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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –- In a wide-ranging press conference held at Government House on St. Thomas Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he will urge the Senate to resist calls for legislation which he deems “detrimental to the territory’s fiscal health.” Mapp stressed that the territory is in dire straits, teetering on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he was briefed by officials from the National Guard Bureau on Monday in regard to improvements required within the Virgin Islands’ forces. A team led by General Joseph Lauren Lengyel, a U.S. Air Force officer now serving as the Chief of the

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula made available $103,000 for natural and cultural resource protection in the territory. “We are pleased to support Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his administration in their efforts to protect the coral reef and viability of seafood resources in the

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POINT OF NO RETURN: Gov. Kenneth Mapp points to an outdoor area in the Krause lagoon on St. Croix where Government House could be moved to as a cost-cutting measure. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  “Significant” reductions in government spending are proposed in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget submitted to the Legislature on Friday,

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PRIDE IN THE TERRITORY: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said business owners selling products made in the territory should proudly put these stickers on their products. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp urged attendees at this week’s cruise ship town hall meeting to be candid and work collectively to raise “the satisfaction

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. —  A jarringly dark commentary by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and wrangling over the federal health care bill dominated the third and final day of the National Governors Association meeting in Providence on Saturday. Organizers say roughly 1,800 attendees registered for the NGA’s gathering, including more than 30 of the

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands a $250,000 grant for the development and implementation of a 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI). U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presented the grant award to Gov. Kenneth Mapp during their

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GUEST OP-ED PIECE By Soraya Diase Coffelt Candidate for Governor On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent

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WHITEFISH, Mont. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke informed American Samoa Gov. Lolo Moliga, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, and CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres that he has approved a total of $3,489,427 in energy grants for the three territories. Zinke and the governors were attending the Western Governors

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed this Freedom Week in the U.S. Virgin Islands in accordance with Act. No. 8002. Freedom Week encompasses two significant dates in the Territory’s history – July 2, 1848 when a call went out to enslaved Africans to come to Fort Frederik in the town of

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