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Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. interviewed at Government House today on issues ranging from pending legislation in the 30th Legislature to the recent passage of the 2014 Coast Guard Reauthorization Act.

Listen to the Governor's remarks:

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Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. interviewed at Government House, 4/3/14

GOVERNMENT HOUSE BLOG

April 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM AST
An Easter Message from Governor John P. de Jongh and First Lady Cecile de Jongh

On Easter Sunday, many of us will attend church services and listen to the story of Jesus Christ's last days and his resurrection three days after his crucifixion. This recitation reminds us that the true meaning of Easter is about sacrifice and the promise of new beginnings. We believe that Easter is the season for hope. Like the springtime around us, this oldest of Christian holidays celebrates rebirth and renewal.

April 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM AST
DSPR advises the General Public that Cramer’s Park Facility is ready for the Annual Easter Camping Activity

Commissioner St. Claire N. Williams of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation advises the general public that Cramer’s Park Facility is ready for the Annual Easter Camping activity which has become a traditional event on St. Croix.

April 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM AST
Changes in Post-65 Retirees' Government Health Insurance Rate

Kenneth L. Hermon, Jr., Director, Division of Personnel is advising all Post-65 Retirees who are members of the Government’s Health Insurance plan managed by United Healthcare (UHC), that the new April 1, 2014 UHC rates will be deducted from their April 30, 2014 annuity checks.

April 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM AST
Governor de Jongh Meets with Federal Officials to Discuss Recent BTOP 5-Day Progress Visit on viNGN Broadband Network Projects

Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. met Friday with officials from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who had just completed a five day site visit to the territory in order to review the progress of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network.

April 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM AST
Government of the Virgin Islands Comments on V.I. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Main Street Enhancement Project

In a decision entered on April 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands has reversed the Superior Court decision denying the preliminary injunction which temporarily prevents the Government of the Virgin Islands from negotiating and executing a contract for the Main Street Enhancement Project.

April 11, 2014 at 5:15 PM AST
Board of Directors of VI PFA Approves Project Management Contract for Completion of All Work at Turnbull Regional Library

Meeting on St. Thomas today, the board of directors of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority chaired by Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. approved a project management contract to Nimal LLC, the company that will oversee the completion of the Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas.

April 11, 2014 at 4:10 PM AST
Property and Procurement Commissioner Discounts Assertions by Senator Alicia Hansen Regarding American Post Legion #102

Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Lynn Millin Maduro on Friday said that assertions in the media this week by St. Croix Senator Alicia Hansen that the American Legion Post 102 has been evicted from space it occupied on St. Croix are both misleading and factually incorrect.

April 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM AST
GOVERNOR DE JONGH EXPRESSES HIS CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY OF THE LATE ATTORNEY JOSEPH S. ARCHIBALD OF THE BVI

Dr. Archibald, QC (Queen's Counsel) was the founder and head of the prominent law firm, J. S. Archibald and Co., based on Tortola. He served as legal counsel to many prestigious clients, including Banco Popular and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

April 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM AST
V.I. Public Finance Authority Announces Meeting of the Board of Directors

Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. will convene a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority, No. 32-33 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI.

MORE FROM THE BLOG
Central High School Update

Media Advisory--News Briefing--Update on Central High School "Odor Issue"

A telephonic news briefing has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am. The briefing will provide an opportunity for government officials to update the status of efforts in addressing an odor issue that has recently affected Central High School, the V.I. Superior Court and neighboring areas.

Special Section
PENSION REFORM
On March 11, 2014, Governor de Jongh submitted both draft legislation to the 30th Legislature, proposing major reforms to the government’s pension system. The legislation, once implemented, will begin the arduous task of addressing the constantly growing unfunded liability of the system which threatens the retirement savings of thousands of retired V.I. Government employees.
Governor's Transmittal Letter
Proposed Legislation
PROMOTING TOURISM
Virgin Islands Featured in Bridal Magazine

As a follow-up to the the highly successful Bridal Symposium held in the Virgin Islands last July, 201 (Bride) Magazine has featured the Virgin Islands in its Winter Issue. 

Read the full article .pdf (5MB)

Department of Tourism Brings the Heat to Southern Florida
Department of Tourism Celebrates the Season with St. Croix Residents
the FUTURE OF HOVENSA 
On November 7, 2013, Governor de Jongh signed into law Bill 30-0273 which ratifies the Fourth Amendment Agreement between the Virgin Islands government and the owners of the HOVENSA refinery on St. Croix.
Special Section
WAPA / LPG CONVERSION PROJECT
WAPA Announces Vitol Hires Local Contractor for Initial Phase of LPG Conversion Project
Governor Asks EPA to Support WAPA's Conversion to Cleaner Fuels
WAPA Receives 13 Responses to RFQ for Fuel Conversion Process
HEALTH CARE REFORM
On July 11, 2013, Governor de Jongh announced his decision to act upon the recommendations of a task force he appointed and expand the territory’s Medicaid program instead of implementing a Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace for the Virgin Islands.
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Special Section
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Government House recently provided an overview of the dozen projects that are being developed as part of the much talked about and anticipated revitalization of downtown St. Thomas. The initiative carries a $172 million dollar price tag.
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