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Bryan Meets With White House Representative, Tours Benjamin Banneker H.S.

(L to R) Governor Bryan, Chief Legal Counsel David Bornn and OMB Director Jenifer O’Neal met Monday, Nov. 28, with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and the Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita (right). (Submitted photo)

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.

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