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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter hit the sand and surf on Sunday to enjoy the 34th Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by the Texas Society of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. Although John Brewers Beach was filled with over 50 teams from organizations, businesses

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp expressed his condolences today to the family, friends and many fans of acclaimed singer and civil rights activist, Aretha Franklin. Franklin, who passed away early Wednesday, was known internationally as the Queen of Soul and had 40 Grammy nominations during her more than six

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The intersection of Dronningens Gade and Cuttets Gade will be closed beginning tomorrow as the Main Street Enhancement Project enters a new phase. The Public Works Department said on Tuesday that the intersection would be closed until further notice “to accommodate the steady progress contractors continue to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator’s Joint Task Force, will host a meeting for residents of Estate Nadir at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at the Estate Nadir Community Parking Lot on 2nd Street. This town hall meeting will provide residents

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Responding to published reports that the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) Board is “weighing pension cuts”, Governor Kenneth Mapp today denounced the GERS Board’s unilateral consideration of any action to cut payments to retirees of the Government Employees Retirement System. “No drastic actions, certainly none as significant as cutting the

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CENTURY MARK: Hans Lawaetz of Annaly Farms with Senepol cattle in Estate Annaly. FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp extended congratulations to participants at the Senepol Cattle Breeders Symposium who are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the development of the St. Croix Senepol Cattle breed at events this week to include a

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SOLAR FUTURE: Governor Kenneth Mapp (left) with former President Bill Clinton (middle) and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp, joined by President Bill Clinton, Bloomberg co-founder Tom Secunda and officials from Expedia Group said on Friday that three sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands will get

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WATER BOYS: V.I. Attorney General Claude Earl Walker and Government House Chief Legal Counsel Emile Henderson III go to bat on Thursday for Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s promised  government worker’s wage increases. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Claude Earl Walker defended Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s executive order to raise the base pay

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  AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: Esther Kia’aina of American Samoa the former Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas with OIA director Nikolao Pula of American Samoa and Governor Kenneth Mapp of the USVI meet in Washington. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to get clarity and guidance on pressing fiscal

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SAYONARA USVI! U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife bid the territory adieu and good luck! Gov. Kenneth Mapp went to Washington D.C. on Monday with hat in hand and begged Pence for more money for the Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he met

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