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STJ Poetry Club Celebrates One Year Anniversary

For the last year, a group of poets belonging to the group Rhyme & Lime have come together to share their passion during events at Bajo El Sol Art Gallery in Cruz Bay, St. John. Oct. 31 will mark the group's one-year anniversary.

Health Commissioner Urges V.I. to Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid non-essential travel amid concerns of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. mainland.

Senate Panel OKs Shoreline Access Bill Despite Constitutional Questions

A Senate committee on Friday approved by a 5-2 vote Bill No. 33-0108 which, if signed into law, would require owners of shoreline property to provide suitable public access.

Senate Panel OKs $375,000 for Beach Access Construction

The Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would, if signed into law, allocate $375,000 toward the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps or walkways on at least two beaches in each island district.

Sports Commission Gains Traction, Developing Sports Policy Handbook

The V.I. Sports Commission, which is primarily mandated to market the territory as a destination for amateur and professional sporting events, is beginning to develop a handbook that will contain official information on sports officers and administration.

Senate Extends State of Emergency By 60 Days

The V.I. Senate voted during Tuesday's legislative session to renew and extend the U.S. Virgin Islands state of emergency order by another 60 days due to the ongoing health crisis.

Legislature Votes to Sever Its Salary from Lowest-Paid Commissioner’s

In a unanimous vote, Virgin Islands senators on Tuesday severed their salaries from that of the lowest-paid executive branch commissioner, currently the Sports, Parks and Recreation commissioner.

Lawmakers Push Plan to Develop Territory’s Agriculture

The V.I. Legislature took its first step Monday to creating a profitable and sustainable community-based agricultural program for U.S. Virgin Island farmers.

Rules Committee Advances Superior Court Nominees, 32 Budget Bills

The Rules and Judiciary Committee had a full day on Monday, advancing 32 budget bills and two nominees to six-year terms as judges of the Superior Court.

Legislature Forwards Bills and Nominees, Overrides Vetoes

The Legislature passed 17 bills and eight nominees for governing board positions during a Session Friday, as well as overriding four bills that had been vetoed by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

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