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February 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp wants to shut down gov’t for 1 day every 2 weeks

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.

February 16th, 2017
USVI Gov’t has 2 days cash on hand left, Finance Com. reveals

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- “I always communicate to you that the number of days of cash changes on a day to day basis. But when it’s down to two days, I think that the answer to your question is rather obvious.”

February 15th, 2017
USVI business coalition tells Gov Mapp to withdraw sin tax bill

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Chambers of Commerce in the St Croix and St Thomas districts, the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association and American Resort Development Association issued a joint statement on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 asking US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp to withdraw his sin tax bill.

February 14th, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp calls on business community to support sin taxes

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has been under pressure from business leaders territory-wide who have vehemently opposed his five-year economic growth sin tax bill.

January 31st, 2017
USVI @ crossroads, Gov Mapp says at State of Territory address

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — When he took to the podium at the Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall on Monday January 30, 2017, it was expected that US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp would relay to residents the true condition of the territory’s finances, while, as all politicians do, speaking on the apparent successes of his administration.

December 19th, 2016
Gov Mapp grants 4 days of holiday leave to USVI Gov’t employees

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — The US Virgin Islands (USVI) is in full holiday mode now, and Governor Kenneth E. Mapp this afternoon, December 19, 2016, has added even more cheer to the season for government employees, announcing four days of holiday-season leave to non-essential employees.

December 16th, 2016
$15,000 bounty on USVI baby killer’s head

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— As the St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) community continues to mourn this week’s murder of a 17-month-old child who was shot during what Government House described as a drive-by shooting, in a drive-by, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp today, December 16, 2016 announced an increase in the reward by an anonymous donor.

December 1st, 2016
Senate approves plan to revitalise horse racing in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS — There were doubts that the 31st Legislature would be able to pull it off, but after a Committee of the Whole meeting that lasted over 15 hours — and the meeting being one of this body’s last — US Virgin Islands (USVI) senators deliberated into the wee hours of Thursday December 1, 2016 as they decided whether to approve the agreement forged between the Governor Kenneth E. Mapp administration and VIGL Operations, LLC.

October 30th, 2016
Private company to invest $30 million in USVI horseracing industry

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The US Virgin Islands (USVI) will soon be home to two first class horse racetracks thanks to an unprecedented agreement with a private company that will invest more than $30 million in the expansion and modernisation of local horse racing facilities.

October 10th, 2016
Plastic bag ban bill now law in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp formally signed his proposal to reduce litter and protect marine life into law late Friday October 7, 2016, Government House announced Sunday afternoon October 9, 2016.



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