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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

Boards of Elections to Swear In Newly Elected Members; Organizational Meeting Scheduled

Supervisor of Elections, Caroline F. Fawkes, has announced that in accordance with the Virgin Islands Code, officials elected to serve on the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix Boards of Elections will be administered the oath of office at a public ceremony.

VIPD Advises Public on Illegality of Discharging Firearms New Year’s Eve

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is advising legal gun owners and criminal gun holders of discharging of firearms that it is against the law as well as reckless since bullets “do not have eyes, and what goes up must come down.”

Governor Wishes All Happy Holidays and a Joyous Festival Season

Governor Kenneth Mapp wishes all Virgin Islanders a safe and festive season. “Together we must join as a community and remember the meaning of the season and the value of friends and family. Christmas is a time to share joy and happiness with those we love and give generously to those in need,” said the governor.

Senators Festoon Christmas Tree Bill with New Appropriations

Senators added new appropriations totaling more than $2.2 million and passed a cornucopia of legislation as amendments to an unrelated bill on Wednesday.

VIWMA Announces Holiday Hours of Operation

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority announces its holiday hours of operation from Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 through Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Senate Approves Nominees and Rezonings; Overrides Vetoes

The V.I. Legislature overrode Gov. Kenneth Mapp's veto Tuesday to enact legislation that expands the circumstances where a temporary physicians license can be granted, among other actions.

Governor Grants Holiday Leave to Nonessential Employees

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp, by proclamation, has authorized commissioners and agency heads to grant administrative leave to non-essential employees working in the Government of the Virgin Islands to enjoy the festival season.

BIR Sending Out $10 Million in Tax Refunds in Time for Holidays

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has begun paying out income tax refunds totaling $10 million in time for the holidays.

JFL Management Honors 69 Employees at Service Awards Ceremony

The executive management of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) honored 60 employees Thursday evening during the hospital’s annual Recognition and Service Awards Ceremony.

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