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I have been musing about how to write a realistic Thanksgiving piece while not spoiling anyone’s day of overeating and thankfulness. Maybe it is not possible without offending those who just want to eat in peace. But I am going to try.
A recent request from the Federal Election Commission on top of a recent guilty plea by the treasurer of VIGOP has left some of the 2,000 registered Republicans in the territory wondering whether the organization legitimately represents the Republican Party in the USVI.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and his senior staff met Monday with the Government Employees Retirement System's Board of Trustees, GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs and Virgin Islands legislators to discuss solutions to the unfunded liability of the pension system.
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority promised improved efficiency, resiliency and greater renewable penetration, as part of a five-year transformation plan presented by WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer at the Revenue Estimating Conference.
The recent opening of Oceana Restaurant and Bistro reflects a sign of post-hurricane revitalization lighting up Frenchtown’s dining out skyline. At the end of November, the two-year project will culminate with the reopening of Oceana at its original seaside location.
Tourism has been rebounding in the territory since the 2017 hurricanes. Air visitors are up by 43 percent in the past year, hotel tax revenue collections are up 40 percent and cruise ship arrivals are up only 3.8 percent, to just under a million passengers.
Jenifer O’Neal, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Clarina Elliott, executive assistant commissioner at the Department of Finance, had a long day at the Senate Committee on Finance Tuesday as senators debated bills.
The Senate Committee on Finance Tuesday voted to approve government leases to Panyard People and Universal Concrete. Both government properties are in Sub Base on St. Thomas.
Students at St. Croix Central High are now entering their second week without class and with no end in sight, due to ongoing complaints of an unpleasant smell. Central High School will remain closed on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The U.S. Virgin Islands is known for its laid-back attitude toward the consumption of alcohol. However, senators and members of the V.I. Police Department are concerned that that attitude might be too costly to continue.