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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.

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.



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