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Retirees at GERS Meeting Told Payments Coming in March

A handful of retired government employees attending the GERS trustee meeting weren’t authorized to speak because they haven’t received annuity checks and therefore aren’t considered members.

Senate President Asks Governor to Withdraw Three VIPA Board Nominations

In a letter released to the public Thursday, Senate President Neville James asked Gov. Kenneth Mapp to withdraw three nominees for the V.I. Port Authority Governing Board.

New Education Commissioner, Personnel Director Approved in Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to send on for approval Gov. Kenneth Mapp's nominees for personnel director and Education commissioner.

BIZVI Owner Claims Defamation, Plans Lawsuit Against Government

The owner of a company fighting with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles over its contract to upgrade drivers licenses is threatening to sue the acting BMV director for defamation.

Vendors’ Plaza Tenants All Have Lifetime Leases, Says DLCA

St. Thomas' vendors plaza tenants hold lifetime tenancy, and absentee vendors sublet for many times the rate they pay the government in a 'ridiculous' system.

Mapp Announces 11 More Commission and Board Appointments

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced almost a dozen new board and commission nominees and appointments Wednesday, filling empty and expired seats and putting his mark on the landscape of myriad V.I. volunteer government boards.

Elections Board Sets Rules and Procedures

The St. Croix Elections Board, under new leadership, took steps Wednesday to improve its efficiency and eliminate some of the bickering of the last few years.

Crime Stoppers on Campus

Crime Stoppers wishes to show that a proactive, not reactive, approach to a safer school environment is more cost-effective, financially and emotionally.

Senate Digs into Pension, Budget Crises

Despite recent increases in pension contributions of some of the more recently hired, the system will still collapse by 2022 without "a huge influx" of cash, GERS officials told the Senate Finance Committee.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp Hosts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, his wife, visited with Gov. Kenneth Mapp and senior staff Sunday, according to Government House.

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