Government House News
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TOMORROW … Gov. Mapp Declares March 26-31 ‘Centennial Week’
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MAPP PRESSER: Banco Popular Will Advance Territory $40 Million Tied To 2017 Property Tax Collections
FISCAL AUSTERITY MEASURES: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said today that the government will receive a Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) in the amount of $40 million from Banco Popular to ensure the government will continue to be able to make payroll for the months of March and April. [ad name=”HTML-68″] ADVERTORIAL: To
MORE ‘BUSY WORK’: The Mapp-Potter Administration has appointed more commissioners, directors and attorneys general in its first two years than any other gubernatorial administration in Virgin Islands history. Many of Mapp’s appointees have quit or been fired and then need to be replaced. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three justices of
CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the
CIGNA’S Scott Evelyn [ad name=”HTML-68″] BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — The Cigna Foundation today announced that $250,000 in grants are available over the next three years to non-profits in the U.S. Virgin Islands with community health workers helping those living with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
EXCLUSIVE! NO PAYLESS PAYDAYS FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS! … FOR NOW: Feds Agree To Fork Over $18M For Retro Rum Carry Over Taxes
INTERIOR’S NIKOLAO PULA [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved an adjustment payment of $18,173,711 million to the Virgin Islands government for fiscal year 2016 rum excise tax actuals, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The amount has been certified
[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll,
SURROUNDED BY INCOMPETENTS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp: “I know it’s too little, too late. But what do I care? The taxpayers are paying ALL of my bills for the next two years! [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson the proposed bill known as
Days After The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine Said The Territory Is On The Brink Of Financial Collapse, Mapp Says Everything Is Fine
STATE OF SHOCK: Mapp paints a rosy picture of the territory’s economic prospects in his third State of the Territory address last night. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the Virgin Islands has cut spending, made its operations more efficient and created conditions allowing for significant economic growth
MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” [ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S.