Tag: Governor Albert Bryan Jr.

Governors Urge Quick Action On The Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chairs Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan, Jr. released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The act was introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and […]

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Barnes Wants Judge To Recuse Himself Over Connections

GOLDEN ROCK — Stephanie Barnes, who was found guilty of stealing money for lavish spending sprees and vacations alongside former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden, has filed a lengthy affidavit arguing that the judge overseeing her case should recuse himself before sentencing. Her attorney, Martial Webster, filed a three-page motion for […]

King of the Wing Competition Draws Hundreds To Magens Bay

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Whether you like savory, spicy or sweet the King of the Wing event in St. Thomas delivered! The annual chicken wings cooking competition was attended by hundreds at Magens Bay beach on Saturday. And if the wings weren’t enough, the entertainment certainly brought it for this jam-packed event. Congratulations are in order […]

‘Operation Vice Grip’ Manages 1 Arrest On St. Thomas For Disturbing The Peace: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas law enforcement intended to crack down on would-be criminals in St. Thomas this weekend as part of “Operation Vice Grip” and managed one arrest for disturbing the peace. Officers from the Mariel C. Newton Command, Richard Callwood Command, Special Operations Bureau (SOB), Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), Department of Licensing and […]

USVI To Relax COVID-19 Restrictions So More Cruise Ships Can Visit The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As cases onboard cruise ships continue to drop, the government will relax the entry requirements for cruise liners to enter the area and visit the territory.  Although cruise ships accounted for tens of thousands of passengers visiting the islands daily before the pandemic, the strict regulations that have been in place coupled […]

USVI Flag Open Ship Registry Announcement To Be Made By Governor In Washington

WASHINGTON — In what some maritime experts are calling “the most historic moment for U.S. maritime interests this century,” Governor Albert Bryan will announce a new U.S. flag open ship registry next week. Governor Bryan is set to make this historic announcement while attending the National Governor’s Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a […]

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 […]

Senators Fly To Boondoggles All Over The United States: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The VI senators are in a Traveling Spree going numerous conferences. They are  living a good lifestyle by staying at expensive  hotels  eating at exclusive restaurants having fun at nightclubs with the tax payers  money. All of this is happening while many in the VI are still struggling. September 27-30 Seatrade Cruise Global In Miami […]

Bryan Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff In Honor Of Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell

CHRISTIANSTED –– Following President Biden’s order to have all U.S. flags flown at half-staff, Governor Albert Bryan has ordered that all Virgin Islands flags in the territory fly at half-staff as well in memory of former Secretary of State Colin Powell until sunset on Friday, October 22, 2021. All flags should be flown at half-staff all day this week until sunset. Government House asked to please […]

Today Is Contract Day In The U.S. Virgin Islands Recognizing 1878 Fire Burn Revolt

CHRISTIANSTED — Today is October 1st, the start of the new fiscal year and what has been known as Contract Day in the Virgin Islands. “Today we salute those who came before us,” St. Croix Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens said. “Those who set the example of standing up for fair treatment and better wages. Today […]