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UVI Trustees OK $41.7 Million Budget for the Coming Fiscal Year

The University of the Virgin Islands board of trustees unanimously approved a proposed $41.7 million budget for the school's 2022 fiscal year.
Hurricane damage from the 2017 storms remains at Arthur A. Richards. (Source file photo)

PFA Board Shores Up Disaster Recovery Budget, Advances Grants Management Policy

In three resolutions on Wednesday, Public Finance Authority Board members moved money from PFA internal accounts to the Office of Disaster Recovery, which needs $1 million to cover operating expenses for fiscal year 2021.

ODR Juggles Territorial Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars

The 1,500 projects tracked by the Office of Disaster Recovery come with a hefty price tag and numerous challenges. Despite the challenges, 669 of the 1,500 projects have been completed.

Sen. Gittens: Land Purchase Would Speed Up Luis Hospital Reconstruction

At Wednesday’s Finance Committee hearing, senators discussed legislation that would authorize the purchase of more than 3.5 acres of land to expand the footprint of St. Croix’s Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, long overdue for reconstruction.

Boynes Dock and Henry Rohlsen Airport Could Gain Improvement Funds

The Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and St. John's Lorendon Lorence Boynes Sr. Ferry Terminal may see major renovations under a measure approved Friday by the Senate Finance Committee.
Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory speaks in favor of her tax amnesty bill during Friday's meeting of the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Finance Committee OKs Tax Amnesty to Provide COVID Relief

The Senate Finance Committee on Friday passed a tax amnesty bill to help Virgin Islander face difficult financial times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Manage Your Finances During Times of Emergency

During the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot let our guard down in terms of safeguarding our physical, emotional, and financial health.

BMV Announces a New STT Facility is Within Reach

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles stands to receive additional funding after the Senate Finance Committee voted on Wednesday to appropriate money for a rebuild of the St. Thomas facility that hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated.  

AG: Child Support and Paternity Hearings Have Ground to a Halt

Despite the abilities of the V.I. Supreme and Superior Courts to conduct virtual hearings, child support and paternity hearings have halted since the pandemic hit in March, Attorney General Denise George told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

V.I. Courts Launch Electronic Filing System

Amid a myriad of pandemic-related challenges, Chief Justice Rhys Hodge announced at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing that, on Aug. 31, the V.I. judicial branch launched a long-awaited electronic filing system for the Superior Court and Supreme Court.

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