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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has called the 33rd Legislature into a Special Session to take action on his proposal to reauthorize the Matching Fund Securitization, as well as to address two other legislative matters.   Bryan set the date for the session as December 3.   The

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan wished Virgin Islanders a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday, imploring all the territory’s residents to follow CDC guidelines for any family gatherings. Bryan also suggested that everyone make Friday, November 27, a “Day of Family, Prayer and Reflection” to consider the tough year everyone has had

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed a six-person delegation from Indonesia to Government House on St. Croix recently. Dr. Nana Yuliana, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, and her five-person delegation made their inaugural trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from their home base in Texas. Dr. Yuliana was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has written to the leadership of the U.S. Congress asking for additional federal COVID-19 relief for the territory as the USVI struggles with the dormant tourism industry and the continuing financial drain on the economy and local business community.  In his letter to U.S. House

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan is trying to find ways to avoid a possible 42 percent cut to its government pensions effective January 1. In addition to refinancing its matching funds bonds, and taxing legalized marijuana, Bryan is now suggesting a sales tax on retail items imported to the territory.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020.  The advances made to build a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach has announced that he has given full authority to the Office of the Tax Collector of the Virgin Islands to waive all interest and penalties on real property taxes. The waiver is effective immediately and will continue until June 30, 2021. Taxpayers are

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly press briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta, Jr. asked residents to gather safely and responsibly for the holidays and to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people if possible.  Director Motta reminded the public that one week into the territory’s latest step forward on the path

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan is creating a new path for hardworking Virgin Islanders to access health care coverage by promoting choice and competition in the territory, and by strengthening the negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools through an Associations Health Plan.   In 2018, the U.S. Department of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Thursday met with senators to discuss restarting the territory’s horse racing industry, which has been idle since the reconstruction was halted by a lawsuit between VIGL and Southland Gaming.  Bryan met with current Senate President Novelle Francis Jr., incoming Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory, current

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