G. Luz A. James

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Who is G. Luz A. James?

Gerard Luz A. James, better known as G. Luz A. James, was a U.S. Virgin Islander politician, lawyer, businessman and broadcaster. James was also the first Virgin Islander to become an adjutant general in the Virgin Islands National Guard.

James was one of four brothers who were described as very influential in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Wilfred James was a teacher; Ulmont James was credited with introducing merit pay to the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Randall "Doc" James was a doctor and four-term Senator in the territorial legislature. He is also the namesake of Randall "Doc" James Racetrack.

James began his career on WIVI Radio-970 in Saint Croix as a disc jockey. In the 1970s, James purchased the WSTX and WSTX-FM radio stations, which he owned and operated until he sold them in the early 2000s.

Luz was elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature as a Senator during the 12th legislature. He also served as the U.S. Virgin Islands' Director of Urban Renewal, which has since been renamed the Department of Property and Procurement. Luz spearheaded the redevelopment of the Water Gut area in the Virgin Islands. He also became teacher at the Christiansted High School in Christiansted.

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