Government House News
CHRISTIANSTED — Community members are about to embark on a journey to prevent type 2 diabetes together with the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention, offered by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH). Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants will learn the skills they
‘Resiliency Workshops’ Highlight Need For Virgin Islanders To Get A Life … And Do Something Productive With Their Lives
ON THE SPOT: Government House Media Spokesperson Sandra Goomansingh, right, interviews WICO CEO Clifford Graham at Monday’s hurricane resiliency workshop on St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s Hurricane Recovery Advisory Committee held its first resiliency and sustainability workshop on Monday as part of the Governor’s mission to build
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria will not prevent the territory from making its bond payments, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in his State of the Territory speech. “Bondholders can be assured that their investments in Virgin Islands’ securities are safe, secure, and valuable,” Mapp said.
CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education Jason Botel Weighs in on State of Territory’s Schools Following Devastating Hurricanes
By ACTING ASSISTANT U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION JASON BOTEL SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Two trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands opened my eyes to the enormity of the challenges students, educators and families there face, and what lies ahead to reverse the impact of
Mapp Paints A Rosy Picture of Virgin Islands’ Future After Two Category 5 Hurricanes In State of Territory Address
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is healthy, reported Gov. Kenneth Mapp, in his fourth State of the Territory Address at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas, Monday evening. Mapp, who has been chief executive through back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, said
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said that the final pass for debris pickup will begin today. Contractors have worked over the last four months removing debris from neighborhoods and roadways, but now, this phase of the restoration process is coming to an end, according to Public Works.
Mobile Health Clinics With Nurses from New York To Visit St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John Starting This Morning
CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to assist individuals in the territory to take charge of their health, the USVI Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Nursing Association and the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association (VISNA), will be providing a mobile medical clinic in various communities
Mapp Goes Ballistic on Facebook After V.I. Free Press Publishes Michael Bloomberg’s Account of Hurricanes’ Aftermath
CHRISTIANSTED — The story the Virgin Islands Free Press broke about Michael Bloomberg and Kenneth Mapp apparently got under the governor’s skin. Former New York mayor and CEO of Bloomberg Group Michael Bloomberg gave an interview to the NBC television network in which he discussed his organization’s role in the hurricane
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has advised Senate President Myron D. Jackson of the action he has taken on several legislative bills, including measures that should allow a $30 million private investment in the Virgin Islands’ horse racing industry to move forward. Potter approved Bill No. 32-0093, which establishes