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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced the appointment of Lieutenant Mario M. Brooks as Assistant Police Commissioner on Tuesday. Assistant Commissioner Brooks has been with the Virgin Islands Police Department for 25 years, working in various sections of the department, to include the Special Operations and Criminal

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In case you were doing something a lot more interesting than listening to the speech by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. Here are the highlights and insights: The good news: the economy grew almost two percent last year. The bad news: Most of the growth is coming from FEMA and federal

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Friday announced that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been awarded $14.9 million in federal funding to implement a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the territory’s approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting the use of certified electronic health record technology by healthcare providers.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Tuesday convened the first meeting of his Marine Task Force, a group of private sector people representing all aspects of the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Marine Task Force is to revitalize and grow the marine

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the territory $232,919,518 in federal funding to use to cover costs of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Pilot Program (STEP). The STEP Program ended in April and was

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CHRISTIANSTED — Following Friday’s vote to reprogram funds to pay Vitol, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. thanked senators of the 33rd Legislature for working collaboratively with the executive branch to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s propane supply crisis. “Thank you to the senators who voted in favor of

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a follow-up meeting at Government House, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and all 15 senators of the 33rd Legislature said they have identified funding to meet the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s outstanding obligation to its propane supplier Vitol. The Legislature has scheduled an Emergency Legislative session for Friday, December 27, 2019, at 10

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an emergency meeting held just after the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority got a default notice on Saturday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and all 15 senators of the 33rd Legislature agreed to work together to find funding to meet the WAPA’s outstanding obligation to Vitol, in

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CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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