Sen. Rocky Liburd Gets Birthday Gift Of Return To V.I. Senate on Birthday



Former Senate President Almando “Rocky” Liburd takes the oath of office as the returning Senator-At-Large at a ceremony on Jan. 12 in Emancipation Garden. Liburd is one of 15 lawmakers who make up the 31st Legislature of the Virgin Islands.


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS — Being sworn into office on his birthday was likely the biggest gift he had ever received, according to Senator-at-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd.

“Though it has been ten years since I left the Legislature, everything is now truly falling into place,” Sen. Liburd said. “I am so honored by the ongoing support of the people of the Virgin Islands. I must thank the voters, my family and the campaign volunteers that made today possible.”

The St. John Senator celebrated his birthday on January 12 – the same day as he was sworn in as a member of the 31st Legislature of the Virgin Islands.

Sen. Liburd, who previously served seven terms as the territory’s Senator-at-Large, said he came out of retirement in order to help create economic opportunities, reform GERS, assist our seniors, address property tax issues and provide experienced leadership to a community in crisis.

“ …greater unity to our territory.”
“I feel exceptionally blessed,” he said.“ And as Senator-at-Large, I will work hard to bring greater unity to our territory.”

“The Virgin Islands has been through a lot of tough times, but the only way forward is to love, support and assist one another – it is time for us as Crucians, Thomians and Johnians to come together,” Sen. Liburd continued. “This is an opportunity for us to change course and the days ahead will not be easy, however I stand ready to work hard to better the lives of all Virgin Islanders.”

Sen. Liburd said he plans to focus a great deal on community outreach and assistance and will regularly meet with constituents after hours in his offices, as well as in their neighborhoods, throughout the territory. He will announce extended office hours and publish a directory of office phone numbers as soon as they are finalized. The main telephone line in Sen. Liburd’s St. Thomas office is 340-693-3546 and the email address is

“I look forward to hearing from you,” he said.