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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Tuesday convened the first meeting of his Marine Task Force, a group of private sector people representing all aspects of the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Marine Task Force is to revitalize and grow the marine

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the territory $232,919,518 in federal funding to use to cover costs of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Pilot Program (STEP). The STEP Program ended in April and was

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CHRISTIANSTED — Following Friday’s vote to reprogram funds to pay Vitol, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. thanked senators of the 33rd Legislature for working collaboratively with the executive branch to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s propane supply crisis. “Thank you to the senators who voted in favor of

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a follow-up meeting at Government House, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and all 15 senators of the 33rd Legislature said they have identified funding to meet the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s outstanding obligation to its propane supplier Vitol. The Legislature has scheduled an Emergency Legislative session for Friday, December 27, 2019, at 10

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an emergency meeting held just after the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority got a default notice on Saturday, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and all 15 senators of the 33rd Legislature agreed to work together to find funding to meet the WAPA’s outstanding obligation to Vitol, in

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CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves designed to encourage economic development under the aegis of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.  The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on October 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing

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FREDERIKSTED — A road repair project has reduced traffic to a single lane near the Cruzan Rum Distillery in Estate Diamond west. Striping work on Federal Route 64/Cruzan Rum Road, across from West Airport Road, continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Tuesday. The St. Croix project is estimated

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines daily flight between Miami and St. Croix for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The extra flight will begin November 23 to 25 and November 30 to December 2, bringing a “welcome boost” to St.

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