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To Stave Off Financial Collapse, Bryan Seeks FEMA Loan Forgiveness, Relief From Congress

Ernice Gilbert | May 19, 2020

Governor Albert Bryan was blunt with his assessment of the government's financial condition in wake of the coronavirus. "As a territory we are facing dire financial times. Our revenues are down as could be expected, and we have joined the delegate, other governors, mayors and political leaders in lobbying Congress to bring some relief to state governments," said Mr. Bryan Monday during his Covid-19 response press briefing. How dire? Mr. Bryan said the territory had two days cash on hand, or about $8 million. He was sure to confirm that the government had already printed government employees' latests checks for distribution. According to Senator Kurt Vialet, who serves as chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance, it costs the government $19 million every two weeks for payroll.  Mr. Vialet said funds were coming in, including $11…

USVI Limps Along With Little Cash on Hand as FEMA…

Ernice Gilbert | May 18, 2020

The novel coronavirus has devastated the Virgin Islands economy similarly to havoc the virus has wreaked…

G.E.R.S. to Government: Provide $195 Million Immediately…

Ernice Gilbert | May 15, 2020

The Government Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees, in a May 13 letter addressed to Governor…

FEMA Awards Public Works $484,650 to Address Longstanding…

Staff Consortium | April 21, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on April 10, through the Virgin Islands Hazard Mitigation…

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Bryan Signs Into Law 13 Bills, Vetoes 5

Staff Consortium | February 26, 2020

Government House on Tuesday afternoon made known that Governor Albert Bryan has signed into law 13 bills forwarded to him by the 33rd Legislature, while vetoing five others. Among the bills Mr. Bryan...

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