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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met virtually with new Office of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who awarded the territory $3.4 million and assured the Governor that the Office of Insular Affairs OIA) will work with the Government of the Virgin Islands in its discussions with the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan lauded President Biden’s call to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to fight the national epidemic of gun violence and said the President’s directive has provided the U.S. Virgin Islands with an unprecedented opportunity to make significant inroads in curbing violent crime. “We have a tremendous opportunity

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced that he is expanding the general vaccine lottery to include USVI residents who have received only one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine — increasing the total prize amount from $1 million to $2 million — and will now hold 10 consecutive

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Bryan-Roach Administration was caught off guard Monday by the harsh suddenness, labor fallout and economic reality of September’s planned shutdown of the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix. Governor Albert Bryan did not say that he was given a courtesy call in advance of the Limetree Bay

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement concerning Limetree Bay RefInery’s announcement to suspend the restart of refinery operations and lay off 271 employees: “Our administration continues to maintain its position of supporting a restart in refinery operations that fully considers the health and safety of St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan on Thursday declared June 19 a holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands following the announcement by President Joe Biden establishing the date as a federal holiday. His announcement came after legislation establishing the Juneteenth holiday was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on Thursday

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan will host an hourlong episode of “The Press Box” to take questions and address residents’ concerns at 5:30 p.m. today. The interactive event will be livestreamed on the Government House Facebook page – facebook.com/GovernmentHouseUSVI. During the live feed of the Virtual Town Hall program, residents can ask

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing on Monday, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta said that the governor has expanded his vaccination incentive lottery program by adding a drawing for school-based personnel in public, private and parochial schools. In addition to the general vaccination drawing for $100,000 for 10 weeks open to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan promoted Virgin Islands National Guard Adjutant General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker to the rank of Major General during a brief ceremony that took place at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. The rank is the equivalent of a two-star general

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nation’s only Black governor has called out the Republican governor of Florida, saying Ron DeSantis’ bullying tactics with the cruise ship industry over proof of vaccinations for passengers is wrong on the science — and doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter on

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