“Now it is time for strategic targeted help and especially for businesses most affected by the tourism slowdown.  The recent opening of the Local Employers Assistance Program will provide another $50 million to support our economic recovery. … Our island is doing everything we can to stay open. … Like most of the world, we are currently bracing for the impact of the Omicron variant and the extent to which it will affect tourism specifically.”

Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, in comments to the Journal on Dec. 28 about easing restrictions to help the hospitality and non-profit market sectors. (See Front Page story)