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Dr. Laura Palminteri tells senators Tuesday that owners of race horses in the territory are in 'a difficult place.' (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Senate Committee Forwards Nine Nominees to Full Body

The Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to move forward to the full body all nine nominees being considered for various medical, veterinary and management boards.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and the Judiciary Wednesday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Rules Committee OKs 8 Nominees, Passes on 2 Others

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee rejected the nomination of Vincent Joseph to serve on the Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees and Edward Foerstal to serve on the Coastal Zone Management Commission.

Senators Hold Nelson’s Cannabis Board Nomination Over Possible Conflict of Interest

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.
The three nominees for the Cannabis Advisory Board talk with Sen. Janelle Sarauw during the Rules and Judiciary meeting Friday. From left, Miguel Tricoche, Hugo Roller II, Catherine Keen. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

Rules Committee OKs Cannabis Advisory Board Nominees

Three nominees for the Cannabis Advisory Board, each of whom brings knowledge of various aspects of the marijuana industry, were unanimously approved by the Rules and Judiciary Committee and will move forward to the Committee of the Whole.
Trevor Velinor is sworn in before testifying before the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary. (Photo from LEGVI Facebook page)

Rules Panel OKs Velinor, Finch Nominations

The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate Rules Committee on Monday approved the nomination of Trevor Velinor for commissioner of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department and Christopher Finch for member of the board of the Juan F. Luis Hospital.
Sen. Novelle Francis speaks to various bills during the Rules and Judiciary Committee meeting held on Aug. 26, 2018. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the USVI Legislature)

V.I. May Require Businesses to Take Credit Cards

Senators on the Rules and Judiciary Committee started their Monday meeting with six bills on the agenda, and when it was over, all six had been forwarded on to the full Senate.

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