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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Janelle K. Sarauw, 32, is the youngest female senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is thought to be the legislating body’s only openly LGBTQ lawmaker. After a successful campaign focused on government accountability and transparency, the St. Thomas native was elected in an April 2017 special

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has congratulated Barbados’ new Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her election victory last week. Governor Mapp congratulated the new Prime Minister on the strong mandate she received at the polls, and shared the Territory’s commitment to continue working with Barbados and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE ― “The territory has lost a dedicated public servant and twirling pioneer with the passing of Helen Sebastien Gabriel,” Governor Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday. “On behalf of the government and people of the Virgin Islands, I convey profound condolences to the family, friends, loved ones and associates of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp encouraged the people of the Virgin Islands to remember the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation by attending events commemorating Memorial Day. Parades followed by brief ceremonies are planned for 9:30 a.m. Monday on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he recognizes May 25, 2018 as a day to honor and respect people of African ancestry with international cultural heritage observances celebrating freedom movements by recognizing Virgin Islands African Heritage Week and African Liberation Day in May. Enacted through Act 5473 of 1989 pursuant to Title 1,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp congratulated the 2018 graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands at the 54th commencement ceremony on Thursday. Families, friends and well-wishers packed the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas to witness the occasion. Mapp encouraged the graduates to consider applying for government and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) has received $13.1 million in new federal assistance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program. Governor Kenneth Mapp learned of the grant award during a phone call this week with U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp extended Mother’s Day greetings to the women of the territory, highlighting “the special place in all our hearts for the women who gave birth to us, and mothered us through childhood and beyond.” Mapp said that even women who might not have had children themselves,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites the community to learn more about the “exciting upgrades” planned for St. Thomas waterfront at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. The official groundbreaking for the Veterans Drive Improvement Project is set for 10 a.m. on the eastern end of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members

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