Bryan Discusses Energy Challenges Off Island; Motta Promotes DOH Wellness Fair

Government House Communications Director Richard Motta conducts a media briefing Monday. (Screenshot from Government House Facebook live stream)

Government House communications director Richard Motta held a short media briefing Monday to announce that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. was off-island this week and remind the public of the Health Department’s ViBeWell event in June.

The governor, as well as V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Daryl Jaschen, and Adrienne Williams-Octalien, director of the Officer of Disaster Recovery, are in Hawaii with other territorial governors, discussing energy challenges, including fuel supply delays, in advance of the upcoming hurricane season.

Motta also encouraged Virgin Islanders to take advantage of the wellness fair offered by the V.I. Health Department from June 1-9 on St. Croix at the Educational Complex High School and at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. The fairs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2, June 3-7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Connect to Community Care will be June 9 from 9 a.m to noon. Everyone is welcome.

“The fair promises care for everyone from toddlers to seniors, insured or not, and will even offer prescription eyeglasses at no cost,” Motta said.

Approximately 270 military health professionals will be on hand to conduct examinations in optometry, dental, general wellness and mental illness, Motta said.

Motta extended congratulations to graduates from the University of the Virgin Islands, high schools and grade schools.

“You have adapted to challenges and persevered, proving you are ready for the next step on your educational journey,” he said.