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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

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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.

May 25th, 2017
USVI Gov’t employees being terminated due to ‘financial crisis

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- While US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has said on multiple occasions that the territory’s financial condition has been improving and that government employees would not be furloughed or terminated, some workers employed at the Bureau of Corrections have been terminated because of the “continued financial crisis” affecting the government.

May 14th, 2017
Over 200 graduate from UVI on St Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The over 200 students who graduated with a variety of degrees at UVI on the St. Thomas campus, US Virgin Islands (USVI), were just as overjoyed as their St. Croix counterparts, as they crossed one finish line during the commencement ceremony held at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center, and ready themselves for the next journey.

April 21st, 2017
USVI Governor to ‘consider’ Marijuana Bill

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — As Senator Terence ‘Positive’ Nelson continues his incessant push to see the legalisation of some form of marijuana in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), he may find that Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, who Mr Nelson often clashes with on policy issues, is an unlikely ally of his ideas — if not the legislation themselves — as Mr Mapp hints that any measure would be heavily scrutinised by his administration before a final decision to approve or veto.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

April 10th, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp congratulates Sarauw on special election win

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in a press release issued late Saturday night, April 8, 2017 congratulated Senator-elect Janelle K. Sarauw, who defeated her 13 competitors — including former Senator Justin Harrigan Sr — in Saturday’s special election.

March 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov’t to release $20 million in tax refunds

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared some good news at a press conference on Wednesday March 22, 2017: the release of $20 million in 2015 tax refunds, which is expected in the next few weeks.



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