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WTJX NEWSFEED: May 10, 2024

Pictured: Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. (left) Senate Majority Leader Kenneth Gittens (right)
Photo Credit: Legislature of Virgin Islands
Pictured: Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. (left) Senate Majority Leader Kenneth Gittens (right)

On today's WTJX Radio NewsFeed, we speak with Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Kenneth Gittens following the Governor’s veto of three legislative measures. The University of the Virgin Islands held its 60th commencement ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix. Police arrest two more men in relation to a Home Depot grand larceny case. Chief Executive Officer for the Water and Power Authority, Andrew Smith, points to a history of underinvestment in the system as reason for the recent mechanical failures experienced. Listen to these stories and more.

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.<br/>Email: mvdouglas@wtjx.org<br/>Phone: (340) 474-1682
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