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Members of VI National Guard to Attend Inauguration As Part of Heightened Security Measures

Kyle Murphy | January 14, 2021

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, whose father is Jamaican and the first Black woman to be vice-president, will take place on Jan. 20 and members of the Virgin Islands National Guard will be there to provide added security. During a phone interview with the Consortium, Virgin Islands National Guard Public Affairs Officer, Captain Marcia Bruno, said, “It is an extreme honor” to send troops to the ceremony. “The fact that we are still committed to travel to D.C. to complete the mission even though things are ramping up in those areas is a testament to us in the military.” Capt. Bruno confirmed that the USVI National Guard will be in attendance and added that it is customary for all 50 states and territories to send members of the National Guard to the inauguration, adding that VING has sent…

These are the Committees of the 34th Legislature and…

Staff Consortium | January 13, 2021

The 34th Legislature, led by Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and Majority Leader Marvin Blyden,…

Carrion Hits the Ground Running, Submitting Bills…

Staff Consortium | January 12, 2021

Senator Samuel Carrion submitted several measures on his first day as a senator, demonstrating the newly…

Members of the 34th Legislature Take Oath of Office…

Kyle Murphy | January 12, 2021

ST. THOMAS — On Monday morning members of the 34th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands were sworn…

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Bermuda Swears In First Female and First Black Governor

Staff Consortium | December 15, 2020

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Rena Lalgie, Bermuda’s first black and female governor,  was sworn into office on Monday during a closed ceremony at Government House. Lalgie, who arrived from Britain o...

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