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DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix

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CRUZ BAY – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they are inviting and encouraging St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,200 non-union classified and exempt employees of the Virgin Islands Government will receive three percent cost-of-living salary increases retroactive to October 1, 2018. Governor Kenneth Mapp authorized the salary increases via Executive Order on Thursday evening. Executive Order 485-2018 notes that these employees were not included in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has called the 32ndLegislature into Special Session on October 26th to consider his proposal to provide free college tuition to Virgin Islanders. Mapp said he submitted the free tuition plan to the Legislature five weeks ago. “The President of the University has indicated that any further

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WASHINGTON — Witt O’Brien’s LLC Governor Kenneth Mapp’s high-paid consultants, said yesterday that they have release their first-year progress report on the U.S. Virgin Islands’ recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report was issued by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), with the support of Witt O’Brien’s, its “lead

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The prices of U.S. Virgin Islands bonds, a bellwether of the public markets’ confidence in the territorial economy, have roared back, Government House said today. As of last week, bond sales show a more than 100 percent increase on the value of some Virgin Islands bonds from

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FLOOD PLAN: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp discuss flood mitigation plans on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp shared flood mitigation plans for various communities and is urging residents to give their input before the government proceeds further. Taking part in a town hall meeting

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ATHLETIC SUPPORTER: Gov. Kenneth Mapp (left) stands next to Nels Hawkinson on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The popular basketball festival, Paradise Jam, returns to the Virgin Islands next month. Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Executive Director of the Basketball Travelers, Nels Hawkinson on Thursday to discuss the tournament schedule for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Democratic challenger Albert Bryan Jr. are in a statistical dead heat in the weeks leading up to the November 6th general election, according to a new poll released yesterday. The University of the Virgin Islands poll said that Mapp and Bryan are tied

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Over the last month the Virgin Islands government has worked to eliminate the retirement backlog for former government employees waiting for their pensions, Government House said. This includes recent payments totaling $1,182,064 for 96 retirees, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said on Wednesday. The Mapp-Potter administration said it

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