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A Senate committee on Friday approved by a 5-2 vote Bill No. 33-0108 which, if signed into law, would require owners of shoreline property to provide suitable public access.
Legislation that would mandate the Enighed Pond Gravel Lot offer free parking was held in the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning Friday after being contested by Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe.
Legislators advanced a bill Friday that acts as the first step towards creating a new police department building in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has struggled with tire disposal for over a decade, with countless reports of discarded tires showing up in mangroves, tucked into lush island vegetation and piled high in back streets.
A V.I. Senate committee on Friday unanimously forwarded a bill that would make raising prices on goods or services during a state of emergency a misdemeanor that could result in a fine between $1,000 and $5,000 per infraction.
A measure to curtail what the bill’s author called “a recipe for chaos,” when government agencies manage capital improvement projects, was approved Thursday by a Senate committee.
The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning OK’d a bill Thursday that would require board members of the Government Employees Retirement System to have greater financial expertise.
A long awaited and heavily debated comprehensive land and water use plan for the territory may be on the horizon after decades of discussion and controversy.
WAPA executives responded to charges that it has been unresponsive to customer complaints by providing a full report to the Public Services Commission at its Thursday meeting, detailing the areas of concern and how they are being dealt with.
Vitol, the V.I. Water and Power Authority's propane supplier and creditor for WAPA's conversion from oil to propane electricity generation, cut off the propane it supplies the utility at noon Saturday. This means WAPA must use more expensive fuel oil instead and cannot use its newest, most efficient generators.
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