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Sen. Javan James (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Measure to Crack Down on Underage Drinking

A bill to raise the fines for serving alcohol to minors was amended twice before leaving the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning on Friday and forwarded to the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
Edgar Iles with his wife Dolores. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Edgar Iles Honored by Rotary West for 50 Years of...

The Rotary West of St. Croix’s annual fundraiser was a special one for Edgar Iles. He celebrated 50 years of being a Rotarian and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the club.
Sen. Athneil Thomas suggested the bill could end up paying for itself. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Filing Taxes Online in Virgin Islanders’ Future

Members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Affairs, Energy, Environment and Planning voted Friday in favor of amending the V.I. Code to make the collection of taxes more efficient.
Senators ponder what to do about a huge piece of legislation. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Omnibus Family Bill Gets Support, but Held in Committee

A bill addressing the issues of maternity leave, postpartum care, early childhood screening, banishment of corporal punishment and health care for incarcerated men and women was held in committee on Friday.

Weezy Finds Old Home in Frederiksted

An old tradition found its old home as about 200 people gathered on the south end of Frederiksted to raise money to help the recovery of Kemit-Amon Lewis.
Senators and members of the Cabinet congratulate Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. after his second State of the Territory Address Monday night. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Senators: State of Territory ‘Upbeat,’ but Lacks Details

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s second State of the Territory address was met with mixed reviews from senators, who described it as “enthusiastic” and “upbeat,” but lacking details on education and crime fighting initiatives, among other things.

Stabbing on St. Thomas in Dorothea

On Jan. 9 at 5:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Nidal Grocery Store located in Estate Dorothea in reference to a stabbing, according...

Senators Criticize WAPA Then Bail It Out

Senate votes to bailout WAPA with funds from GERS.
GERS board member Stephen Cohen takes part in the video conferences from St. Croix to St. Thomas. (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Brutal Consequences May Be Coming for Retirees

Government employees resigning and taking out what they have in the Government Employees Retirement System will accelerate the system’s free fall to bankruptcy.

Bryan Calls Emergency Legislative Meeting Over WAPA

With less than 24 hours notice, Friday afternoon Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called the Legislature into an emergency meeting Saturday, Dec. 21, to discuss "matters related to the V.I. Water and Power Authority."

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