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February 6th, 2018
Bill Clinton tours USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Former United States of America (USA) President William Jefferson Clinton aka ‘Bill’ and members of the Clinton Foundation, as announced last week, visited the US Virgin Islands (USVI) — specifically St Thomas and St John — on Monday February 5, 2018, touring areas on both islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, while visiting My Brother’s Workshop and the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St Thomas, and meeting with local leaders on St John.

January 28th, 2018
USVI Gov Mapp wants to be remembered as hard worker who ‘claps back’

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Kenneth E. Mapp said in an interview with The Consortium on Thursday January 25, 2018, that if he’s disrespected on social media, he’d probably respond in kind, stating that while he sought the role of governor and expected to be criticized, being derided in certain derogatory terms, including racist slights, would not go unanswered.

January 2nd, 2018
USVI holds off on burning hurricane debris

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Department of Planning and Natural Resources in a release issued Friday December 29, 2017 made known that it had issued the permits for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct air curtain incineration of debris in the territory.

December 3rd, 2017
USVI lawmakers pass bill to ban large scale burning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Lawmakers on Friday December 1, 2017 passed a bill that prohibits large-scale burning of vegetative debris in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), a move that goes against the Kenneth E. Mapp administration and federal government’s plan to incinerate the hundreds of thousands of debris left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 28th, 2017
'Wit ur mudda'- USVI Gov Mapp when asked where he resides

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s penchant for using social media to respond to Virgin Islands residents critical of him was on display yet again on Facebook Sunday November 26, 2017, this time in a post on the popular St Thomas group, “What’s Going On, St Thomas”, using lingo known to be an insult and eliciting a torrent of responses, some casual in nature and others expressing shock at his retort.

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

October 12th, 2017
USVI governor asks congress for $5.5 billion to help rebuild

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cost to rebuild the US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday, October 12, 2017.

October 6th, 2017
USVI 'limping along' financially- Gov Mapp

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FREDERIKSTED, St CROIX, USVI- During Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s daily press briefings, the governor has consistently spoken confidently about his administration’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and has lauded the federal response as well.

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp

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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.

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