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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp addressed an audience of community members, business owners, hurricane experts and policy makers at the final meeting of the USVI Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force on Tuesday. Governor Mapp thanked the members of the Task Force who presented impressive information about the territory’s

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OBITUARY NOTICE: LEE VANTERPOOL OF ST. THOMAS. HE DIED IN GEORGIA AT AGE 76. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands has lost one of its premier broadcasting and media experts, said Governor Kenneth Mapp, who extended condolences to the family and many friends of Leon “Lee” Vanterpool. Known popularly as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter advised Monday that corporations, partnerships, and LLC whether profit or non-profit must pay their franchise taxes and produce reports on or before July 2 to avoid the assessment of penalties and interest. The deadline date is extended to July 2nd since June 30

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they commended 329 graduating seniors on St. Thomas who overcame “numerous difficulties during a challenging school year due to the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes.” At Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s commencement ceremony, held in the Digna

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces its first territorial summer camp, “Adventure at Your Library.” The “Adventure at Your Library” Summer camp is designed to foster and promote a great appreciation for libraries in its participants, while offering them an unforgettable experience in nature and their

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EASY RIDING: Scott Free Road on St. Thomas (orange plastic barriers present) and other roads across the territory are in the process of being restored. Roads such as Mandahl Bay Road (above) have already been repaired after sustaining significant hurricane damage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he

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NEW ACTING V.I. COMMISSIONER OF LABOR AVRIL E. GEORGE CHRISTIANSTED — Averil George has been named Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor effective Monday, June 25. George, who currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Division of Personnel, replaces outgoing Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry. Hendry submitted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said today that he has nominated Sheldon A. Turnbull and Jay T. Watson to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Once confirmed by the Legislature, Turnbull will serve three years in the St. Thomas/St. John district and Watson will represent the district of St. Croix for two years. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — The top federal official charged with disaster response and recovery highlighted more mismanagement by the territorial government nearly a month into the 2018 hurricane season and almost a year after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Virgin Islands. In a press conference Wednesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership on Tuesday to discuss advancing the rebuild and repair of Virgin Islands schools, hospitals and public housing and to share his concerns about protecting residents in the event of a major storm this season. Governor Mapp explained to

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