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GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP (left) and LEGAL COUNSEL EMILE HENDERSON III. CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s legal counsel has some explaining to do tonight about an ill-advised Father’s Day post on Facebook that some are calling “abusive” and “misogynistic.” Critics say Emile Henderson III’s post seeks to denigrate women who celebrate

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SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A United States Senate Committee has approved the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (S. 3041), which provides an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands, for a total of 52 weeks of assistance following the disaster declarations for

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SECURITY OFFICE NEAL CHESTERFIELD: Sentenced to 5.83334 years in prison today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former “dignity officer” assigned to Gov. Kenneth Mapp was given nearly six years in prison today for admitting to a cocaine-smuggling operation that spanned five years. Neal Chesterfield, 41, of St. Thomas was sentenced to

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  OBITUARY NOTICE: Anne-Marie Danet of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp, on behalf of the Government and people of the United States Virgin Islands, extended profound condolences to the family and friends of Anne-Marie Danet, commonly known as the “Sunshine Lady.” She was 92 at the time

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “comprehensive upgrade” of the territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he will be traveling out of the territory on Tuesday afternoon for meetings with Arclight Capital Partners, majority owners of Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix, and Island Global Yachting, which operates Yacht Haven Grande and American Yacht Harbor on St. Thomas. Mapp

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp recognized the Virgin Islands Filipino community in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 2018. “On this occasion, we recognize those of Filipino descent who call the U.S. Virgin Islands their home,” Governor Mapp said. “We thank them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Finance Department to release more than $30 million to pay AECOM for performing work on the Emergency Home Repair VI program, which is repairing thousands of damaged homes across the territory. Of the total amount released, a check for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has nominated four people to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Dr. Laura Palminteri, Henry Schjang, Ian Samuel and Ronald Phillips to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Once approved by the Legislature, Schjang and Phillips will join the board in the St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp was being threatened by a brush fire on Thursday night. As these dramatic photos show, taken by a Virgin Islands Free Press staffer, the flames were blazing for 20 minutes to a half hour before the Virgin Islands Fire Services arrived

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