Category: Government House News

Governor Bryan Welcomes HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, during her visit that follows on the heels of Governor Bryan’s meeting with her in Washington, D.C., in February. Secretary Fudge toured the Donoe affordable housing project underway on St. Thomas and the Celestino […]

Governor Bryan Issues Statement About Transfer Day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement in commemoration of Transfer Day on Thursday, March 31, 2022: “As we go through this transformative time of rebuilding the U.S. Virgin Islands and head into a brighter future for all Virgin Islanders, I want to remind everyone of our history as a territory and how […]

Bureau of Internal Revenue Issuing Another $25 Million In Income Tax Refunds

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) is distributing another $25 million in income tax refunds, which includes refunds from tax year 2020. This latest issuance addresses 2019 and prior year refunds that have been filed on time and are not […]

Spring Revenue Estimating Conference Shows Positive Outlook; USVI’s GDP Outperforms Those of Mainland, Other Territories

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan on Friday attended the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 2022 Spring Revenue Estimating Conference, which is mandated by law to be held twice a year for the Government of the Virgin Islands’ (GVI) revenue-generating agencies to report their financial forecasts. According to presentations from 21 revenue-generating GVI agencies, […]

Annaberg Plantation In St. John Houses Some of The Rich Cultural History Of The USVI

CRUZ BAY — In honor of Virgin Islands History Month, Government House highlighted the Annaberg Planation on St. John. The Annaberg Plantation is one of the many St. John’s plantations. “It is our duty to acknowledge the horrific trials and tribulations our African and Virgin Island ancestors endured on the plantations during these times, Government […]

Admin Thanks Food Van Vendor Who Saved Woman Trapped In Car That Went Into Harbor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A government representative officially thanked a St. Thomas food van vendor who dove into the Charlotte Amalie harbor to save a woman trapped in a vehicle that went over the embankment. Liden George saved the life of a woman trapped in a vehicle that went into the water on the waterfront in […]

Governor Bryan Drops Indoor Mask Requirement Effective Immediately

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan dropped the indoor mask mandate — effective immediately — no longer requiring face coverings indoors. There are a few notable exceptions such as: indoor and outdoor areas at ports of entry; indoor and outdoor areas at public, private and parochial schools and […]

Governor Bryan To Read To Children On Human Services’ ‘Virtual Storytime’ Via Zoom

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) is encouraging all child care providers to join tomorrow’s Virtual Storytime presentation on Zoom and allow your children to be entertained by Governor Albert Bryan. Dr. Seuss best stated is best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more […]

Australian Government Goes Extra Mile To Help Its Citizens In ‘Times Of Need’ When In USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Ray Martinez participated in a meeting led by the VITEMA Director Daryl Joschen at VITEMA headquarters in St. Thomas on Friday. The meeting was with representatives of the Australian Consulate-General’s Office based out of New York. The purpose of the meeting was to establish government support for Australian nationals in […]

Bryan Attends Ceremony Renaming Raphune Hill In Honor of Dorothy ‘Dotsy’ Lockhart Elskoe

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan attended a ceremony on Tuesday to rename Raphune Hill on St. Thomas in honor of culture-bearer, educator and community activist Dorothy “Dotsy” Lockhart Elskoe. The event took place to honor of Elskoe’s “innumerable contributions to the people and community of the St. Thomas-St. John District and the entire territory.” The […]