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Rosa Soto-Thomas, president of the St. Croix chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. (Facebook photo)

Teachers Sign Two-Year Contract

The St. Croix and St. Thomas – St. John Federation of Teachers, the territory's two public school teachers unions, ratified a two-year contract with the V.I. government Friday.

V.I. Government Bonds Return To Almost Face Value

The price of some U.S. Virgin Islands bonds have rebounded sharply, nearly returning to their face value, after a sharp fall in 2017 and early 2018, Bond Buyer magazine reported this week.
Smoke from a March fire at the Anguilla Landfill caused a smokey day on St Croix. Another fire broke out at the landfill Sunday. (Susan Ellis photo)

STX Landfill Fire Prompts Warning to Downwind Residents

St. Croix residents living to the west of the Anguilla Landfill were warned Monday evening to take health precautions after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the landfill.
Sen. Marvin Blyden, seated, and Neville James, center, speak to Senator-at-large Brian Smith, who was absent during the zoning votes that allowed construction of a gas station on property he owns on St. John. (Photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

St. John Zoning Request for Gas Station OK’d by Senate

A land-use variance allowing construction of a third gas station on St. John was among a array of zoning requests and government leases approved during Friday’s Senate session.
Sen. Tregenza Roach, sponsor of the bill limiting the governor’s emergency powers, speaks at Friday’s Senate session. (Photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Overturns Veto of Bill Curbing Governor’s Emergency Powers

Lawmakers on Friday overturned Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s veto of a bill aimed at curbing his emergency powers, giving the Legislature a voice in extended states of emergency that continue beyond 60 days.
Members of the V.I. Legislature consult during Friday's session on St. Thomas. (Photo by Barry Leerman for the V.I. Legislature)

Senate OKs Tightened Insurance Regulations, ‘Ban the Box’ Bill

Lawmakers went into recess Friday before completing their session’s agenda, but not before unanimously approving several bills tightening regulations on insurance companies and money-moving services.
Without a quorum, Board of Elections members go over voter registration issues at a meeting last week.

Voter Registration Concerns Point to Holes in V.I. Law

A section of the V.I. Code with two conflicting definitions of “election” sparked debate last week between V.I. Elections Board members who questioned whether residents could register to vote in the event of a gubernatorial runoff.
Caroline Fawkes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Elections Supervisor: Second November Ballot May Be On The Way

During testimony given before a Senate committee on Wednesday, the head of the Election Systems of the Virgin Islands said a second ballot may appear in time for the November General Election. Election Systems Supervisor Caroline Fawkes raised the possibility while speaking about an initiative for senate reapportionment promoted by local civic group.

UVI Poll Shows Close Race for Governor

The University of the Virgin Islands Thursday released its general election poll results for the gubernatorial and senatorial races that will be held on November 6.
5-C Estate Adrian as seen on the Lieutenant Governor's MapGeo System.

Senators Positive on Requested Zoning Changes on STJ

Senators all but approved two zoning requests for St. John at a meeting of the Committee of the Whole held at the Legislative Annex in Cruz Bay Wednesday night.

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