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Mapp Reappoints Hewitt Sewer To VIPA Board And Appoints Joseph To VIPFA Board

GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP REAPPOINTED LAUREL HEWITT SEWER TO THE VIPA BOARD

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has nominated Lennox Joseph to the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Board of Directors. The term of appointment is four years.

Joseph will represent the St. Croix district and will replace Pablo O’Neil.

Mapp also announced he has reappointed Laurel Hewitt Sewer to another three-year term on the Virgin Islands Port Authority Board (VIPA).

Appointment letters for Sewer and Joseph were forwarded to Senate President Myron Jackson on Tuesday.

The governor said he wanted “senators’ prompt and favorable confirmation of his nominees.”

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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