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A broad area of low pressure a little more than 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center predicted Monday, and the initial storm track shows it on a path towards the USVI.
Six bills are headed to the full Senate after the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary on approved them Thursday, including legislation designating an additional enterprise zone in the territory.
The Rules and Judiciary Committee moved forward six nominations to various governing boards in the territory on Thursday.
Health officials and Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. say a $1 million no-bid contract awarded to Avera Inc., whose management includes Bryan’s daughter, Aliyah Bryan, and campaign intern, Michael Pemberton, was proper.
The Accelerate VI program held a virtual demo day showcasing the seven tech businesses that participated in its 2020 cohort. The program is an initiative of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park.
The Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services moved forward legislation Wednesday that, among other things, would strictly prohibit corporal punishment in school settings.
The reported number of COVID-19 deaths in the territory rose by one Tuesday as the V.I. Department of Health adjusted its total to seven.
While the V.I.'s financial woes are enough to keep any leader up at night, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is confident that when the pandemic eases the territory will be poised for a comeback.
A proposal to permit a floating restaurant and lounge to set up operations near a cay in Pillsbury Sound received a mixed reaction at an online public hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed shock when Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said the department entered a $1 million contract for pandemic-related contact tracing services without requesting bids through Property and Procurement.