ST. THOMAS - The U.S. State Department has agreed to let Virgin Islanders continue - on an interim basis - to obtain emergency passports from the Miami Passport Agency by way of the V.I. delegate to Congress.
Earlier this month, the delegate and the Lt. Governor's Passport Office staff had been informed that as of July 11, any Virgin Islands resident needing an emergency or expedited passport would need to go to the San Juan Passport Agency to apply in person.
ST. CROIX - The wholesale price of gasoline in the territory increased today as HOVENSA adjusted its rack rates.
The change will raise the rack rates - the price of fuel purchased wholesale at the HOVENSA truck-loading station on St. Croix - for regular gasoline by 11 cents per gallon and for premium gasoline by 10 cents per gallon. The price of diesel fuel did not change.
Under today's adjustments, independent gas station operators in the territory now are paying $3.50 per gallon for regular gasoline, $3.70 per gallon for premium gasoline, and $3.42 per gallon for diesel fuel when they buy their fuel wholesale at HOVENSA.
ST. CROIX - Senior Sitting District Judge Raymond Finch has denied motions seeking acquittal made on behalf of two men based on allegations of juror misconduct, mishandling of evidence and lack of evidence during their trials.
Kalif Flanders and Gillian Harper both were found guilty by a federal jury in August 2011 of beating and killing Luis Orlando Encarnacion in 2010 behind Evelyn Williams Elementary School on St. Croix.
Non-government work experience: Internal Revenue Agent - Bureau of Internal Revenue - 1976 - 1979; Cruzan Rum - 1982 to 2012 - Staff Accountant to
Sr. VP/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Elected/appointed work experience: Board of Trustees, Government Employees Retirement System, Vice-Chair and Budget Committee Chair 2001 - 2011
Your military service, with dates and type of discharge: None
Education: University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, VI 1981-1985; Community College of Baltimore, 1974-1976; Majors: Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting; Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Accounting Concentration, Associate in Arts in Business Management and Associate in Arts in Accounting
Non-government work experience: Private practice, Family Medicine, 1975 to 1996.
Elected/appointed work experience: Delegate to Congress, 1997 to 2014; Assistant Minority Whip, 2011-2014; Assistant Majority Whip, 2009-2010; member, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2011 to 2014; member, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2009 to 2010; member, U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, 1997 to 2010; Community Health Physician, V.I. Dept. of Health 1995 to 1996; Acting Commissioner of Health 1994 to 1995; Territorial Assistant Commissioner of Health 1988 to 1994; Medical Director, St. Croix Hospital, 1987 to 1988; director, Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning, 1985 to 1987; director, Frederiksted Health Center, 1980 to 1985; medical director, Ingerborg Nesbitt Clinic, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 1976 to 1978
Non-government work experience: Managing and operating the James Memorial Funeral Home, 1984-1993, 1996-1998- 2003-Present. Commercial Pilot
Elected/appointed work experience: 1992: Elected to 20th legislator; 1993-1995: 20th; 1995-1996 21st; 1998: Elected Lt. Governor; 1999-2003 Lt. Governor; 2007 Elected to 5th Constitution Convention. Where I was selected by the body to preside as president.
Your military service, with dates and type of discharge: Serve in the US Army 1979-1981. Honorable Discharge as a Captain.