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Governor Bryan Eases Seating-Capacity Restrictions For Houses of Worship

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — In advance of the upcoming Easter holidays, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has eased restrictions for churches, which now can have gatherings of up to 200 people or 50 percent of their capacity, whichever is less, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced during the Government House Weekly Press Briefing on Monday.
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Finance Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue Distribute $15 Million in Income Tax Refunds

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virgin Islands Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue sent out more than 6,000 income tax refunds to residents this week totaling more than $15 million as the Bryan-Roach Administration stands by its commitment to the people of the Virgin Islands.
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Royal Caribbean Tells USVI Businesses It’s Ready to Sail At Governor’s Second Community Business Forum

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Royal Caribbean is asking V.I. businesses to be prepared for the cruise line’s return to the Territory at Wednesday’s Community Business Forum – sponsored by the Office of Governor Albert Bryan Jr.
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Governor Bryan Testifies About “Building Back Better” Before U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Wednesday testified before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and told federal lawmakers that Virgin Islanders are well-versed in resilience and building back; however, the territories lack the financial support from the federal government that would allow them to stay abreast of the constant challenges  they face.
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Governor Bryan Meets With Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Missouri Governor Michael Parson, who co-chair the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Community Renewal Task Force, met via Zoom on Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to talk about how the NGA can most effectively work with the Biden Administration to further education in the country.
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Governor Bryan Working With Other Governors To Push CDC to Allow Cruise Lines to Dock at U.S. Ports

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said during Monday’s Government House weekly press briefing that he is working with other governors to proactively urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its “No Sail Order” and allow the Cruise Lines to resume passenger operations in the United States.
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Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Will Be On the March 25 ‘Press Box’

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the chairwoman of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, will be the guest on the “Press Box” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 on the Government House Facebook page at facebook.com/GovernmentHouseUSVI.
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Governor Bryan Hosts Royal Caribbean Group For the Second USVI Community Business Forum

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Office of the Governor will host Royal Caribbean Group for the second session of the USVI Community Business Forum series that will focus on helping VI businesses adapt and innovate their services for the return of cruise ships under a COVID environment.
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Governor Bryan Prohibits Easter Camping At All of the Territory’s Beaches

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday announced the prohibition of Easter Camping at the Territory’s beaches this year in accordance with the territory’s existing state of public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Government House Details How President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Will Assist Virgin Islanders

Source: Government House
Type: News
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During Monday’s Government House weekly press briefing, Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. gave details about hos President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will benefit residents of the Territory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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