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Photo Focus: St. John Inauguration Day

The second of three days of public events marking the start of the Bryan-Roach Administration’s second term unfolded in Cruz Bay. Tuesday’s post-inaugural celebrations began with a service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, followed by a midday gathering in Franklin Powell Park.
The families of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach joined them in the park’s bandstand. Mistress of Ceremonies Lorna Nichols-Minkoff officiated over the presentation of flowers to First Lady Yolanda Bryan and Iona Roach, mother of the lieutenant governor.
On the 10th Day of Christmas — the third day of 2023 — Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach gave the people of St. John a post-inaugural day in Franklin Powell Park. (Judi Shimel photo)
The formalities of Monday’s swearing-in ceremony gave way to a governor at ease with his audience; sharing personal stories and a joke or two, and his hopes for the next four years of his administration. Bryan also thanked the voters of St. John for supporting his win in the November General Election. (Judi Shimel photo)
For some members of the Inaugural Committee, events in the first week of the New Year mark the end of a months-long effort leading to the election win and now, church services, speeches and feasts. (Judi Shimel photo)
The V.I. National Guard band regaled the crowd with their rendition of “the Governor’s Own” as Bryan took the podium. (Judi Shimel photo)
But first, Roach told a story of lifelong friends and neighbors on St. John and what makes the island unique in the territory. (Judi Shimel photo)
By mid-afternoon, the leaders stepped down from the bandstand at Franklin Powell Park to greet those who came to wish them well. (Judi Shimel photo)
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