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Senate President Myron D. Jackson would like to advise the public that the Legislature of the Virgin Islands will be closed on all three islands from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 5, 2018. Normal operating hours are scheduled to resume at legislative facilities across the territory beginning January 8, 2017.

“May the New Year bring Joy, Peace & Happiness to you and your families as we continue to celebrate our Crucian Christmas Festival 2017-2018,” President Jackson said. “The Festival is integral part of Virgin Islands culture. As we honor our diverse community, I would also like to wish Crucians of Hispanic heritage best wishes for the upcoming Three Kings Day observance.”

Jackson on Thursday also extended gratitude to the Virgin Islands community for their patience and understanding following the long displacement of the Legislature’s facilities in Frederiksted, St. Croix, following damages sustained during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The offices have been temporarily relocated to the Hamilton House Building 56 & 56A King Street and 36-C Strand Street, across from Crucian Gold, in Christiansted.

On St. Thomas, the Public Affairs & Post Audit Divisions are currently moving from their current site at 48 Kongens Gade to the former Cable Office site at 40A Norre Gade, centrally located closer to the Legislature’s main offices at the Capitol Building in Charlotte Amalie.

“As we open the new year, we are pleased to announce that we have found more conducive work spaces for our employees which will enable us to serve the needs of the community more effectively,” President Jackson said. “As we settle into the new locations, we look forward to continuing to work together in the recovery and rebuilding of the Virgin Islands.”