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LABOR AND VETERANS AFFAIRS MEETING POSTPONED

The Labor and Veterans’ Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Senate Chambers on St. Thomas has been postponed.
According to a release from the office of Sen. Roosevelt David, chair of the committee, the meeting was delayed at the request of Sen. Norman Jn Baptiste. Jn Baptiste is the sponsor of a bill to establish a United States Virgin Islands Military Museum and Veteran's Memorial Complex. Jn Baptiste's postponement request was to give him more time to review additional input he has received on the bill from the National Guard and the Veteran's Administration. It was the only bill on Thursday's agenda.
However, discussion and testimony to consider the privatization of the V.I. Division of Workers' Compensation was also on the agenda.
According to Winston Nugent, spokesman for Jn Baptiste, "The senator is asking for the delay to enhance the bill." Since the legislation has been proposed in support of veterans Jn Baptiste wanted time to consider all of the suggestions he has received from the groups, Nugent said.
The release did not explain why the remainder of the agenda on the privatization of the Workers' Comp program was also postponed. No one could be reached at David's office Wednesday morning.
The meeting will be rescheduled, according to a release from Sen. Roosevelt David, chair of the Labor and Veterans' Affairs committee.

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The Labor and Veterans’ Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Senate Chambers on St. Thomas has been postponed.
According to a release from the office of Sen. Roosevelt David, chair of the committee, the meeting was delayed at the request of Sen. Norman Jn Baptiste. Jn Baptiste is the sponsor of a bill to establish a United States Virgin Islands Military Museum and Veteran's Memorial Complex. Jn Baptiste's postponement request was to give him more time to review additional input he has received on the bill from the National Guard and the Veteran's Administration. It was the only bill on Thursday's agenda.
However, discussion and testimony to consider the privatization of the V.I. Division of Workers' Compensation was also on the agenda.
According to Winston Nugent, spokesman for Jn Baptiste, "The senator is asking for the delay to enhance the bill." Since the legislation has been proposed in support of veterans Jn Baptiste wanted time to consider all of the suggestions he has received from the groups, Nugent said.
The release did not explain why the remainder of the agenda on the privatization of the Workers' Comp program was also postponed. No one could be reached at David's office Wednesday morning.
The meeting will be rescheduled, according to a release from Sen. Roosevelt David, chair of the Labor and Veterans' Affairs committee.