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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has unveiled legislation broadening the territory's new medical cannabis law, with new taxes directed mostly to the failing Government Employees Retirement System, as well as new rights for Rastafarians and other changes.
Senators sent forward legislation to "establish" the "Virgin Islands Virtual Information System ... within the Department of Education" on Tuesday, reestablishing the centralized school and to revive the VIVIS system established during the tenure of Gov. John deJongh Jr.
The U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development has published its guidelines for the dispersal of $774.1 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for mitigation activities in the Virgin Islands.
Environmental Protection Agency officials from New York and Puerto Rico visited the U.S. Virgin Islands last week and met with local officials and members of the media at the FEMA office to confirm the agency’s support in protecting the territory's public water, landfills and air quality.