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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his administration have received high praise for their handling of the post-hurricane crisis in the territory and their success in the continued rebuilding of the tourism sector.” At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) President Michele Paige applauded

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has approved the $1.32 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Government of the United States Virgin Islands. The budget was submitted to the 32nd Legislature on May 30, 2018 and Senators acted to approve it on September 19th. The Governor notified

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In what was described as a “another major milestone” in the territory’s recovery from last year’s devastating hurricanes, Governor Kenneth Mapp said this week that an agreement had been reached to assist in the reopening of Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Virgin Islanders who lost their jobs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance, Government House said. U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law on Friday, following the approval of

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WASHINGTON — Governor Kenneth Mapp and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the formal execution of a $243 million grant to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria today. The signing of this agreement now paves the way to speed recovery dollars needed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said he extended kudos to members of the 32nd Legislature for taking steps to allow his July 30th Executive Order raising base wages for government workers to go forward. Senators’ approval of Bill No. 32-0237 extends Mapp’s increased minimum wage provision for Executive Branch employees

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he participated in the 10th annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on Tuesday. Sharing some personal experiences on the sobering topic, Mapp recalled a childhood friend being murdered by her former spouse. “Murder is a crime that not only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government said that it plans to return to the negotiating table with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) this week and remains committed to raising salaries for union members and government employees across the board. Governor Kenneth Mapp spoke at a news conference on

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THE VICTIM’S CAR AFTER MAPP’S BODYGUARD PLOWED INTO THEM ON ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED — Gregory Bennerson Jr., Governor Kenneth Mapp’s Chief of Executive Security, was involved in a two-car accident but did alert the proper authorities afterwards, according to the Virgin Islands Think Tank. The accident occurred on St. Croix

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced his approval of a contract for more major improvements to St. Croix’s Melvin Evans Highway. The work – which includes paving, repairs and safety provisions – will take place from Hannah’s Rest to the Good Hope Intersection. Virgin Islands Paving has been contracted to

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