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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and the incoming members of the 34th Legislature, who took their Oath of Office on Monday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas before convening their first session to establish the Senate leadership. “I want to thank and

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing on Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan said the victories of two Democratic Senators in Georgia could lead to larger stimulus checks for territorial residents. “With the new composition of the U.S. Senate, there is a likelihood that the $2,000 stimulus proposal that was passed by

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that effective immediately, VITRAN’s St. Croix office will be closed until further notice, due to at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19. “This closure will allow the department to properly disinfect the office to protect employees and clients,” DPW

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said he welcomes the federal funding coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Congress’ $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure that President Trump signed into law on Sunday, and he said the much-needed federal assistance will bring some level of support to Virgin Islanders and local businesses

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan congratulated the Virgin Islands Hemp Commission on its action to issue the first license to produce hemp in the territory after voting unanimously during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 23, and launching the Industrial Hemp Industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Hemp Commission received

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan on Monday said he is calling the 33rd Legislature back into Special Session on December 29 to re-address his proposal to refinance the government’s debt. Bryan’s plan is to get a better interest rate and generate funds from the savings that can be used to shore up

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan and Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach closed on a $60 million line of credit with two local banks approved earlier this year by the 33rd Legislature, known as a Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) to supplement government operations in anticipation of a potential decline in fiscal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works says it “has spearheaded several key initiatives with the goal of improving the quality of life for all Virgin Islanders.” One of these projects is a Landscaping Pilot Program which officially mobilized in December, according to DPW. The contractor for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan announced that a second round of income tax refunds was disbursed this month, for a total of more than $15 million in December.  On Monday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sent out 3,550 refund checks totaling $10,210,766. Last week, the BIR sent out 1,100

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CHRISTIANSTED — Hundreds of U.S. Virgin Islands renters face the prospect of eviction in January unless federal officials extend protections put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping order that temporarily halted all United States evictions through December 31,

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