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It seems at times that the COVID-19 pandemic is the only thing that happened in 2020. But it’s been an eventful year, from beginning to end. The Virgin Islands lost some icons, took some economic damage and had some fun.
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. opened the USVI Community Business Forum on Wednesday with a list of priorities aimed at building a workforce and attracting new businesses to the territory as part of the V.I. Economic Development Authority’s Vision 2040 economic development initiative.
The Virgin Islands government can look forward to a return of excise tax revenues in 2021, thanks to a Wednesday ruling in District Court.
As the territory’s COVID numbers creep up, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said extra precautions are necessary to avoid a shutdown, particularly as holiday travel and visitors arriving on the islands increase the threat of infection.
The Bryan administration will seek reimbursement of $109,500 that former Finance Commissioner Kirk Callwood recently doled out to staff members in addition to their regular compensation.
A few days after St. Thomas writer, historian and entertainer Wayne Adams died from the novel coronavirus, the loss of life to the same disease was approaching one million people worldwide since March.
Tributes and remembrances are being offered at the passing of Wilma Marsh-Monsanto, 78, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, after a brief illness.
Save Coral Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization has filed a lawsuit against the governor of the Virgin Islands and the Summer’s End Group LLC to block the construction of a marina in Coral Bay.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed a bill recently appropriating $8.2 million to help finish the long-stalled Paul E. Joseph Stadium project in Frederiksted, but said the plan needed another $3 million from next year's budget too.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. took action on 22 measures in the past week, vetoing six, including changes to the Government Employees' Retirement System Board and Cannabis Advisory Board, and signing 16 of them into law.