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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House in St. Thomas said that Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will be traveling out of the territory today. The official statement did not say where Mapp or Potter would be going or what they would be doing once they got there. Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In accordance with the proposal submitted in March 2018 to the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) and the United States District Court for the Virgin Islands, Commissioner of Finance Valdamier Collens, said to all government employees that the Department of Finance has remitted payment of all outstanding

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In his communication to Senate President Myron D. Jackson, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp approved 14 bills brought forward by the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands, signing them into law. At the same time, the territory’s chief executive vetoed three bills in their entirety. Expressing deep concern with sections

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has urged residents of the territory to take necessary precautions even as Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to pass south of the Virgin Islands in the days ahead. After meeting with

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CRUZ BAY — At Wednesday’s vibrant St. John Festival Parade, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter paid tribute to St. John first responders for their valiant hurricane recovery efforts. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Festival Committee Members showered praise on this year’s Grand Marshals during

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp announced Monday an agreement which would reopen one of the world’s largest refineries, create hundreds of jobs in the territory and shore up the solvency of the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS). Governor Mapp said the $1.4 billion agreement was between the Government of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp held a press conference today at Government House in St. Croix. What follows is a partial transcript of that statement: “I am pleased to announce today an agreement between the government of the Virgin Islands and ArcLight Capital, the owners of Limetree Bay Terminals LLC,

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FREDERIKSTED – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter continued celebrating Virgin Islands graduates this week by congratulating the 348 students who received their high school diplomas on St. Croix. On Wednesday, Governor Mapp addressed 135 graduates and their supporters at St. Croix Central High School’s commencement ceremony. He recalled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Money donated to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for hurricane recovery was used to pay staff employed by Governor Kenneth Mapp’s much-publicized Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) operates as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Service

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WASHINGTON — Are economic conditions in the territory so bad that the Virgin Islands government needs to be overseen by a federal advisory board just like Puerto Rico? That is one of the suggestions from Washington-based economist D. Andrew Austin who said in an 18-page report to Congress that the

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