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Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed an executive order Monday establishing an Advisory GERS Funding Task Force to create a funding plan for the Government Employees' Retirement System.
With a budget shortfall of $150 million for this fiscal year, which runs through September, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. urged residents to brace for the “financial tsunami.”
A stroll through St. Thomas’ Tutu Park Mall gives a glimpse of what life has been like since the novel coronavirus reached the U.S. Virgin Islands.
More than $3.3 million in spending by the Board of Education came under question in a newly released report from the Virgin Islands Office of the Inspector General. The audit report containing details made headlines late last year.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has vetoed legislation delaying the territory’s ban on most widely used sunscreens, meaning it will go into effect March 30 as the law initially required. The law is aimed at protecting the territory’s coral reefs.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. indicated over the weekend he has not given up. He will be the fourth governor trying to get the job done, joining the ranks of Charles Turnbull, John deJongh Jr. and Kenneth Mapp.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. submitted legislation Thursday aiming to largely reorganize how mental and behavioral health, including alcohol and substance addiction, are treated in V.I. law. The bill, which he mentioned in Monday’s State of the Territory address, does not come with a lot of new money for treatment and care.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s second State of the Territory address was met with mixed reviews from senators, who described it as “enthusiastic” and “upbeat,” but lacking details on education and crime fighting initiatives, among other things.
After a year of “trials and triumphs,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the “state of our territory is on the mend” because of the focus his administration has put into three key mandates: stabilizing the government to rebuild pubic trust, recovery and rebuilding efforts and laying a solid foundation to restore the economy.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. convened the first meeting of his Marine Task Force Tuesday. The task force is a group of private sector individuals representing all aspects of the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands.