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This Week’s Senate Calendar for July 13-17

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

Beach Advisory July 6-10

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 17 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 6 – 10. Please note: Beaches on St. Croix were not sampled this week due to COVID-19 issues.

VI-PR Friendship Committee Awards Scholarships to Two H.S. Graduates

The recipients of this first-time scholarship award were Neisha Bennett and Shazim Ajani Brandy, who each received $1,000 from the committee.

Department of Health on St. Croix Closes for the Day

The Department of Health (DOH) on St. Croix will be closed on Friday, July 10, but will reopen on Monday, July 13.

Bryan Issues Proclamation Commemorating Governor Juan Luis’ Birthday on July 10

Gov. Juan F. Luis, who first became governor of the Virgin Islands when Governor Cyril King died, was elected as the third governor of the territory and served for two terms

COVID Creativity: Poem by Dr. Joseph DeJames

COVID Creativity is a Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic.

FEMA Awards DSPR $2.6M to Retrofit St. John Community Center

Located in the heart of Cruz Bay, plans for the proposed site include a recreation room, vocational center, study hall, computer lab and office spaces.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Labor Implements Third Program Under CARES Act

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation implementation started on July 6. The PUA program provides unemployment assistance to those not ordinarily eligible for it.

2020 Primary Election Early Voting to Continue Through July 26

Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots during early voting and make sure to follow all guidelines (wearing a mask, washing or sanitizing your hands, social distancing, etc.).
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Unconstitutional Bill to Punish Beach Homeowners is a Blot on USVI Legislature

On Thursday, Senators are bringing back a plainly unconstitutional bill to force certain homeowners to spend money, not to fix up their homes, but to build roads, pathways, sidewalks and handicapped access ramps across their yards for strangers to use.

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