Government House Sends Easter Greetings and Encourages Campers to Keep Camp Areas Clean

Richard Motta, Government House communications director, Monday relayed Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s Easter message. (Photo courtesy Government House Facebook live stream)

Government House Communications Director Richard Motta announced that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is out of the territory and should return April 1. Bryan will visit Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines to “foster stronger ties and explore avenues for collaboration and growth.”

Motta said Bryan also wished Virgin Islanders “a joyous and blessed holiday” and that the holiday week is a time for “reflection and renewal.” He also asked campers to clean up camp areas at the end of the holiday.

“While we encourage everyone to enjoy this time-honored tradition, I want to urge all campers to prioritize safety and environmental responsibility. Please be mindful of fire safety regulations and dispose of all waste properly so our beautiful beaches remain pristine and clean for everyone to enjoy,” Motta said.

Motta also outlined a series of town hall meetings for the public, including those who want to buy or build their first home. The program, V.I. Slice, is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority.

Participants in the V.I. Slice town halls will meet with VIEDA representatives and lenders. Those who qualify will learn how to apply for gap financing.

Gap funding is a loan that covers the “gap” between the hard money loan (the first mortgage) and the total cost of the project, according to Gap loans usually have a higher interest rate.

The St. Croix town hall was Monday a the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall from 6-8 p.m.

The St. Thomas meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Muse from 6-8 p.m.

March 27 is the St. John meeting at Da Event Lounge from 6-8 p.m.

Motta said registration is required for the town halls. Enroll by visiting or email