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Bryan Extends Eviction Moratorium With New Limits

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended the local moratorium on tenant evictions, in place since March, but with conditions and limits.

Bryan Creates GERS Funding Task Force, Echoing 2011 DeJongh Move

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.

Governor Urges Residents to Prepare for ‘Financial Tsunami’

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.”

STT Mall Commerce Slows in the Midst of Coronavirus Worries

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.
Members of the Board of Education answer senators' questions during Tuesday's hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Inspector General, Board of Ed Chair Clash Over Audit Findings

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.

Veto Means Sunscreen Ban Goes Into Effect March 30

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.
An artist drawing of the proposed Paul E. Joseph Stadium. (Submitted draing)

Bryan is Fourth Governor to Take On Frederiksted Stadium

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. (Government House photo)

Bryan Proposes USVI Mental Health Law Overhaul; Funding Unclear

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.
Senators and members of the Cabinet congratulate Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. after his second State of the Territory Address Monday night. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Senators: State of Territory ‘Upbeat,’ but Lacks Details

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.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. delivers his State of the Territory address. (Photo by Alvin D. Burke Jr.)

State of the Territory: Bryan Says Good News Is Starting to Outweigh Bad

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.





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