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USVI COVID-19 Immunizations Limited by Vaccine Supplies

Demand for the new COVID-19 vaccines is strong and outstrips available supply in the territory, but as new shipments come in, more and more Virgin Islanders will get a chance to get immunized.

USVI Vaccine Rollout Emphasizes Government Employees

More and more Virgin Islanders are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but the USVI's vaccination plan appears to diverge somewhat from the Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

Citing Separation of Powers, Bryan Vetoes WAPA, PSC, Hospital Board Changes

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has vetoed four bills that aim to change how the Water and Power Authority, Public Services Commission and hospital boards operate, citing separation of powers, conflicts with existing law and a lack of legal sufficiency.

Public Works Breaks Ground on New VITRAN Facility on St. Croix

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. joined Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. on Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Virgin Islands Transportation System maintenance and operations facility on St. Croix. 

Government House Was Lit Up Saturday for World Polio Day

St. Croix's four Rotary Clubs praised Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. for proclaiming Saturday, Oct. 24, as Virgin Islands World Polio Day.

Four Decades Later, St. John School Land Swap Might Be Moving Forward

The U.S. Interior Department signed a “preliminary agreement” with the V.I. government on Thursday to pursue a St. John land swap that could bring decades-old hopes for a new St. John school closer to fruition.

Bryan Ousts Finance Commissioner Over Unauthorized Stipends

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. asked for Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood's resignation and Callwood complied on Monday, apparently over unauthorized stipends paid to staff. He tapped Assistant Finance Commissioner Clarina Modeste to fill the job in an acting capacity.

Bryan Imposes 2 Week Partial Shutdown To Try to Slow STT COVID-19 Explosion

All nonessential businesses are ordered closed starting 6 a.m. Monday. V.I. hotels are ordered to stop taking recreational reservations immediately and only take reservations for emergency personnel and government travel. Beaches, restaurants and businesses all affected.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Bryan Proposes Selling Territory’s Federal Rum Tax Revenue Stream

In an apparent bid to reassure potential lenders and save millions on interest, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. proposed legislation to create a special semi-autonomous government-owned corporation and sell the rights upwards of $200 million per year in federal alcohol excise tax revenues.

Bryan: More Contagion Enforcement for Restaurants, Boaters and Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued new COVID-19 mandates, limiting funerals to groups of 10, closures of restaurants that don’t comply with safety orders, confiscating boats that engage in “rafting” and fines for those not wearing a mask where it is required.

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