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Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting

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DPW Commissioner Gustav James FREDERIKSTED – The Public Works Department said road work will continue on a part of Route 70 known as Emancipation Drive on Monday. The road repair project stretches from the Hannah’s Rest traffic signal light, in the vicinity of the police headquarters to Claude O. Markoe

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        Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Gov. Kenneth Mapp           NEW YORK – On a warm, cloudless Labor Day morning, the fast beats of soca blended with the NYPD band playing a steel drum version of Bob Marley’s “One Love” as floats inched down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights for the start

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                    Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In May, when the Mapp Administration decided that it was time to address the governor’s $20,000 per month apartment in Estate Nazareth, it trotted out the No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, not knowing that he, too, would be asked about

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               Terri Griffiths CHRISTIANSTED – Former V.I. Attorney General Terri Griffiths – acting independently of the government – has filed a motion to “quash” the lawsuit the St. Croix AVIS newspaper filed in mid-July to obtain information about Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s expenses to date, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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      Senator Neville James FREDERIKSTED – When the United States became the twenty-first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage last month, it took its territories by surprise. While American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to officially hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Virgin

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel

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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has asked the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to remove the Mississippi state flag from the armories in St. Croix and St. Thomas, citing its incorporation of the Confederate flag within the design of the flag, Government House said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The outlook is bleak for Virgin Islands bond bearers and bankruptcy is not an option for the government agency Gov. Kenneth Mapp used to manage before becoming governor, according to the Fitch Ratings by Berkshire Hathaway. The Fitch Ratings determined that there is $765.8 million in outstanding

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