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FREDERIKSTED — The theme “V.I. Agriculture Strong: Rebound, Rebuild, Regrow” resonated throughout the fairground of the Rudolph E. Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix during the 47th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair. The festivities kicked off on Saturday and will continue through Monday. Agrifest has become one of the territory’s

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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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LADY JOSEPHINE GUMBS AND SIR EMILE GUMBS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he expresses his sincere condolences to the people of Anguilla, and to the many Virgin Islanders with strong Anguillan ties, on the passing of former Chief Minister Sir Emile Gumbs. Sir Emile died earlier this

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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 E. Mapp announced Wednesday the launch of the USVI Hurricane Recovery website managed by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to track U.S. Federal Disaster funding of nearly $2 billion awarded to the Territory thus far. This amount excludes the $243 million of Community Development Block Grant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Additional federal disaster relief and recovery assistance has been authorized for the United States Virgin Islands at the request of the territory’s government, Governor Kenneth Mapp said. “This announcement means that we should not have to pay any share of the costs for debris removal or emergency

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CHRISTIANSTED — Citing potential conflicts of interest and a need for a more comprehensive approach, Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill mandating that the Director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Commissioner of Health serve as the chairpersons of the Virgin Islands Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued proclamations recognizing Older Americans Month and Emergency Medical Services Week. May has once again been declared Older Americans Month across the Territory and the continental United States. This year’s theme “Engage at Every Age” reinforces the importance of the physical, mental and emotional wellness of

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FREDERIKSTED ― Governor Kenneth Mapp reiterated his call for the University of the Virgin Islands Class of 2018 to consider helping with the territory’s recovery effort. During his remarks at the Albert Sheen Campus Friday on St. Croix, he reminded the graduates that there are presently numerous job opportunities with

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works (DPW) said that the first phase of a $530 million road project began today on the Queen Mary Highway. The project, which started near the Armstrong Ice Cream Parlor at Estate Whim and continued east to the bus shanty at Estate Two Williams,

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