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MASA Assist, an international emergency assistance company, unveiled its new St. Thomas location in Havensight during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee approved five nominees on Friday, moving the names on to full Senate, including the re-nominations of Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners nominee Dr. Mavis Matthew and Virgin Islands Board of Dental Examiners nominee Dr. Emmanuel Delano.
Experience as law enforcement officers may have curbed the enthusiasm of Sens. Novelle Francis Jr. and Kenneth Gittens for the potential relaxation of medical marijuana laws. Francis said Wednesday, though he questioned the laws, he was bound to follow them.
The portion of the USVI population designated as seniors – 65 years of age and older – is growing faster than programs needed to provide health care services for them.
Hemodialysis units at the territory's two hospitals have undergone extreme challenges since the days of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and while they have stabilized, they still have a long way to go before they are successfully serving the USVI.
During Thursday’s Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson's nomination to sit on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board stalled because the committee deemed it a possible conflict of interest.