Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and members of his senior staff met in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Nov. 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 U.S. Virgin Islands including Rum Cover-Over legislation in Congress; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permitting and the opening of the refinery on St. Croix; and financial strategies to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s VITOL debt.
While in Washington on Monday, Gov. Bryan, along with ODR Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien, also visited the Benjamin Banneker Academic High School for a tour of the facility led by Anita Berger, the school’s principal, 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 on St. Croix.