November 29, 2022
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and members of his senior staff met in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 28, with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and the Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita.
The Governor and the Associate Director discussed a number of matters relating to the USVI, including Rum Cover-Over legislation in Congress; EPA permitting and the opening of the refinery in St. Croix; and financial strategies to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s VITOL debt.
While in Washington Monday, the Governor, along with ODR Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien, also visited the Benjamin Banneker Academic High School for a tour of the facility led by the school’s principal, Anita Berger, and Lisa Anders, vice-president of MCN Build, which designed and constructed the school. MCN Build has a design-build contract for the design and construction of the new Arthur A. Richards K-8 School in St. Croix.
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