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GERS to Close Offices for Staff Training and Employee Appreciation Day

The GERS will continue to provide services via email and online.

STX Coastal Zone Management Schedules Decision Meeting, Public Hearing for Dec. 13

DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol informs the public that the following St. Croix Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Committee meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

WAPA Head Defends Holiday Party

Officials at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority defended an upcoming holiday party Wednesday, saying employees deserved recognition.

Innovative Health Care Program Seeks Emergency Funding at Senate Hearing

Funding for an emergency service that provides care for the elderly and disabled recently sought approval from the 34th Legislature Finance Committee. Testifiers appearing at a hearing held Friday said the Emergency Mobile Integrated Health Care Program began on St. Croix after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Taxicab Commission Schedules Medallion Auction for Veterans on Each Island

This auction is open to V.I. veterans of the U.S. Armed Services only.

V.I. National Guard Alerts Public to Controlled Burning of Documents, Dec. 5-9

The V.I. National Guard is notifying the public that if anyone happens to see or smell smoke at any of those locations, there is no need for concern.

This Week’s Senate Calendar – December 5 – 9, 2022

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

Finance Committee Approves Bill to Allow for Gross Receipt Tax Reimbursement

The Senate Finance Committee passed a measure on Friday that would allow contractors to recoup gross receipt taxes paid during hurricane recovery work. Among those raising doubts were the head of the Internal Revenue Bureau and the territory’s disaster recovery chief. 

Board of Elections Completes 2022 General Election Audit

A successful audit ensures that voting systems operated accurately.

Catholic Diocese Presents Plan for Chapel Complex in Coral Bay to Coastal Zone Management

After more than a year’s delay, the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands Inc. finally got a chance to present its plan to build a chapel and three other structures on its 2.83-acre site in Estate Carolina in Coral Bay.

Plaskett Lauds Democratic Caucus’ Historic Selection of Rep. Jeffries as Party Leader

Congresswoman Plaskett released the following statement regarding Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ election as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus.

Board of Elections to Audit 2022 General Election Results on Dec. 1

“After each election, the Board of Elections conducts an audit to ensure the accuracy of the voting machines to ensure voter confidence.”

V.I. Government Settles Epstein Suit for Record $105 Million

The V.I. government has settled its civil suit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein for $105 million, Attorney General Denise George announced Wednesday. It is believed to be the largest monetary settlement in the history of the territory, the Justice Department said.

WAPA Seeks Alternative Propane Suppliers

The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority got permission Wednesday to explore buying fuel from three alternative providers. It’s an effort to keep the lights on after the long-time preferred supplier cut off propane deliveries over a dispute about, what the Authority calls, an unrelated debt.

Bryan Meets With White House Representative, Tours Benjamin Banneker H.S.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and members of his senior staff met in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 28, with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and the Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita.

Roach Attending National Lieutenant Governors Association Business Meeting

The association conducts meetings annually to discuss state, federal and international affairs relevant to the Offices of the Lieutenant Governor across all 50 states and U.S. territories.

DPNR Warns Public of Illegal Sand Mining

The Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) reminds the public that this activity is prohibited without a permit and violators may be subjected to a hefty fine

NOAA Informs Public of Seasonal Caribbean Fishery Bulletin Dates and Locations

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Caribbean Fishery Bulletin reminds the public of seasonal fishing restrictions in U.S. Caribbean federal waters which will begin at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1.

GESC/UHC to Distribute Produce Bags for St. Croix GVI Retirees on Dec. 10

Bags of fresh produce will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

VIEDA Supports Local Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday

As the 2022 holiday season kicks into high gear, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority joins the nationwide effort to inspire communities to shop locally at small businesses on Small Business Saturday — Nov. 26. — one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
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