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V.I. Justice Department Agreed to Drop Charges Against DeJongh, but Hasn’t

The Justice Department signed an agreement to drop all charges against former Gov. John deJongh Jr. and former PFA Director Julito Francis, but as of Friday, had not yet dropped the charges.

Senate Making Existing Felonies into New Felonies

Defrauding property owners through government property auctions, which is currently charged as felony fraud, will also be its own separate felony category if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

Government Leave for Blood Donations Nearer to Becoming Law

The Rules and Judiciary Committee approved bills allowing government employees to take paid time off work to give blood, increasing identity theft penalties and mandating information in budget preparations.

Robles, Walker Sworn into Cabinet Posts

Carlos A. Robles and Claude Earl Walker were sworn in Thursday as commissioner of the V.I. Department of Agriculture and V.I. attorney general, according to a news release issued by Government House.

Two Nominees to Banking Board Approved in Rules Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two nominees to represent St. Croix on the Banking Board, sending Rosalie Javois and Richard Grant on for a vote before the full Legislature.

Governor Makes Promises to Three New Cabinet Members

Property and Procurement Commissioner Randolph Bennett, Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav and V.I. Fire Services Director Clifford Joseph were sworn into office Wednesday.

7th Annual Conference of District Court of the V.I. Set for Jan. 19

Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis of the District Court has announced the 7th Annual Conference of the District Court of the Virgin Islands for Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort on St. Thomas.

VIWMA Announces MLK Jr. Holiday Hours

The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of the hours of operation of its facilities and administrative offices for the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Land Preparation Applications Suspended for Two Weeks

There will be a temporary suspension of land preparation and clearing applications from Monday, Jan. 11, until Friday, Feb. 26

This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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