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'Wit ur mudda'- USVI Gov Mapp when asked where he resides

US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has been criticised for trading insults with members of the public on Facebook. Photo: VIC
The controversial Facebook response by US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp. Photo: Facebook
The controversial Facebook response by US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp. Photo: Facebook

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.

The latest response follows an incident in October on Facebook, where Mr Mapp told a St Croix resident, “Go $&#k yourself.” And in February, Mr Mapp got roasted on Facebook after he responded to a post in which residents questioned his choice of hotel and vehicles.

The governor’s comment on “What’s Going On, St Thomas” was made on a post questioning why a generator being used at the Estate Nazareth mansion where the governor once resided, dubbed Villa Fratelli Cresta, was not adhering to the curfew put in place by the Mapp administration, which recommends generator use between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM daily.

“Thought there was a curfew on generator use. Mapp’s former villa in Nazareth running a huge, very loud generator 24/7,” reads the post.

The governor’s first response took aim at commenters who made it appear as if he currently resides at the villa. In that response, Mr Mapp said, “Why ah yo so? Everyone knows I have not been in that home since May 2015. Just gotta criticize even when u know what u saying ain’t true. Sounds like a screw on the top floor loose. New executive order: free 4” screwdrivers till noon on Monday. Who is the crazy person that want to “bomb” people property? Put Billy in the cell to bunk with Bubba.”

'Wit yur mudda'

Then, a resident named Patrick Deery asked the governor where he resides now. And it was to Mr Deery that the territory’s leader levied the insult.

“So, where are you now residing, on the people’s tax dollars?” asked Mr Deery. Four comments later, Mr Mapp responded, “Patrick Derry, wit ur mudda.”

Referring to someone’s mother in such a manner, along with the way the governor spelled the word, is widely known in the Caribbean as an insult. Mr Deery did fire back at the governor: “Please, grow up,” he said. “If you were living with my “mudda”, you would already be dead.”

Mr. Deery added, “Now, that accommodation would please the vast majority. But, once again, you lie. As you always have.”

The governor’s crass responses in comment sections of Facebook posts have offended many Virgin Islanders who see the Office of the Governor as above such responses. Other Virgin Islanders, however, have defended Mr Mapp, stating that he too is human, and is expected to lose control at times.

But the vast consensus is that the governor, if he chooses to participate in social media posts, should be mindful of the office which he occupies.

19 Responses to “'Wit ur mudda'- USVI Gov Mapp when asked where he resides”

  • open wide (28/11/2017, 15:35) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah mapp is a bad boy
  • rock city (28/11/2017, 15:55) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    A new bread of disrespectful politicians the likes of trump, mapp, myron, chuckey hansin, boris johnson, Mugabe to name a few
  • chad (28/11/2017, 16:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • virgin (28/11/2017, 16:53) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    This man got no cover for his fingers and the office he holds
  • Reply (28/11/2017, 17:10) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Not because someone wins the governorship means they will instantly develop some class. Yes, that response is beneath the office of the governorship. I agree with Mr. Deery. They governor needs to grow up, and act like a statesman. However, he may not be up to the task. Sad. He needs to loose some weight in his mouth along with the rest of him. He is coming off like a pig. There is a way to handle naysayers, but stooping to their level is showing no class.
  • Zipp (28/11/2017, 18:28) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    He has no damn class.
  • Irma (28/11/2017, 22:31) Like (2) Dislike (23) Reply
    His bloodline probably come from the Virgin Islands UK.
  • Ting to tell the King (28/11/2017, 23:02) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    It was a great response to a stupid question
  • See (29/11/2017, 00:20) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    just another dirt bag . Thats why the USVI is nothing but a shi- show.... even with all the help given to it. Ignorance at its finest
  • fake (29/11/2017, 10:11) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Anyone can create a fake account in the man's name.

    Our own Premier came publicly with that issue not too long ago.

    Even VINO did not quote the supposed Gov. correctly. So unless you see him say that, don't run with it.

    Social Media for you.
  • .................... (29/11/2017, 11:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mapp just stress thats all
  • BRAD BOYNES (29/11/2017, 13:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    freedom of speech exist in Amerika remember, as opposed to here where people lose jobs for speaking the truth. Hmm
  • naomi (29/11/2017, 21:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    when you lie with dogs you rise with fleas.Disrespect is the order of the day with children and much more adults
  • mapp (29/11/2017, 21:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow Map Mapp needs to go
  • Struppz (29/11/2017, 22:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people need to be insulted!! They yo miserable and fast!!! Gosh!
  • Vanzetti Sacco (30/11/2017, 02:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • farmer brown (04/12/2017, 18:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO, please do us a favour ; no more articles from the leaders of our intellectual ghetto

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