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Senate Considering Government Pay Commission

Some government officials, cabinet members and judges will be up for pay raises every four years, with pay set by a compensation committee, if a bill approved in committee becomes law.

VIWMA Mandahl Convenience Center’s Opening on March 1 Delayed

The opening of the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority’s (VIWMA) Mandahl Convenience Center has been delayed. The new convenience center was tentatively scheduled to...

U.S. Government Sues Territory for Being Off Course with Landfill Closures

The federal government is seeking $2.5 million dollars from the local government and VIWMA for penalties it accumulated through October 2015 for not complying with the consent decrees.

Lt. Gov. Potter In DC For NLGA Meeting

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will be leaving the territory March 22 to attend the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association Federal-State Relations Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Potter Signs Loaned Federal Employee Salary Bill

Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting as governor, has signed into law a bill to allow the government to pay temporarily officials on loan from the federal government at higher than usual salaries.

Mapp, Senators Attend Florida Cruise Conference

Gov. Kenneth Mapp and a majority of V.I. legislators are in Florida this week networking and attending seminars at the annual Seatrade Cruise Global Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

WAPA Web Site Is Down; Online Payment Function Affected

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s (WAPA) Internet Service Provider (ISP) is currently experiencing technical problems.

Senate Exploring Alternate Way for Extra $1.5 Million to Reach Nonprofits

Senate President Neville James said Tuesday that the Legislature is exploring an alternate route to get $1.5 million set aside for nonprofits into the hands of local organizations.

Plaskett’s Congressional Centennial Legislation Passes Committee

The USVI Centennial Commission Act is one step closer to becoming law, after it passed the U.S. Congress's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with a unanimous vote Tuesday.

Senate Increases Minimum Wage

The V.I. Legislature approved increasing the local minimum wage to $10.50 per hour by the end of 2018.

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