9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot in Head in Croixville Housing Community; Police Detain 15-Year-Old

Concerned Residents Clean Christiansted Town Using Their Own Tools, Money, and Some Help from the VI Fire Service

Territory May See Veterans Cemetery Through DeGazon-Sponsored Bill

Credit and Debit Cards of WAPA Customers Were Compromised Since August 30th, WAPA Says, Authority to Finally Start Issuing Notification Via Mail and Email

Sports Tourism in VI Gains Momentum as DC United Team is set to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

Carnival Breeze Brings 3,700 Tourists to St. Croix During Maiden Call; Senators, Tourism Officials Want to See More

Limetree Bay Willing To Provide $10 Million To Help Add Life to a Dying G.E.R.S.

American Airlines to Serve St. Croix With New Flights Next Summer

The Sudden Death of Influential Roots Reggae Visionary, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

Come Out. Hang Out. Have Fun at The Meat Up, One of St. Thomas’ Latest Hot-Spot for Good Food with Friends and Family.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $47.1 Million Fiscal Year 2020 Budget; Sets $3 Million Fundraising Goal

Man Dies During Early Morning Car Accident on St. Croix; Driver of Car Arrested (Updated)

'You Did Everything You Could to Prevent this from Happening': An Emotional Goodbye to Young Aaron Benjamin

Back in Business: Cost U Less on St. Thomas Opened its Doors Friday to Thousands of Customers 2 Years after Irma and Maria

Bill Aimed at Regulating Credit Use by Gov't Departments and Agencies Among Others Held in Committee

Juan Luis Hospital Announces Completion and Availability of Mobile Dialysis Facilities

Tractor Trailer With Tank Carrying Thousands Of Gallons of Liquified Gas Flips Near Cool Out Bar; Driver Injured But Alive

Credit and Debit Card Hack Through WAPA Appears to be Widespread in Virgin Islands; WAPA Says Support Services Will be Made Available to Affected Customers

Facing Life in Prison Without Parole, Mother and Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

The Big Interview: Governor Bryan Sits With Ernice Gilbert Friday Afternoon

Breaking News / News / Politics / Top Stories / May 23, 2019

Governor Albert Bryan will sit with The Consortium’s Ernice Gilbert for what is expected to be a 1-hr interview at Government House on St. Croix, according to The Consortium.

The interview has been a long time coming; Mr. Bryan had promised The Consortium publisher an interview following the governor’s first 100 days in office, but the governor’s busy schedule saw the interview being delayed well past Mr. Bryan’s first three months in office.

Some topics will include the news of the day, of course, which is Mr. Bryan’s proposed use of the $39.5 million Medicaid reimbursement and the uproar that followed. Also set to be discussed will be Mr. Bryan’s tenure so far, the reorganization of the Senate, among other questions.

The governor should have a lot to share; he has not held more than three press conferences since his tenure, even as he’s been traveling to the mainland for meetings, including earlier this week at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit. There, Mr. Bryan took center stage on behalf of the territory, where he was to highlight the USVI’s assets at a plenary discussion featuring heads of government from the British Virgin Islands and French St. Martin.

Also, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is at a crossroads — again — and is in dire need of not just a one-time infusion of cash, but a sustainable solution. So far for WAPA, this has meant raising the cost of utility to astronomical levels.

And then there’s G.E.R.S., the beleaguered pension system that is set to collapse no later than 2023.

Mr. Bryan spoke of all these problems before taking office, and we’d like to know the steps he’s taking to correct them.

The interview runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Staff Consortium

Previous Post

Human Services Announces Territory-Wide Shelter Plans For 2019 Hurricane Season

Next Post

Near-Normal 2019 Hurricane Season Predicted By NOAA With 9-15 Named Storms, 4-8 Hurricanes, And 2-4 Major Hurricanes

Leave a Reply

More Story

Human Services Announces Territory-Wide Shelter Plans For 2019 Hurricane Season

As the 2019 hurricane season draws closer, the Department of Human Services has announced that two shelters will be open...

May 23, 2019