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Former U.S. Attorney General Lynch to Keynote 10th District Court Conference

The Honorable Wilma A. Lewis, chief judge of the District Court of the Virgin Islands, has announced the 10th Annual District Court Conference, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, on St. Croix.

Plaskett Announces Senate Deal to Provide Multiyear Medicaid Certainty

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s deal to provide multiyear Medicaid certainty for the territory.

VI Board of Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists Increases Required Hours for Licensure

To be considered for licensure by endorsement, the licensure requirements of the individual’s home state must be equal to or greater than the U.S. Virgin Islands’ cosmetology or barbering licensure requirements.

FEMA Pledges to Expedite Recovery Through Better Collaboration

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., who attended Friday’s meeting via teleconference, conveyed his frustration with the slow pace of the critical work to restore U.S.V.I.’s hospitals and schools and fix the territory’s roads.

VIHFA Buys Villa Morales, a St. Croix Landmark, For Homeless Housing

The facility will provide up to 20 emergency shelter beds, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

Banking Board to Consider Oriental Bank Licensing on Dec. 16

During Monday’s meeting, the board will receive a presentation of Oriental’s “Application for a bank to license a branch of a foreign bank in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Grants Accreditation to V.I.

The action came at the body’s meeting on Friday, Dec. 6. At the NAIC Fall National Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Sen. Jackson Remembers Tradition Bearer, Calypsonian Lord Blakie

Senator Myron D. Jackson remembers Carnival icon Kenneth “Lord Blakie” Blake and his contributions to Virgin Islands history and music.

DPNR Closes Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area at Lang Bank to All Fishing

No harvest of any species is permitted within the delineated boundary of the Red Hind Spawning Aggregation Area from Dec. 1, 2019, until Feb. 28, 2020.

Governor Mourns Death of Educator Dorothy Elskoe

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a statement regarding the passing of St. Thomas educator and culture-bearer Dorothy Elskoe, who was honored in 1993 by the 20th Legislature with a resolution commending her for her efforts to promote and preserve Virgin Islands culture.

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