Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
On Thursday, April 25, the St. Thomas community was enjoying J'Ouvert when the celebration was shattered by gunshots which injured three people. Public safety officials immediately canceled the remainder of J'Ouvert.
The Committee on Finance has scheduled a hearing to receive testimony on the following:
Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and U.S.V.I. Soccer Federation for the use of Plot No. 23-1 Upper Bethlehem, St. Croix Virgin Islands, consisting of approximately 12,331 acres, to be used for soccer, other related activities, retail and wholesale of goods, concessions or restaurant and bar and for no other purpose.
Invited Testifier: Commissioner Lynn Millin-Maduro, Department of Property and Procurement
Hillaren Frederick, president, USVI Soccer Federation Inc.
Bill No. 29-0308 – An Act amending Title 9 of the Virgin Islands Code establishing International Banking Center Regulatory Act.
Invited Testifiers: Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis
John D. McDonald, director, Division of Banking and Insurance
Jeffrey S. McNeil, senior vice president and regional manager, FirstBank VI
Lawrence Aqui, vice president and country manager, Socitabank USVI
Oran C. Bowry, senior vice president and manager of operations and administration, Banco Popular
James Brisbois, president and CEO, Bank of St. Croix Inc.
James Crites, president and CEO, Merchants Commercial Bank
Attorney J. Scott S. Sheehan, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Hon. Gary Elkins, member of the Texas House of Representatives
Attorney David Nissman, McChain and Nissman
Etherero Akinshegun, executive director, Taproots Inc.
Attorney Laurent Alfred