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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in U.S. Virgin Islands as Bryan Signs Measure Into Law; Pardons and…

Ernice Gilbert | January 18, 2023

Governor Albert Bryan on Wednesday signed into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act (Act 8680), which allows for the legal use by adults of marijuana for recreational, medicinal and other purposes. It also allowed for the legal distribution of the drug in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Bryan administration says the new law provides additional economic opportunities for Virgin Islanders and creates additional revenue for the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Act also improves upon Governor Bryan’s original proposal with the inclusion of a robust social equity program and expansion of the expungement opportunities for marijuana-related arrests and convictions with Act 8679, according to Gov't House. During a signing ceremony of the measure passed by the 34th Legislature, Mr. Bryan also issued a proclamation that allows persons convicted…

Rynel Harris Crowned Miss St. Croix 2022-2023 in First…

Ernice Gilbert | December 19, 2022

Rynel Harris, contestant number 1 in the 2022-2023 Miss St. Croix pageant, was crowned queen in a competition…

Zy'Naii Prentice is St. Croix's New Princess, Je'Talia…

Ernice Gilbert | December 12, 2022

Let's get one thing out of the way: all competitors in this year's Princess and Duchess Show were exceptional…

GERS Board Chairman Resigns in Protest of Administrator's…

Staff Consortium | October 05, 2022

The Government Employees' Retirement System, which this month received the first $158 million payment…

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