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V.I. Health: Tooth Decay Not Only Thing Paining V.I. Dental Care

A recent report by University of the Virgin Islands researchers, the Community Needs Assessment, said there is a waiting list for Medicaid-backed dental care on St. Croix that is 4,000 people long.
Sen. Allison Degazon (D-STT) at Tuesday's Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Frett-Gregory Disputes Blyden’s Account of Legislature Reorganization

Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory said Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden was disingenuous about why the legislative majority saw fit to rearrange Senate positions and Blyden responded he was up front and the melee is unnecessary.

Legislature Reorganizes For Second Time in a Month

The V.I. Legislature reorganized Wednesday, for the second time in less than a month and the third organizational structure, including its initial organization in...

Governor and Interior Department Looking at Proposal to Upgrade Salt River

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discussed upgrading the Visitor’s Center at Salt River National Park during a meeting at Government House Wednesday with Assistant Secretary...
Blue tarps covering damaged roofs dot the landscape of Estate Tutu on St. Thomas in March 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Partnership Forms to Match Nonprofits With Volunteers

Virgin Islands charities and other not-for-profit groups are expected to benefit from the work of a newly formed partnership announced this week. The announcement was made by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the final day of a two day conference, sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network.
Lawrence Kupfer, executive director WAPA, addresses the issue of payments to Vitol during Wednesday's Senate discussion. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Vitol Demands a Payment or Islands Could Go Dark

When Hugo Hodge, then executive director of WAPA, was pushing for a deal with Vitol to convert the territory's generators to burn propane, he repeatedly said Vitol was building the infrastructure at no upfront cost for WAPA. But payments are now coming due and it is not good for Virgin Islanders.

Bryan Appoints Rupert O. Ross as Bureau of Information Technology Director

Ross, who currently serves as the chief information technology officer at the judicial branch of the Virgin Islands, is an experienced leader with broad information technology knowledge focused on government operations.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with St. John artist Kurt Marsh, Jr. about preserving arts and culture post-hurricanes.

Continued Conversation is Key to a Resilient Caribbean, CGI Speakers Say

Two sessions that looked at small business development and climate change continued a conversation on resiliency between regional leaders and potential partners that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said may not happen often but which he called critical to each island being able to respond better each time disaster strikes and recover more quickly.

Graham Fired from Post of WICO President

The West Indian Company Board of Directors voted Friday to fire WICO President Clifford Graham for cause. 'After extensive discussion, the board made a decision to terminate for cause,' WICO Board Chair Joseph Boschulte said.
Discussing disaster recovery at the PFA board meeting are Kirk Callwood, Jenifer O’Neal, Keith O’Neale, Gov. Albert Bryan, Nathan Simmonds, Dorothy Isaac and Adrienne Williams-Ocatalien.

PFA Deals with Hurricane Recovery

The board members of the V.I. Public Finance Authority dealt with hurricane recovery Friday – arranging for matching dollars for FEMA projects and discussing how to move the road-renovation project forward last week at the St. Croix PFA office.

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