Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. notifies the public that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Division of Corporations and Trademarks is providing guidance regarding new federal reporting requirements that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, which will require businesses to report beneficial ownership information in an effort to prevent financial crimes
A bill that would give the V.I. Police Department the flexibility to suspend the licenses of registered gun holders if they’re a threat to themselves or others got an airing before the Senate Wednesday but was ultimately held because of concerns from senators and other testifiers.
On Wednesday, the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services forwarded two bills to the Rules and Judiciary Committee. One bill would protect newborn babies, and the second would give school-age children an essential link to some medical care.
Wayne L. Biggs Jr., CEO of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority advises all interested persons that a public hearing for the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 14.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended a local State of Emergency for 30 days through Dec. 29, providing ongoing access to resources to address water quality issues on St. Croix. Separately, individuals with minor cannabis convictions may have records expunged.
“FEMA has awarded the V.I. Department of Education a grant for $140,087,014.98 for Markoe Elementary School on St. Croix and a grant in the amount of $324,355,822.98 for Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas…”
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. acted on bills passed by the 35th Legislature at its session on Nov. 14 by signing seven into law and vetoing two — one naming the bridge in Nadir on St. Thomas after Wayne “Facts Man” Adams, and another giving St. Croix residents affected by the lead crisis a break on their water bills — and acknowledging several of the Legislature’s nominations and commendations, Government House announced Thursday.
Sen. Angel Bolques Jr. told the Source this week that he is confident that negotiations concerning water rights around Whistling Cay will not “hinder” the proposed land swap with the National Park Service. The land swap will give the Virgin Islands government land in Estate Catherineberg on St. John to build a school.
According to V.I. government officials, results of initial tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, which exposed hazardous levels of lead and copper in St. Croix’s water supply, may have been inaccurate. In response, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. plans to extend a local State of Emergency declaration as investigations continue to confirm the island’s water quality.
Angus Drigo, executive director of the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands, was not present Monday at the Committee on Culture, Youth, Aging, Sports, and Parks, but his blunt written testimony was read, and it hung over the hearing.
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