Government House News
Sen. Marvin Blyden (left) and Lt. Gov. Potter greet the new grads. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) graduated a new class of recruits on Monday. The commencement exercise was held at the SFC Leonard B. Francis Armory in Estate Nazareth St. Thomas where sixteen Peace Officers
L.A. LADY: TOURISM COMMISSIONER BEVERLY NICHOLSON-DOTY LOS ANGELES — Tourism says that it “made a strong foray into the California market last week,” but a local marketing expert says the people who made the decision are misguided to make such a push. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty stated that the U.S.
World Aids Day dusk walk in St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The World Aids Day Candlelight Vigil, held on Thursday, December 1st, a success in both districts. The Department of Health held simultaneous events on St. Croix and St. Thomas. On St. Thomas the Candlelight Vigil and reception was held
MAPP: Now That Feds Want To Close Juan Luis Hospital, I’ll Dip Into My ‘Limo Money’ To Make Needed Repairs
MAPP: Has $ for limos, but NOT to pay income tax refunds CHRISTIANSTED — In a letter submitted to Senate President Neville James today, Governor Kenneth Mapp has again requested that the Legislature act on his capital projects plan and increase the line item for hospital repairs from ten million dollars
“My personal dignity is at stake here.”–Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of Property and Procurement came to the governor’s defense to say that the chief executive is one of only two people authorized by law to have his own government vehicle for personal and government business. Property and Procurement
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience
MORE MAPP SLACKNESS! Rain, UVI and Poor Planning Lead To Cancelation of AgFair Cock & Bull Show In Rock City for 2016
ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting
Human Services Commissioner Roberts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Department of Human Services Commissioner Designee Anita Roberts received a letter from Senator Marvin Blyden yesterday notifying her that Act No. 7897 has been signed into law. Act No. 7897 is an Act making appropriations for the operations of the Government of the
THE FIX IS IN FOR VIGL: Gov. Kenneth Mapp FREDERIKSTED — Horse racing has a storied history in the territory, but has fallen on hard times there as in other parts of the world. However, a new deal between the private company VIGL and the local government was announced recently,
CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has called the Legislature into a Special Session to take place Thursday at 2 p.m. Mapp said the Special Session is needed is needed so that the government can continue to fund its bi-weekly payroll, pay vendors and pay income tax refunds.