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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Thursday that the administration and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has received a $69 million obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the demolition and replacement of residential buildings at the Tutu Hi-Rise housing community. The funding will facilitate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) said it is “excited to announce a new online vehicle registration system” which is set to launch today. Previously, registration required a trip to the BMV office which required long wait time. Residents can now “skip the line and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Road work to lay a new fiber optic cable around Crown Mountain on St. Thomas begins on Sunday. Motorists can expect delays due to partial road closures and lane closures for at least 13 days. The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) urges you to exercise

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hand-picked bodyguard for former Governor Kenneth E. Mapp was arrested on brutal assault charges this week, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Yahya K. Daniel, 40, of Estate St. John was arrested about 11:57 p.m. Thursday and charged with simple assault & battery-domestic violence, the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED – Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement today on the death of Ann E. Abramson: “Our community has lost an icon and a prominent historical figure. Mrs. Abramson was a trailblazer for Crucian women in business and politics and was indeed a pillar of the Frederiksted community.”

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. took action on 31 bills, approving 26 of them, vetoing four others and using his line-item veto on another. Among the bills Governor Bryan approved is Bill No. 33-0143, which updates the Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) program to encourage capital investment in the USVI;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has submitted legislation to the 33rd Legislature to overhaul and reform the territory’s mental health system with sweeping changes that address gaps in services to residents who suffer from behavioral health challenges, mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug addiction. The legislation,

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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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