislature Corner: DeGraff Urges DPW to Rename Bjerge Gade ‘Cyril Michael Street’

Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff praises the Department of Public Works for its recent push to finally affix a sign renaming Bjerge Gade as the Cyril Michael Street.

Legislature Corner: It Is Essential to Protect Our Lands and Waters

Senator Carrión's legislation to develop a Virgin Islands' park system was unanimously approved by the VI Legislature.

Legislature Corner: House Votes to Raise V.I. Servicemembers Pay, Bolster National Security

This legislation will provide a well-earned raise for USVI servicemembers, bolster America’s national security and promote U.S. leadership on the global stage.

Legislature Corner: Port Hamilton Says It Will Reopen Refinery in 2023

Members of the 34th Legislature’s Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture were left with more questions than answers following a hearing on the status of the former Limetree Bay Oil Refinery, now owned by Port Hamilton Refining & Transportation.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Lauds House Passage of Caribbean Trade Resolution

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on the successful House passage of the Caribbean Trade Resolution (H.Res 1168), which reaffirms the economic partnership between the United States and the Caribbean.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to Address Gun Violence

In 2020, 45,222 Americans died of gun-related injuries, more than any other year on record. That is a 43 percent increase since 2010.

Legislature Corner: Children Deserve to Be Safe in Well-Equipped Schools

Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory says Bill No. 34-0079 could be a blueprint for modernizing and maintaining the territory’s schools and would address the decades of educational issues.

Legislature Corner: How to Bring the Number of COVID Cases Down

Sen. Kurt Vialet is concerned about the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands. He enumerates actions that should be taken to bring the number of cases down.

Virtue of the Week – Honesty

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.
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