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Government House. (File photo)qGovernment House. (File photo)

Pre-Election Pay Increases Being Processed

The V.I. government is processing pay increases negotiated in collective bargaining agreements with several departments and agencies, Government House announced Friday.
Sen. Kenneth Gittens says it is time to be aggressive with WAPA. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature.)

Senate Votes to Subpoena WAPA and PSC Officials

When Sen. Kenneth Gittens rose on the floor of the Legislature Tuesday to initiate what he calls “a more aggressive approach when it comes to WAPA,” he encountered no resistance from the 14 other senators.
Ophelia Torres and Tamara Bowers speak to the Senate, which appointed them to the Nurse Licensure Board on Monday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Lawmakers Confirm Two Nursing Board, Two Counseling Board Members

In session Monday the USVI Senate confirmed Janette Bowers as a licensed practical nurse and Ophelia Powell-Torres as a nurse educator to the Board of Nurse Licensure, and Tamara Mohammed and Patricia Towal to the Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners.

V.I. May Lose Teachers Due to Visa Delays

The territory, already dealing with a teacher shortage, may lose a number of mostly Filipino teachers here on J1 visas, due to a delay...

HFA: New, Streamlined Federal Home Repair Program Slated for September Start

The $225-million Envision Tomorrow home repair program could knock on home owners’ doors as early as September, Housing Finance Authority Executive Director Daryl Griffith told The Source in a recent interview, with a simpler, more streamlined structure designed to avoid issues like the delayed contractor payments that plagued its post-hurricane emergency counterpart.
Port Authority board members and staff view presentation on the agency’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget on Tuesday. (Source photo by Judi Shimel)

VIPA Board Told To Expect Rising Revenues

Members of the Port Authority Governing Board were given an overview of the agency’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget on Tuesday when they convened a special meeting to complete the agenda of the regular, monthly meeting held July 23.
Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy defends his agency’s budget at Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

Molloy: Casino Commission Owes Agency $2.8 Million Earmarked for Youth

The Casino Control Commission owes the Department of Labor roughly $2.8 million in funds due to the agency’s Disadvantaged Youth Fund, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy told lawmakers on Thursday.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Developer Admits Defrauding Feds; Faces 30 Years

Juli Campbell, a Puerto Rico-based developer, faces a December sentencing in federal court after admitting she submitted false payment records to a federal disaster relief program.

V.I. Farmers Eligible to Receive SNAP Payments for Locally Grown Food

Joni Garcia of the U.S. Department of Agriculture urged farmers to “tap into the opportunity to build business” before outlining how Virgin Islands Farmers can become eligible to receive SNAP payments.

Recycling in the USVI: Part 1, Government Action and Inaction

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, household waste of every kind goes in one bag and ultimately winds up in the landfill in Anguilla on St. Croix or Bovoni on St. Thomas. Both of these sites have been slated for closing for years.

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