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Senator Carrión Encourages Community to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (English and Español)

Sen. Samuel Carrion of St. Croix writes about Hispanic Heritage and the contributions of the Hispanic people who live in the Virgin Islands.

Legislature Corner: Sen Joseph’s Youth Summer Program Leads to Jobs

Joseph’s office budget funded the placement of young people to work at a government agency or non-profit organizations.

Legislature Corner: Farming and Fishing Industries to Be Focus of September 8 Hearing

Sen. Kenneth Gittens, chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, advises the public it will be discussing issues, concerns and initiatives related to local agriculture and fishing, emphasizing matters that impact small business people working in these industries.

Legislature Corner: Blyden Urges VIHFA to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance

Over the past few months, the U.S. Department of Treasury has loosened restrictions regarding the funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program yet there are no accompanying changes to the requirements and regulations of the local rental assistance program.,

Legislature Corner: V.I. Must Improve Ports, Infrastructure to Support Meaningful Economic Growth

“These are lucrative, sustainable industries, and it is up to us to take the crisis of the refinery shutdown and turn it into an opportunity for true economic diversification,” Sen. Gittens said.

Sen. Carrion Voices Concerns About Territory’s ESL Program

Sen. Samuel Carrión, a former student of the ESL program on St. Croix, became very concerned with the responses given by representatives from the V.I. Department of Education.

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