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Finance Committee Questions Bus Service Contract on St. Croix, Gravel Parking Lot Contract of $30,000…

Kia Griffith | July 28, 2020

Once again, contracts and procurement were major issues on the Senate floor as the Department of Education gave fiscal year 2021 budget testimony before the Committee on Finance on Monday. Responses from testifiers continuously deflected or circumvented the issues altogether.  Bus Service Contract As the current contract with Abramson, Inc. expires on September 30, fifteen regular sized school buses were procured by the Dept. of Education for $1.7 million and a new contract is in negotiations with an unnamed company, according to testimony. Senators Donna Frett-Gregory and Kurt Vialet believe this company is Abramson, Inc. And Mrs. Frett-Gregory was convinced that the department is planning to replace buses for Abramson, Inc. and that the same services will be offered — all of which posed much discussion and questioning on the Senate floor. …

UVI Says it Will Delay On-Campus Re-Opening Plan for…

Staff Consortium | July 24, 2020

The University of the Virgin Islands said Friday that it will delay the implementation of the Fall 2020…

'Learn From Home' Application Deadline is July 31,…

Staff Consortium | July 23, 2020

The Virgin Islands Department of Education has announced that it will accept applications for its “Learn…

Virtual Classes for Puerto Rico Schools to Start August…

Staff Consortium | July 23, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Wednesday that all public school students…

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