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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Potter Signs Loaned Federal Employee Salary Bill

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting as governor, has signed into law a bill to allow the government to pay temporarily officials on loan from the federal government at higher than usual salaries.

V.I. Republican Infighting Makes National News

Animosity between V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata and Vice Chairman Herb Schoenbohm made national news Wednesday with Canegata referring to Schoenbohm as a "convict" and "Nazi sympathizer."

GERS Problems Raise Retirees’ Concerns

V.I. government employees and retirees started off the GERS board of trustees meeting Thursday with concerns about reports, a recent audit and untimely payment of annuities.

VIWMA Holds Town Meeting for Anna’s Retreat and Smith Bay Residents

V.I. Waste Management Authority officials discussed the territory’s newly proposed fee structure for solid waste disposal and wastewater treatment in a town hall meeting on Wednesday.

St. Croix’s Maykala Todman Repeats as Territorial Spelling Bee Champ

St. Croix’s Maykala Todman took home the territorial spelling bee title for the second year in a row Wednesday, capping off a slate of St. Croix students that ended up taking the top three spots.

Plaskett Hosting Members of Congress and Business Execs on St. Croix

Delegate Stacey Plaskett is hosting members of Congress and executives from the tech business on Saturday at the Buccaneer Resort on St. Croix for discussions on jobs and other issues.

Bill May Commemorate Taino Heritage at Magens Bay and Salt River

The U.S. Virgin Islands may create a registry of those with Taino and Native American ancestry and protect and promote pre-Columbian sites on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

PSC Pushes Back Decision on VITELCO Rate Increase

After two hours of back and forth with VITELCO officials, Public Services Commission members voted to push back the vote on a proposed rate increase until its next meeting.

Weekly Update: Four More Zika Cases, No New Dengue Cases Confirmed

The Department of Health confirmed four more cases of Zika since last week and no new cases of dengue for the second week in a row. A total of 11 cases of Zika have been confirmed.

Mapp, Senators Attend Florida Cruise Conference

Gov. Kenneth Mapp and a majority of V.I. legislators are in Florida this week networking and attending seminars at the annual Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Fort Lauderdale.





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