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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.

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.





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