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GLADHANDING SESSION: Members of FEMA and Homeland Security met with Virgin Islands government officials on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Acting Governor and Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens met Friday with the United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William “Brock” Long, to discuss the Territory’s ongoing recovery,

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BREW CREW: Government House said AG Claude Earl Walker is the acting governor of the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that Attorney General Claude Walker will serve as Acting Governor beginning late Saturday afternoon as Governor Kenneth Mapp, Lt. Governor Osbert Potter and Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter offered their congratulations to all the winners of Saturday’s Democratic Primary. “We certainly understand the hard work and personal sacrifice necessary to enter public service,” the Governor said. “All the candidates are to be commended for their interest in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Rattan Polling Service, which says it is an independent polling source and has been conducting polling in the Virgin Islands since 1998, said it sampled 300 people in the territory between July 15 and August 1. “The race for the Democratic Gubernatorial nomination appears to be a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an order renewing the Virgin Islands State of Emergency declaration through September 1, 2018. “As the Territory of the Virgin Islands of the United States has suffered an emergency and a major disaster due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the need for a state

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CHRISTIANSTED — Government House said that Governor Kenneth Mapp will be traveling out of the territory today. Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will serve as Acting Governor until Friday, according to the two-line prepared statement.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has formally nominated Averil George as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor. George has served as Acting Commissioner since her appointment on June 25. Governor Mapp said that George has been a great asset to his leadership team thus far, having exemplified hard work

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman is crying foul today after a crew from Emergency Home Repairs V.I. allegedly broke into her home rather than repair it. The woman told authorities that she allowed Emergency Home Repairs V.I. (EHRVI) into her home in Estate Little Princess and when the crew

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s press conference at Government House on Monday morning “played like a bad joke at the expense of the Virgin Islands people,” Senator Janette Millin Young said. “The governor is not being honest,” Millin Young said. “He is trying to lead the people of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered that the minimum wage of all Executive Branch employees be raised to $13 per hour and for the base salaries of teachers, social workers and other vital government workers to be significantly increased in order to retain and recruit a robust workforce.

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