Lucky 7 Sworn In For Bryan’s Remaining Slots In 29-Member Cabinet
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. held his final swearing-in ceremony today, officially filling out his Administration’s 29-member Cabinet, which has been charged with moving forward his “transformative” agenda to stabilize the Virgin Islands government and restore public trust and to rebuild and sustain a vibrant economy.
“This is the final round of people we are swearing-in, and it’s a time of great transition for us as a Cabinet,” Bryan said. “People look at ‘change course now’ as a physical change, but it’s a mental change. It’s an attitude change. It’s a policy change. It’s a whole different vibe of government coming to life in the Virgin Islands. We’re looking ahead to all we have to do.”
During the ceremony, which was attended by all Cabinet officials, Bryan told his Cabinet that the honeymoon phase of the transition into government leadership was coming to an end.
“Now we got to start pushing because we are settled in now,” Governor Bryan told his Cabinet. “Now is the time to get things done. This is a time of doing. Our job is to make the Virgin Islands better for everyone who lives and who comes here.”
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach thanked the newly sworn-in members for stepping forward to serve and encouraged them to work closely with fellow Cabinet members to accomplish their goals.
“We get so much work done when we work as a team than when we create our own silos,” Lieutenant Governor Roach said. He added Governor Bryan also thanked the 33 Legislature of the Virgin Islands for approving every one of his nominees to hold Cabinet-level positions, for the first time in recent history. President of the 33rd Legislature, Senator Novelle Francis, Jr., attended the ceremony as well as Senator Kenneth Gittens.
At the ceremony held at Government House on St. Croix, seven designees placed their hand a Bible and raised their right hand to take the Oath of Office before Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Harold Willocks. Newly sworn-in commissioner and directors are: