© Sen. Allison DeGazon 33rd Legislature 2019.

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Christiansted Virgin Islands 00820  

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DEGAZON IN THE NEWS

DeGazon Demands WICO Begins Making Payments to Government

October 23, 2019

During a Committee on Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture meeting last Thursday, Sen. Allison DeGazon told officials from the West Indian Company Ltd. (WICO) to meet its financial obligations to the government.

DeGazon Horse Bill moves to comittee of the whole

August 27, 2019

Bill No. 33-0036 seeks to amend the law to include horses in the definition of livestock. The bill was approved as amended to include providing clarity on the definition of "horse." Sen. Allison DeGazon, the bill's sponsor, said the bill seeks to progress the horse racing industry in terms of economic development. "This bill allows those breeders and owners of thoroughbreds to have access to certain services," she said.

DEGAZON WORKING WITH B.O.C. TO USE INMATES FOR SCHOOL REPAIRS

August 11, 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year around the corner, Sen. Allison DeGazon said recently she is pushing for the Department of Education to work in conjunction with the Bureau of Corrections (B.O.C.) to expedite school summer maintenance.

SENATOR DEGAZON CALLS FOR RESTRUCTURING OF WAPA AFTER LATEST POWER OUTAGES

July 30, 2019

After the latest territory-wide power outages this Sunday, Senator Allison DeGazon — sharing the frustrations of the community — is calling for a corporate restructuring of the Water and Power Authority and hopes her colleagues move to make it happen, Ms. DeGazon’s office has announced.

VIALET, DEGAZON AND FRANCIS MEET WITH TAXI DRIVERS ON ST. CROIX

July 23, 2019

Senators Kurt Vialet, Allison DeGazon and Novelle Francis met with taxi drivers at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in a conference room Monday evening to discuss an upcoming bill sponsored by Mr. Vialet that seeks to mandate credit card as a form of payment for taxi drivers. Another bill that seeks to mandate credit card as a form of payment for businesses with minimum annual gross sales of $50,000 is also being forged. Both measures will be heard next week, according to Mr. Vialet.

Ag Committee OKs Bill Seeking to Define Horses as Livestock

July 14, 2019

Lawmakers pushed a measure forward on Friday, which would amend the Virgin Islands definition of livestock to include horses despite the testimony of farming officials opposing the measure.

Ag Committee OKs Bill Seeking to Define Horses as Livestock

July 14, 2019

Lawmakers pushed a measure forward on Friday, which would amend the Virgin Islands definition of livestock to include horses despite the testimony of farming officials opposing the measure.

SENATOR DEGAZON TO HOST TOWN HALL ON EDUCATION AND HOUSING WEDNESDAY

July 20, 2019

Senator Allison DeGazon will be hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday at the Sunny Isle Amphitheater to discuss her committee legislation and issues surrounding housing and education in the community, according to Ms. DeGazon’s office.

Sen. DeGazon to Host Town Hall on Education, Housing on July 24

July 20, 2019

Sen. Allison DeGazon will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, July 24, at the Sunny Isle Amphitheater on St. Croix to discuss her committee legislation and issues surrounding housing and education in the community.

Horse bill needs retooling

July 13, 2019

Sen. Allison DeGazon, the bill's sponsor said "what we are trying to do is economically set up ourselves, our territory to take advantage of every revenue-generating opportunity, federally and even locally that we can create."

DeGazon calls for action on mental health issues

July 09, 2019

Behavioral Health remained on the forefront of the Department of Health's Senate hearing on Monday, as officials testified on their priorities and upcoming plans before the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services at the Cardiac Center on St. Croix. 

Senator Allison DeGazon expressed her concerns with the pace that the Virgin Islands Department of Health is taking with executing the necessary steps to take care of the mental health issues in the territory

Senator DeGazon Presses For Change In NOPA Processing

May 08, 2019

When giving the status update on the NOPA unit, representatives told the legislative body that the department can receive up to 140 tickets per month. The NOPA unit strives to process impending NOPAS within five days,  but from January to March over 1,000 NOPAS have been in process in excess of fifteen days before reaching Personnel. The records management team continues to work to ensure expeditious handling of the NOPAS.

Senator Allison Degazon asked, “Why does it take so long to get retirement NOPAs and also new employees NOPAs, and how do you plan to mitigate the problem?” She also inquired as to the length of time the information stays in the system before it is approved. 

DeGazon partners with DLCA, EDA to streamline businesses licensing process in territory

April 26, 2019

Senator Allison DeGazon on Wednesday hosted a meeting with Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Nominee Richard T. Evangelista, to discuss her proposed legislation to restructure the business licensing process in the territory, a release Ms. DeGazon’s office issued has made known. Also at the meeting was Kamal I. Latham, CEO of the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority.

DeGazon to introduce bill mandating cleating of ponds with potential benefits of flood mitigation and free water for farmers

March 08, 2019

Senator Allison DeGazon has been working on a measure calling for the clearing of ponds in the territory, the senator told The Consortium this week. The potential benefits of such a bill include flood mitigation and the provision of much-needed water for farmers and their livestock, among other upsides.

Senators and EDA Executives Discuss Economic Development

February 12, 2019

Sen. Allison DeGazon, chairwoman of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture,along with Kamal Latham, chief executive officerof theU.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority,conducted the informational session on Monday with the lawmakers, according to a news release from the 33rd Legislature

FEMA Officials Provide Senators with Off-Camera Briefing

February 13, 2019

According to the Legislature, Senators in attendance at FEMA’s Tuesday briefing were: Senate President Kenneth Gittens, Sens. Alicia Barnes, Javan James, Kurt Vialet, and Novelle Francis. Sen. Allison Degazon is also in one of the photos provided by the Legislature.

DeGazon demands answers from VI Board of Education on policies and curriculum

April 24, 2019

After the V.I. Board of Education returned from the National School Board Association, members of the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development on Tuesday demanded answers about educational policies and curriculum changes.

“With our government … we do a good job of talking about situations or even putting things in place, but we don’t maintain. We go to conferences and we hear a lot of the feedback and the take-away and we speak of change, but then things remain the same year after year,” Sen. Allison DeGazon said.

Allison Degazon Wins Big in Democratic Primary on St. Croix with 2,282 Votes

Allison DeGazon will advance as a democratic candidate for Senate in the general elections after winning 2,282 votes and placing second among the St. Croix candidates in tonight’s primary.

STX Senate: What Do the Candidates Say? Allison DeGazon-

To try to inform the community on where the candidates stand, the Source sent each senatorial candidate a questionnaire with questions on pressing issues for the territory. We are running the answers in the order in which the candidates responded.  This story covers the views and planned initiatives of Candidate Allison DeGazon who is running as a Democratic candidate in the St. Croix District.

Is She It? Allison DeGazon, with Qualities Fit for Leadership, Announces Run for Senate

She sat in the lobby of the Viya building for an interview with The Consortium on Wednesday, ready to tell her story. Moments earlier, she had spoken with some hospital employees who had yet to receive unemployment after being let go from the Juan F. Luis Hospital, assuring them, “I am now your voice.” Astutely she sat, her eyes giving away a passion and determination to do something about the state of the territory. She came off as bold and intelligent, and as someone who knew her stuff. This reporter hurled a few pointed questions at her, attempting to learn of her preparation for the office that she seeks. Each time, however, the interviewee did not only answer the questions, she gave rare answers that, if implemented, could shift the territory upwards.

Allison De Gazon was beaming Wednesday in the University of the Virgin Island’s St. Thomas ACC Building, when her business idea, Cruzan Organix Farm, won the $30,000 top prize at the final judging of UVI’s 2014 13D Entrepreneurship Competition.

UVI graduate Speaker Allison L. De Gazon presents the 2014 student address during the Commencement Ceremonies held on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Sunday, May 18, 2014. 

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