Tag: Government House News

First Lady Yolanda Bryan Hosting Easter Egg Hunts On St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas

CRUZ BAY — First Lady Yolanda Bryan is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children, which includes mini-parades, games, prizes and other treats at the Battery on St. John at 2 p.m. today. Mrs. Bryan also has Easter Egg hunts and fun children’s events scheduled for St. Thomas and St. Croix next week. On St. […]

Bryan Thanks Legislature For Authorizing Refinancing Of Government Debt To Aid GERS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued a statement today thanking the 34th Legislature for passing the Securitization Bill that will allow the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) to refinance Rum Cover-Over Matching Fund Bonds and use the savings to provide a steady revenue stream for the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) and return it to solvency. […]

Bryan Says He Will Take Guidance From Young People On Government Matters

FREDERIKSTED — During a press conference at the RT Park on St. Croix on Tuesday, Governor Albert Bryan introduced the five-member leadership board of his newly appointed Governor’s Millennial Council, which is a group of 14 young adults who Governor Bryan has tasked with providing the younger generation’s perspective for assisting the Bryan-Roach Administration’s policy decisions. […]

Taxi Medallions Worth $20,000 In St. Thomas-St. John, But Only $8K In St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Executive Director Linda Smith of the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission is pleased to announce that pursuant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of the VI Code, the commission will hold its annual veteran medallion auction on December 13, 14, 15, 2021. This auction is OPEN TO VIRGIN ISLANDS VETERANS OF THE U.S. […]

Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium But Superior Court Judges Still Ignore It

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the 28th time, Governor Albert Bryan on Friday issued a Supplemental Executive Order pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bryan’s latest order extends the current eviction moratorium in the territory to December 31, 2021 as a federal ban on evictions expired August 26 after the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Centers for […]

Bryan Hails HUD’s Approval Of CDBG Action Plan for Hurricane Recovery

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Housing, and Urban Development to approve the territory’s action plan using the fourth tranche of $774 million of disaster relief funding for the 2017 hurricanes, which is awarded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-MIT) funding earmarked for mitigation projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

First Lady Yolanda Bryan Does Not ‘Stand By Her Man’ Governor-Husband Albert During Church Service

FREDERIKSTED — Country music is a hit in the Caribbean. And Tammy Wynette’s 1968 standard “Stand By Your Man is a C/W classic song. But First Lady Yolanda Bryan practiced a form of social distancing in a church service on Sunday — that kept her husband Governor Albert Bryan away from her side. Bryan, Lt. Governor […]

Bryan Unveils New Accessibility Aids for Disabled Persons at Magens Bay Beach In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan and Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator Julien Henley were joined by Cabinet members at Magens Bay Beach this morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil new accessibility aids for disabled persons that are part of the Virgin Islands Accessible Beaches Initiative. Also on hand for the demonstration of the […]

Bars And Nightclubs Will Close Starting This Week To Halt The Spread Of COVID-19

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 which time the Department of […]

Bryan Says Reopening of Bars and Nightclubs Is Next Step In Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said the reopening of the territory’s bars and nightclubs — which becomes effective on Monday, November 9 — is the next step in relaxing existing restrictions and finding ways to move forward during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin and Sports, […]