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Transfer Day Prompts Constitutional Questions

As Transfer Day drew to a close Thursday, a select group of individuals reflected on the history of the territory, reviewed its present state of affairs, and recommended what needs to be done.

Advocates Try, Try Again for V.I. Constitution

It may indeed take some magic to avoid the pitfalls of previous attempts, but supporters of the move to establish yet another Constitutional Convention are hoping the sixth time proves the charm.

Open forum: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Verdel L. Petersen urges the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands to “work collaboratively with the V.I. Legislature to ensure that the 6th Constitutional Convention is properly established.”

Open forum: It is Time to Amend the Revised Organic Act

Verdel L. Petersen advises Virgin Islanders that a referendum will be on the ballot Election Day. It will be a vote on whether to have a 6th Constitutional Convention or not. Perhaps it makes more sense to amend the Revised Organic Act of 1954

V.I. Answer Desk: What Is the Status of a V.I. Constitution?

What has happened to the Proposed Fifth USVI Constitution?  That proposed V.I. constitution died in October 2012, when the Fifth V.I. Constitutional Convention  failed to muster a majority in favor.

Legislature Tackles Constitution

Testifying before the Legislature’s Committee of the Whole meeting, speakers said it’s up to the 5th Constitutional Convention members to finish what they started.

Arnold M. Golden Dies at Age 80

Arnold Golden was a leader throughout his long life, as a senator, oa commissioner, a member of the Constitutional Convention, a businessman and a father.

Legislature To Look At V.I. Constitution

The V.I. Legislature will meet to potentially revise the draft V.I. constitution produced by the Fifth V.I. Constitutional Convention in 2009, Senate President Ronald Russell announced Thursday.

Christensen Talks Constitution With Delegates

Paving the way for the Fifth V.I. Constitutional Convention to reconvene and consider amending their draft constitution, Delegate Donna Christensen and House and Senate staffers spoke by conference call with the convention president and delegates Thursday afternoon.

Congress Sends V.I. Constitution Back to Delegates

Congress passed a resolution Tuesday reconvening the 5th V.I. Constitutional Convention, urging delegates to "correct provisions inconsistent with the Constitution and federal law."

 
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