Tag: Government House

Taxpayer: Bryan Ignores Ordinary People’s Everyday Misery From His Ivory Tower

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A frequent reader of the Virgin Islands Free Press had some strong words for the governor after seeing a Government House promotion on Facebook for his upcoming State of the Territory Address. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will speak directly to the most important people in the U.S. Virgin Islands face-to-face when they […]

After Starts, Stops And Hiccups, Lottery Announces $100,000 ‘Vax To Win’ Winners

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands government said that it would announce the winners of the “Vax To Win USVI” lottery on July 9. Then in the weekly Government House press conference last week, the government put up a graphic on screen that said the lottery winners would be announced on “Monday July 16.” Today, Monday […]

Bryan Expands Prize Amount Of Vax Lottery To $2M, Includes Folks With 1 Dose

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced that he is expanding the general vaccine lottery to include USVI residents who have received only one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine — increasing the total prize amount from $1 million to $2 million — and will now hold 10 consecutive weekly drawings per district beginning […]

First Lady Yolanda Bryan Is Guest Reader For Story Time On Wheels Tomorrow

CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the St. Croix Bookmobile will be parked in front of Government House on Thursday, June 24th at 10 a.m. for STORY TIME HOUR ON WHEELS with this weeks’ guest reader, First Lady Yolanda Bryan. The community is also reminded […]

Bryan Comments On Limetree Bay’s Decision To Lay Off 271 Workers, Suspend Refinery Operations ‘Indefinitely’

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement concerning Limetree Bay RefInery’s announcement to suspend the restart of refinery operations and lay off 271 employees: “Our administration continues to maintain its position of supporting a restart in refinery operations that fully considers the health and safety of St. Croix residents and the employees within […]

Bryan Agrees To Take Questions From The Public On The ‘Press Box’ This Afternoon

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan will host an hourlong episode of “The Press Box” to take questions and address residents’ concerns at 5:30 p.m. today. The interactive event will be livestreamed on the Government House Facebook page – facebook.com/GovernmentHouseUSVI. During the live feed of the Virtual Town Hall program, residents can ask Governor Bryan questions through the […]

Bryan Salutes Adrianne Todman On Her Nomination for Deputy Secretary of HUD

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating native Virgin Islander Adrianne Todman following the announcement that President Biden intends to nominate her for the position of Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: “I want to congratulate Adrianne Todman on the announcement of her nomination and also thank her for being yet another […]

Senate Rules Committee Unanimously Sends Public Works Nominee Forward

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s nomination of Derek Gabriel to become the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. All six members of the Senate committee voted in favor of moving Gabriel’s nomination forward for a vote by the full 34th Legislature. Senator Stephen Payne was absent […]

Spokesman Explains How Biden’s American Rescue Plan Will Help USVI Residents

CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Communications Director Richard Motta gave details about how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will affect territorial residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to $1,400 stimulus checks paid directly to individuals, the American Rescue Act will help further the Virgin Islands government’s efforts to fight the pandemic […]

USVI Gets $12 Million To Help Tenants Behind In Their Rent; Senator Asks Bryan To Dole Out Money

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has received about $12 million from the COVID-19 aid bill passed by Congress in December to aid the territory’s residents with rent payments, Senator Marvin Blyden said. Blyden called on Governor Albert Bryan to take swift action to implement a program of financial assistance to renters and mortgage […]