Government House News
CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency Director Daryl Jaschen met with Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor and FEMA’s U. S. Virgin Islands Recovery Director Jacquelyn Heyliger to expedite major recovery projects in the
CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for public hearings to be held territory-wide before the 33rd Legislature acts on Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s bill to allow for non-medical cannabis use. “Such a sweeping change to public policy and the extensive accompanying regulations beg for community review and input,” Gittens said.
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
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
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves designed to encourage economic development under the aegis of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on October 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing
FREDERIKSTED — A road repair project has reduced traffic to a single lane near the Cruzan Rum Distillery in Estate Diamond west. Striping work on Federal Route 64/Cruzan Rum Road, across from West Airport Road, continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Tuesday. The St. Croix project is estimated
CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines daily flight between Miami and St. Croix for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The extra flight will begin November 23 to 25 and November 30 to December 2, bringing a “welcome boost” to St.
CHRISTIANSTED — Offerings of the dynamic and diverse culinary heritage of St. Croix are being prepared, served and celebrated this month with the return of “Dine St. Croix” to the Big Island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Tourism said. Tourism said that the culinary event, originally known
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
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New York Times Company was forced to sue the U.S. Virgin Islands government in order to get needed documents about one of the late Jeffrey Epstein’s businesses in the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The fourth-largest newspaper in America sued USVI Lieutenant Governor