Government House News
Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Attorney General has sued Hess Corporation for “illegal desertion” of the HOVENSA oil refinery and issued a subpoena to its partner, Venezuela´s state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, South America (PDVSA), to explain its alleged role. The 350,000-barrels per day HOVENSA refinery was mothballed
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two units from the Virgin Islands Fire Services responded to a structural fire on Cecilia Gade at 1:24 p.m., according to the VIFS. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters from Hotel Company saw a two-story residential building fully engulfed in flames, fire services said. It took about
EPA’s Judith Enck CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly $5 million that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was holding in abeyance until the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources did a better job routinely testing air and water quality in the territory will now be released, according to Government House.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government gave two contracts to the Virgin Islands Paving Co. totaling $614,269.34 on Monday. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he signed two contracts for the Department of Public Works to improve the roads near Sion Hill, Rattan and a downtown area St. Croix.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – When the Virgin Islands slapped Hess. Corp. with a $1.5 billion suit last month accusing the oil company of shuttering a refinery it had promised to run through 2022, it didn’t also mention that it had already sued PDVSA for $3.8 billion the month before.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is one of at least 200 state governors and legislators from 16 states, territories and commonwealths at the Greenbrier Resort for the 55th Annual Southern States Energy Board meeting. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is hosting the event that began Sunday and ends Tuesday. One issue
Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The temporary ban on burning for the St. Thomas-St. John district will end on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Fire Service. The Fire Service said people who need permission to burn are urged to contact their area fire station so that fire personnel can conduct a
Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting