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This Week’s Senate Calendar

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

Senate Committee Approves Banking Board Nominee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee voted Friday to send on to the full Senate floor for a final up or down vote the nomination of Stephen Anthony Reames to serve on the Banking Board.

DPNR Begins Boating and Mooring Registration

The Division of Environmental Enforcement will immediately commence vessel and mooring registrations for the 2016-2017 year.

Government House Hosts Junior Achievement Awards Dinner

At a Government House seminar, followed by a dinner, representatives of Junior Achievement programs from throughout the Caribbean Region gathered to plan Junior Achievement’s lessons for the future.

House Takes USVI Out of Puerto Rico Debt Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis Thursday, after removing a provision that would have allowed the USVI to seek similar protection.

Parole Board to Convene on Friday, June 24

The Virgin Islands Parole Board (Board) will meet at 9:15 a.m., Friday, June 24, at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix to make a final decision concerning the applications for parole for the following inmates.

GVI Launches Open Budget Website, a First Step in Transparency

The Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) has launched its Open Budget Web site, a project in progress that will allow the Mapp/Potter administration’s vision of improving government transparency.

Mapp Hoping to Balance 2017 Budget with Borrowing, Increased Collections

The governor's administration projects a $110 million budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2017, which they hope to fill with $55 million in new borrowing and $55 million from refinancing existing debt.

DPNR to Conduct Mooring Field Assessments

The Division of Environmental Enforcement will be conducting marine assessments of all mooring fields covered under the U.S. Virgin Islands Code.

DPNR Warns Public of Portuguese Man-of-War Sighting

The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP), which is part of the Division of Coastal Zone Management, advises the public about a recent sighting of Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis) at Robin Bay.

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