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LGBTQ+ Community Marks Pride Month by Hosting Run

The beginning of June marked the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the nation, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and though local government has not planned ony public observances, that hasn’t stopped resident activists from celebrating.

Finance Committee Begins Budget Season Reviewing “Ambitious” Executive Budget

Budget Director Jenifer O’Neal said the new biennial budget is vastly different from fiscal year 2021 and proposes an increase of roughly $100 million for each year creating a total proposed budget of nearly $1 billion.

Governor’s Financial Team Presents First Biennial Budget to Legislators

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s financial team met with the Finance Committee on Thursday for the first budget hearing regarding the government's Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Executive Budget, unveiling a biennial budget format that’s been used by many stateside jurisdictions but never before in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Senators Concerned By Unspent Federal Public School Funds

How V.I. schools are still dilapidated when the federal government has granted the Education Department more than half a billion dollars perplexed senators at an Education and Workforce Development Committee hearing Wednesday.

Educational Initiatives Garner Favor With Senate Committee

A push has been made towards educational initiatives with programs that teach environmental conservation and Caribbean culture by two separate non-profits that testified before the V.I. Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development Wednesday.
Children and parents alike are eager for the return of safe summer camps. (Shutterstock image)

Updated 2021 USVI Youth Summer Camps

Soon children and teenagers typically would dive into the territory’s summer programs offered by various schools, private businesses, and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, camps and programs are scarce.   

Bryan Budget Calls for Increased Revenue, Raises for Government Workers

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Monday that for the first time the administration has submitted an executive budget to the Legislature in a biennial budget format, spanning two years.

Senate Committee Advances Bills to Aid Homebuyers, Entrepreneurs

The Senate Committee on Rules and the Judiciary on Thursday approved two bills, one allowing UVI's Research and Technology Park to dispense loans to eligible businesses and the other aimed to aid first-time homebuyers.

Nonprofit Seeks Funding to Open Vocation School on St. Croix

A St. Croix nonprofit called the Virgin Islands Architecture Center for Built Heritage and Crafts, Inc. is seeking an initial $1.5 million, of the total $10 million needed, for their grassroots effort to open a vocational school.

Four Nominations Advance to Full Senate

The V.I. Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary advanced four nominations of candidates for various governmental boards during Thursday’s hearing.

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