Tag: Office of the Governor (OG)

LET’S MAKE A DEAL! Different Rules Apply To ‘Connected’ Citizens Accused Of Crimes

FREDERIKSTED — Does knowing a high-placed person in government lead to different outcomes when it comes to bail and pre-trial release conditions in the territory? The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Certainly, that true-ism was never more true than in the U.S. Virgin Islands — especially in dealings […]

VIFS Arson Unit Investigating Fire Started On Norre Gade Wednesday Night

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four fire engine units and 14 personnel from three of the island’s four fire stations responded to a fire downtown on Wednesday, the Office of the Governor said. At approximately 7:20 p.m., fire crews on St. Thomas were dispatched to a structure fire at 4B Norre Gade. In 30 minutes, firefighters extinguished […]

Fire Personnel Rescue Motorists Trapped In Vehicles After 2 Separate Accidents

CHRISTIANSTED – Fire personnel responded to two vehicle rescue incidents on St. Croix on Wednesday, the Office of the Governor said. At approximately 11:26 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to Northshore Road to the scene of the first incident that left a motorist pinned between their vehicle’s steering wheel and floorboard after the vehicle struck […]

Virgin Islands Fire Service Responds To Blaze At Apartment Building In St. John

CRUZ BAY — Fire crews on St. John were dispatched to a reported structure fire in Estate Grunwald on St. John at 9:48 p.m. Sunday. Six fire personnel and two units assigned to the Cruz Bay Fire Station initially responded to the scene, the Office of the Governor said. Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-story […]

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Firefighters Learn Lifesaving Techniques In Training Sessions

KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) conducted vehicle extrication training exercises on the island of St. Croix recently. Led by VIFS Territorial Training Coordinator James Bolton, the training provided firefighters with an opportunity to learn about tactics, tools, and techniques related to vehicle extrication and to practice extrication skills. In addition to equipment, […]

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 […]

Firefighters Work To Extinguish 3-Alarm Fire At Home In Frenchtown Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fire units from the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station at Barbel Plaza were dispatched to a reported structural fire, with possible entrapments, in Frenchtown at 2:24 p.m. today. Additional reports to the 911 call center supported and confirmed the initial call of a structural fire, escalating it to a three-alarm fire. Units […]

Bryan Hails Interior’s Decision To Give $1.1 Million To GVI, WAPA To Buy Electric Cars

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Applauding the $2.15 million in grants awarded by the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) to the local government and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to advance their efforts towards electrifying their vehicle fleets, Governor Albert Bryan said the funds mark the beginning of the “Government Operations Fleet Efficiency & Electrification […]

Bryan Challenges Grade School Students To Read 5 Or More Books This Summer

CHRISTIANSTED — The 13th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge is well underway and challenges the territory’s students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer months, now through September 3. The longstanding literacy initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Governor and the Virgin Islands Department of Education. In a […]

Promotes Virgin Islands National Guard Adjutant General To Major General

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan promoted Virgin Islands National Guard Adjutant General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker to the rank of Major General during a brief ceremony that took place at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. The rank is the equivalent of a two-star general and is a local designation […]