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WTJX NEWSFEED: December 18, 2023

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On today's WTJX NewsFeed, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. indicates that the Virgin Islands government is spending more than it’s collecting. The Office of Cannabis Regulations Executive Director, Hannah Carty, rebuffs public statements made by Senator Donna Frett-Gregory regarding the submittal of amendments to the cannabis law. Justin Nesbitt, who was on the run after being suspected of having played a role in the murder of two St. Croix men, is now in the custody of the Virgin Islands Police Department. The Department of Labor is requesting that the Legislature approves $2.5 million to purchase the Department's St. Thomas office space.

Marcellina Ventura-Douglas is the Radio News Reporter for WTJX-FM, 93.1. Born and raised on St. Croix, Ventura-Douglas graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands, where she received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While at UVI, she worked in the office of Senator Shawn-Michael Malone before beginning her career in radio. Ventura-Douglas fell in love with radio growing up, when she and her father would spend every morning and afternoon listening to local radio news legend, Alvin G. After leaving Senator Malone's office, she became the program director of Vivid Streaming. She then joined WTJX-TV, Channel 12 as a producer. Soon after, she was tapped to switch to WTJX-FM to present an evening news. She is passionate about bringing radio news to the Virgin Islands community through the WTJX NewsFeed, airing every weekday at 5:00pm on 93.1 FM and available online, on demand.
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