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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said today he is closing all nightclubs — effective 5 p.m. on Thursday — in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 cases in the territory.  Bryan also said that all bars will be closed from Christmas Day until at least January 8 — at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the 33rd Legislature convened in Special Session at the governor’s request on Tuesday and voted down Bill No. 33-0446- that would have created a “Matching Fund Securitization Corporation.”  “Once again, we are vetting the bill regarding the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation. There were three meetings previously

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CHRISTIANSTED— Governor Albert Bryan is hosting the first USVI Community Business Forum as part of Vision 2040, the wide-ranging economic development initiative to grow and increase the territory’s economy through a number of programs to increase business opportunities, build a robust workforce and attract new businesses to the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan today praised the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy to lift the injunction that prohibited the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) from collecting excise taxes in the Territory.  In his ruling Wednesday, Judge Molloy said the GVI can resume collecting excise taxes beginning

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan urged residents to scale back on holiday gatherings to try to stop the advance of the COVID-19 virus.  Bryan also said that further restrictions will have to be imposed in the next few weeks — including mandating 100 percent testing at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government is in the process of issuing another round of income tax refunds – $15 million in two disbursements that will be completed by December 15, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.  This latest round of tax refunds also will include refunds for tax

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has asked the 33rd Legislature to take up his request during their Special Session on Tuesday, December 8, to extend the State of Emergency until February 6, 2021.  The current State of Emergency expires on December 8.  “Given that the USVI is a major travel destination,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The administration’s Office of Management and Budget held its fall Revenue Estimating Conference on Wednesday where 18 of the government’s revenue-generating agencies provided a revenue outlook for Fiscal Year 2021.  Governor Albert Bryan, OMB Director Jenifer O’Neal, and members of the governor’s cabinet shared the FY 21 revenue forecast with attendees at the virtual conference, which included members of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis provided some details on the distribution drill the Department of Health is conducting this week in advance of the expected arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Using a “mock” vaccine, the Department of Health drill involves

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CHRISTIANSTED — At the weekly COVID-19 press conference held at Government House on St. Croix, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said this afternoon that when the United States government delivers vaccines to the territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands will only receive 975 doses from Pfizer. Additionally, those first doses of

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