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Brief: State of the Territory Address Set for Monday Night

Jan. 25, 2009 — Gov. John deJongh Jr. will deliver his third State of the Territory Address at 7 p.m. Monday night before a formal session of the 28th Legislature.
"There will be a discussion on the overall state of the territory as well as a look ahead to how the governor plans to jump start the sagging economy as the recession in the United States continues to worsen," said Jean Greaux Jr., Government House communications director.
According to a Government House news release, other significant themes of the governor's address will include:
— the need to insist on the principle of one government;
— continuing to eliminate the culture of corruption that was met in the government two years ago when the administration took office;
— an update on real property taxes; and
— the need to remain focused on reforming the education system in the Virgin Islands.
In addition, the governor will encourage the Senate to take decisive action on administration proposals that remained pending from the 27th Legislature, all of which are aimed at increasing government efficiency, the release said.
"The governor will use his annual report to convey to the Senate and to the people of the Virgin Islands that while we are navigating through these difficult times, with determination and faith, together we will prevail," Greaux said.
Seating in the historic Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers is limited but the public is invited, and encouraged, to watch on TV or listen on the radio. A number of territorial radio and television stations will broadcast the State of the Territory address live. Greaux also pointed out that a live streaming webcast of the governor's address and the text of the speech will be available on the Government House website at GovernordeJongh.com. Educational Radio WIUJ, 102.9 FM, will also provide coverage of the governor's address at wiuj.com.
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Jan. 25, 2009 -- Gov. John deJongh Jr. will deliver his third State of the Territory Address at 7 p.m. Monday night before a formal session of the 28th Legislature.
"There will be a discussion on the overall state of the territory as well as a look ahead to how the governor plans to jump start the sagging economy as the recession in the United States continues to worsen," said Jean Greaux Jr., Government House communications director.
According to a Government House news release, other significant themes of the governor's address will include:
-- the need to insist on the principle of one government;
-- continuing to eliminate the culture of corruption that was met in the government two years ago when the administration took office;
-- an update on real property taxes; and
-- the need to remain focused on reforming the education system in the Virgin Islands.
In addition, the governor will encourage the Senate to take decisive action on administration proposals that remained pending from the 27th Legislature, all of which are aimed at increasing government efficiency, the release said.
"The governor will use his annual report to convey to the Senate and to the people of the Virgin Islands that while we are navigating through these difficult times, with determination and faith, together we will prevail," Greaux said.
Seating in the historic Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers is limited but the public is invited, and encouraged, to watch on TV or listen on the radio. A number of territorial radio and television stations will broadcast the State of the Territory address live. Greaux also pointed out that a live streaming webcast of the governor's address and the text of the speech will be available on the Government House website at GovernordeJongh.com. Educational Radio WIUJ, 102.9 FM, will also provide coverage of the governor's address at wiuj.com.
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