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Bryan Proposes Using Federal Excise Tax to Pay Back Salaries

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. sent down legislation this week to earmark some of the federal excise tax dollars Congress gives to the territory each year to repay government workers who had temporary 8 percent pay cuts for two years.

For Decades, Andre Wright Has Had a Hand in Every Big V.I. Project

V.I. governors, senators and commissioners come and go. But the need for expert advice never ceases. These financial consultants and their firms play huge, behind the scenes roles.

St. Croix’s La Reine Fish Market Reopens

The newly refurbished La Reine Fish Market on St. Croix, closed since 2007, reopened with pomp, ceremony and a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

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.
Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. testifies during Tuesday’s Committee on Finance hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. Resigns

Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. is leaving his post at the end of December to work as a division manager for a private company.

Department of Health Conducts Free COVID-19 Testing on St. Croix and St. Thomas

On Tuesday and Thursday, the V.I. Department of Health provided free COVID-19 testing at the Home Depot parking lot on St. Croix and at the St. Thomas Home Depot. There has recently been a spike in Covid-19 cases in the territory bringing the amount up to 188 active cases.
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Bryan Signs Austere 2021 Budget Bills

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Friday signed all the bills that make up the budget appropriations for all the territory's executive agencies, the Legislature, courts and semi-autonomous entities, such as the University of the Virgin Islands.

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.
The monitor on the left shows the readout of the thermal camera King Airport. The brighter parts of the image are hotter. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Pandemic Answer Desk: Are All Airline Passengers Being Screened?

A Source reader wants to know if all airline passengers are being screened for COVID-19 upon entering the territory.

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