CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and the incoming members of the 34th Legislature, who took their Oath of Office on Monday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas before convening their first session to establish the Senate leadership. “I want to thank and
The family of Robert A. O’Connor, Jr. is saddened to announce his passing at his home on December 16, 2020. Robert was born on the beautiful island of St. John on March 24, 1946, to Robert A. O’Connor Sr. and Alice Rhymer O’Connor, both of whom are deceased. Robert was,
It is with deep sadness that the family of Emile Alfredo Lewis announces his passing on December 25, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by family. The funeral service will be January 8, 2021, at Blyden’s Memorial Chapel (formerly the Apostolic Faith Church) which is across from Western Cemetery. The viewing
Senators Nix Governor’s Securitization Bill; Bryan Says Puerto Rico Is Floating A Similar Bond Scheme
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
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,
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
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.
Democrat Donna Frett-Gregory Finishes In First Place In St. Thomas District After All Votes Are Counted
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2020 election was certified on Monday, the Virgin Islands Elections System said. After the absentee and provisional ballots were counted, Senator Vialet maintained his election night top position on St. Croix, while Senator Frett-Gregory pulled ahead to become the top vote getter in the St. Thomas/St.
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
FREDERIKSTED — A newly re-elected St. Croix sophomore Senator sat down with the Virgin Islands Police Department to talk about ways to prevent crime and fundraising efforts for a police auxiliary group’s office. St. Croix Senator Javan E. James met Monday with Sergeant Samuel Gittens and Officer Roland Richardson “to