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Mapp Vetoes Bill Creating Senate Fund for Nonprofits

Governor vetoes bill that would have created a fund for senators to make contribution to non-profit organizations, approves two measures to support local law enforcement.

V.I. Justice Department Agreed to Drop Charges Against DeJongh, but Hasn’t

The Justice Department signed an agreement to drop all charges against former Gov. John deJongh Jr. and former PFA Director Julito Francis, but as of Friday, had not yet dropped the charges.

Senate Making Existing Felonies into New Felonies

Defrauding property owners through government property auctions, which is currently charged as felony fraud, will also be its own separate felony category if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

Government Leave for Blood Donations Nearer to Becoming Law

The Rules and Judiciary Committee approved bills allowing government employees to take paid time off work to give blood, increasing identity theft penalties and mandating information in budget preparations.

Robles, Walker Sworn into Cabinet Posts

Carlos A. Robles and Claude Earl Walker were sworn in Thursday as commissioner of the V.I. Department of Agriculture and V.I. attorney general, according to a news release issued by Government House.

Two Nominees to Banking Board Approved in Rules Committee

The Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two nominees to represent St. Croix on the Banking Board, sending Rosalie Javois and Richard Grant on for a vote before the full Legislature.

Governor Makes Promises to Three New Cabinet Members

Property and Procurement Commissioner Randolph Bennett, Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav and V.I. Fire Services Director Clifford Joseph were sworn into office Wednesday.

Sen. Blyden Announces St. John Office Hours

Sen. Marvin A. Blyden has established office hours at the Legislative Office in Cruz Bay.

7th Annual Conference of District Court of the V.I. Set for Jan. 19

Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis of the District Court has announced the 7th Annual Conference of the District Court of the Virgin Islands for Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort on St. Thomas.

Public School Registration Schedule for Head Start, Day Care, Kindergarten

The V.I. Department of Education releases the Public School Registration Schedule for St. Thomas-St. John District for Head Start or Day Care Centers (Children leaving Head Start) for the 2016-2017 School Year. Register between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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