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Acting Finance Commission Kirk Callwood and Acting Budget Director Jenifer O'Neal discuss plans for a budgetary windfall at Tuesday's Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Department of Finance Offices to Change Hours for Sept. 20

The offices of the Department of Finance will have different hours on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Friday, Sept. 20.

This Week’s Senate Calendar September 16-20

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

Firefighters Undergoing Emergency Medical Responder Training

Twenty-five firefighters on St. Croix have begun the two-week course and are scheduled to complete the training on Sept. 20. An additional 25 personnel in the St. Thomas-St. John District will begin the course on Oct. 7.

VITEMA Shares National Preparedness Month Tips for Pets

Even if you try to create a safe place for them, pets left behind during a disaster are likely to be injured, lost or worse.

Tax Assessor Office Modifies Schedule Only for Week of Sept. 16

The regular schedule of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

ALERT: VIPA to Close 2nd Floor of Red Hook Terminal Parking Garage for 10...

The first floor of the garage will be available for parking at the usual rate of $10 per day.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies Thursday before the Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Housing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

NY Power Authority Meets with WAPA Leadership to Solve Recurring Service Interruptions

On Wednesday evening, V.I. Water and Power Authority leadership met with representatives from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to brief the technical experts on outages that have occurred on both St. Thomas and St. Croix in recent weeks.

Bryan Swears-in Three New Cabinet Members

Three new Cabinet members are sworn-in on Thursday: Office of Collective Bargaining Chief Negotiator Joss Springette; Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White; and Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) Director Ray Martinez.

WAPA Leans on Resources of New York Power Authority for Technical Assistance

As part of an ongoing working relationship with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), WAPA has asked for technical assistance in resolving ongoing electrical system issues.
Gov. Albert Bryan testifies before the House Energy Committee earlier this year. (Photo supplied by Government House)

Bryan Issues Statement on WAPA Blackouts, Supports WAPA’s Plans

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement concerning the blackouts in the St. Thomas-St. John District on Wednesday:

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