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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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Gov. Mapp receiving “prestigious” AME award PHILADELPHIA — The 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference and Bicentennial Celebration of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is being held in the church’s birthplace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 3, 2016 – July 13, 2016 at the Marriott Philadelphia and Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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PEEVED AT HONDA: AG Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker has sent a scorching letter to a Chicago attorney representing Honda, saying that the carmaker’s “shortcomings” in repairing faulty airbags are “treacherous and unacceptable.” The letter, sent to Chicago attorney Eric Mattson, shared Walker’s concerns over the fact that a St.

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle Davis met with protesting Emergency Medical Service technicians as they held an impromptu job action in front of the Charles Harwood Hospital in Estate Richmond on Thursday afternoon. The EMS job action was broadcast live via Facebook and shared with

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  Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Labor has sanctioned the local labor department $17,298.21 for repeated failures to provide job training for youth and adults, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The exclusive information, which is contained in four letters and one memorandum  obtained exclusively

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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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         Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he wished “all of the fathers and grandfathers of the Virgin Islands a Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday. Mapp said that “families are the cornerstone of any community and fathers play a vital role in developing healthy, happy and productive youth in our territory.”

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp at Canegata Ballpark GALLOWS BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp made opening remarks on the first unveiling of architectural drawings depicting how Cramer Park and Susana Santana Park in Altona Lagoon will look once construction is completed. Mapp made the remarks at Canegata Recreation Center before Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation

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  Kimberly McCollum (left) and Shane Gaspard CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the people of Orlando after a mass shooting that left 50 dead and 53 injured. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the good people of the City of Orlando following the senseless tragedy that occurred there today,”

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