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Through the onslaught of the coronavirus, the U.S. Virgin Islands economy has remained fairly stable according to government officials and is projected to deviate by $70 million for the 2021 fiscal year compared to 2020.
Few in the U.S. Virgin Islands are unaware that the V.I. Government Employees' Retirement System is losing money and that there is a proposal to cut some benefits very sharply in 2021. The situation, all acknowledge, is dire.
Unemployment in the territory is like an “invisible hurricane,” creating unprecedented amounts of unemployment benefits insurance claims in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy said.
A Senate panel sat down on Tuesday for an update on the territory's public schools, but the officials from the Department of Education, who were expected to provide the update, did not attend.
While there is still hope for the resurgence of horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though there has been word of an agreement in a court battle, the territory's two horse tracks are still closed.
Calvert White, commissioner of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation told senators on Monday that he doesn't know when sports will resume.
The Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging on Monday approved a resolution commemorating the centennial of Charlotte Amalie High School, which first opened its doors in 1920.
The pandemic has forced many events from around the world to go virtual, and the 2020-2021 Virtual Crucian Christmas Festival is no different, but Ian Turnbull said the virtual festival will achieve greater recognition than prior years.
Austin Nibbs, administrator of the Government Employees’ Retirement System, said Friday he has talked to several Crucians, professionally qualified to sit on the GERS board, but none of them want the job.
The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee spent a full day on Thursday advancing several bills, some of which have caused controversy as they've moved through the Legislature.