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December 3rd, 2017
USVI lawmakers pass bill to ban large scale burning

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Lawmakers on Friday December 1, 2017 passed a bill that prohibits large-scale burning of vegetative debris in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), a move that goes against the Kenneth E. Mapp administration and federal government’s plan to incinerate the hundreds of thousands of debris left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 28th, 2017
'Wit ur mudda'- USVI Gov Mapp when asked where he resides

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s penchant for using social media to respond to Virgin Islands residents critical of him was on display yet again on Facebook Sunday November 26, 2017, this time in a post on the popular St Thomas group, “What’s Going On, St Thomas”, using lingo known to be an insult and eliciting a torrent of responses, some casual in nature and others expressing shock at his retort.

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

October 12th, 2017
USVI governor asks congress for $5.5 billion to help rebuild

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cost to rebuild the US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday, October 12, 2017.

October 6th, 2017
USVI 'limping along' financially- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St CROIX, USVI- During Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s daily press briefings, the governor has consistently spoken confidently about his administration’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and has lauded the federal response as well.

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Saturday, September 30, 2017 issued a statement on the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the US Virgin Islands (USVI), his administration’s efforts — along with that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — in responding to the storms, and his vision for a USVI that is more prepared to face the ever-growing threat of super storms.

October 1st, 2017
866 St Croix residents leave for US on 'Mercy Mission' cruise ship

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) residents lined the Frederiksted Pier on Friday morning, September 29, 2017 waiting to board Royal Caribbean’s Adventures of the Seas cruise ship on a “mercy mission” trip to Florida. Over 860 persons were accommodated, according to Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

August 16th, 2017
Female USVI national guard recruits passed around like ‘property’- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- After reading the findings of a yearlong investigation conducted by the National Guard Bureau on the behaviour of some at the [US] Virgin Islands National Guard, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, during a Tuesday August 15, 2017 press conference at Government House eviscerated the perpetrators who the report found had preyed on young women, referring to them as “predators.”

July 17th, 2017
USVI Governor can say almost anything with impunity

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp or any other person serving in the capacity of governor of the Virgin Islands, can say almost anything with impunity so long as it’s being said in the official capacity of governor, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which upheld a similar ruling made by the territory’s Superior Court in the 3-year LaVerne Mills-Williams v. Mapp case.



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