Russell buying time....???
Maybe this will take as long as it took to send out the 2009 real estate tax bills.
Delay - Deflect - Disguise is standard operating procedure.
I agree - I think it's bull@$#*
Even IF there really is an outside investigation - which HOPEFULLY will result in the Federal agents finally indicting all the senatorial crooks - Russell has YET to issue whatever measures they will institute in the legislature to ensure that these abuses do not happen again. That should have happened a loooooong time ago, by now.
He's a freaking joke.
check this out: Bill 29-0214 - To reform procurement processes of the VI Legislature
contact your favorite senator and check on its progress... i have done so. copying a pasting a facebook note i put up on 12/05/2011 -
PLEASE NOTE THIS BILL, WHICH IS NOT BEING ACTED UPON AND ADDRESSES SOME ISSUES OUTLINED IN THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT BY THE VI INSPECTOR GENERAL. 29-0214. "An Act amending title 2 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 3, reenacting section 45 relating to awards and incentives for legislative employees; amending chapter 5 relating to procurement of goods and services by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands; amending title 2 Virgin Islands Code, adding chapter 9 relating to sessions of the Legislature; and for other purposes" -- This bill addresses the role of the Legislative Business Director, the certification of sealed bids for contracts, transparency in the names of individuals and entities being considered for contract bids, and actions and penalties for violations.
Please ask when this bill will be lifted out of committee to be debated and open to public discourse. Here is a link to the bill: Bill 29-0214. It is now being held in Rules and Judiciary. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Louis P. Hill (340-693-3523, email email@example.com), with co-sponsors Sens. Sammuel Sanes (340-712-2258, email firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ronald E. Russell.
Call the office of co-sponsor and Senate President Ronald E. Russell, ESQ to ask if he has heard anything more about this bill coming before the body for debate and consideration. 340-712-2270, email email@example.com.
Also call the members of the Committee - and if you only have time to call a couple of people, make them Sen. Usie Raymond Richards (Chair, phone 340-712-2276, email firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sen. Sammuel Sanes (Vice-Chair, 340-712-2258, email email@example.com).
Other members of this Committee:
Sen. Carlton "Ital" Dowe, 340-693-3706, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen, 340-712-2215, email email@example.com
Sen. Patrick Simeon Sprauve, 340-693-3613, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Celestino A. White, Sr., 340-639-3568, email email@example.com