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September 25th, 2016
USVI Governor declares state of emergency in mental health care

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A state of emergency in mental health care has been declared by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, Government House announced late Friday September 23, 2016.

September 19th, 2016
Unique VI/USVI culture & connection must be celebrated- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed Virgin Islands Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and the VI delegation to St Thomas, USVI for a full day of cultural exchange on Saturday September 17, 2016.

September 14th, 2016
VI-USVI Friendship Day activities set for Saturday on St Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A delegation of government officials and civic leaders from the Virgin Islands will travel to St Thomas to take part in activities celebrating the special relationship between the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the Virgin Islands (VI), Government House announced on September 13, 2016.

September 9th, 2016
Chesterfield allegedly told Feds he was on assignment for Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St Thomas, USVI — Government House security detail Neal Chesterfield, allegedly caught with 21 kilos of cocaine and about $26,000 in cash while trying to board a Spirit Airlines flight at the Cyril E. King Airport in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday evening, September 3, 2016 told federal officials that he was on his way to do an advance for USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, explaining to the federal officials that the governor was set to travel in three to four days.

September 2nd, 2016
VI musician work permits on agenda for IVIC meeting today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The unresolved issue regarding work permits for musicians from the Virgin Islands to perform in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will be on the agenda for discussion when Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp convene the seventh meeting of the Inter Virgin Islands Council (IVIC) at Government House in the USVI today, September 2, 2016.

August 29th, 2016
Homicide count for year now 47 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has updated the 2016 homicide count to forty-seven, 40 of which were shooting/stabbing-related, while 7 were vehicular.

August 5th, 2016
Mapp: Eliminating drug trafficking to reduce violent crimes in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Government House on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was the location of the executive board meeting of the Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) meeting on Wednesday August , 2016, Government House has made known via press release.

August 2nd, 2016
Mapp approves $1M appropriation for St Croix hotel project

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp approved Bill No. 31-0375, repealing Act No. 7730 relating to the appropriation of $1M in connection with the litigation between the Government of the [US] Virgin Islands and the former owners of HOVENSA, and re-appropriating the $1M to the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority (P.F.A.) for professional services, studies, project development and expenses related to the St. Croix Brand Hotel Project.

July 27th, 2016
Gov Mapp making another attempt to remove Judge Dunston

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Unsatisfied with a federal judgement that permanently barred him from removing Judge Michael C. Dunston as the presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 filed a notice with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals — the Pennsylvania court being the house of justice that hears US Virgin Islands Third Circuit appeal cases — in an ongoing attempt to remove Dunston from his role.

July 10th, 2016
Judge extends Order against Gov Mapp for 2 more weeks

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Federal Judge Curtis Gomez on Friday July 8, 2016 extended a two-week restraining order against US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp by two more weeks, preventing the territory’s leader from replacing Judge Michael C. Dunston with Judge Harold A. Willocks as presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court.



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