Soraya Diase Coffelt, a former Superior Court judge, gubernatorial candidate and attorney general of the Virgin Islands, will announce her plans to run for governor again at a campaign kickoff Tuesday on St. Croix.
Legislation recently approved in committee to give the Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs new power to determine how many tavern liquor licenses are allowed in the historic districts of the territory, was sent on to the Senate.
The Virgin Islands Government Division of Personnel (DOP), in observance of the 28th Annual Public Service Recognition Week Ceremonies in both districts, advises the public of limited hours and office closure.
Members of the Senate Rules Committee sent a bill to buy the historic Estate Catherineberg house from the West Indian company on for a final floor vote after taking out a provision to cut WICO's statutory payment in lieu of taxes.
In recent years the V.I. government has changed the laws to expand slot machine gambling, first to try to build hotels in the 1990s, then to help an existing hotel and in hopes of revitalizing horse racing.