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Quick Notes | VI Abattoirs on 120-day Suspension; Senate Approves Bill Mandating Agriculture Symposium…

Ernice Gilbert | February 26, 2020

Former Senator and current Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner, Positive Nelson, revealed during a Senate hearing in the Committee on Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture Tuesday that the territory's abattoirs are currently under a 120-day suspension. The suspension puts livestock farmers in the territory in a difficult position, as Mr. Nelson in the past has spoken forcefully against "bush kill",  a term used for individuals who slaughter their livestock on their own. Mr. Nelson said the practice was illegal and could lead to food contamination, and called on those engaged in the practice — unless it’s for personal use — to immediately cease. But with no operational abattoirs territory-wide, the situation poses a dilemma. The abattoirs have been suspended since February 14. Asked by Senator Alicia Barnes why the abattoirs were…

Bryan Signs Into Law 13 Bills, Vetoes 5

Staff Consortium | February 26, 2020

Government House on Tuesday afternoon made known that Governor Albert Bryan has signed into law 13 bills…

Bryan Vetoes Bill Seeking to Quell Gov't Credit Card…

Ernice Gilbert | February 26, 2020

Governor Albert Bryan has vetoed a bill that sought to quell the abuse of government-issued credit cards,…

U.S. Senate Confirms Judge Robert Molloy as District…

Ernice Gilbert | February 25, 2020

The U.S. Senate today confirmed the nomination of Judge Robert A. Molloy to serve as a District Court…

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