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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that he supports the decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of passenger safety. Governor Bryan reassured the traveling public that their safety

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to improve mental health and behavioral services throughout the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed an Executive Order declaring a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. The Governor’s Executive Order will facilitate

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WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech presented a check to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for $2,228,901 this week. The monies represent an adjustment to the actual certified rum excise tax amounts for FY 2018. Certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement in commemoration of Virgin Islands History Month established in 2006 by Act 6802: “Each year in March, we recognize the extraordinary history and culture of our Virgin Islands and the achievements and contributions of its people,” Bryan said. “As Virgin

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By GARY POKORNY On January 28, 2019 Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. was clear: The General Fund had virtually no cash, and the people of the Virgin Islands were owed $600 million in short term accounts payable. He used words like “In distress” and this phase: “We are confronted with the

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. gave an update on the state of the territory to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during the committee’s hearing to examine the state of U.S. territories on Capitol Hill Tuesday. In his testimony, Governor Bryan thanked the Congress for its

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, said that longtime disability rights advocate Julien Henley will be his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. Henley is an advocate at the Virgin Islands Disability Rights Center and a chairperson for the State Rehabilitation Council. He has an ADA certificate of completion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said St. Thomas Attorney Joss Springette will be his Chief Negotiator for the Office of Collective Bargaining. Attorney Springette, who currently serves as General Counsel to the Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands and

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Written By: GARY POKORNY On January 28, 2019 Governor Albert Bryan Jr. gave his first State of the Territory Address. I would encourage every citizen of the Virgin Islands to read this speech. Governor Bryan was clear: The General Fund has virtually no cash on hand, and $600 million in short

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, will travel to Washington D.C., today for a week of meetings with senior White House administration officials and members of Congress and to attend the annual winter meeting of the National Governor’s Association. While in Washington, Bryan will participate in a senior plenary session of the

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