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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four days before the election, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced a $27 million federal government plan to “expand and modernize the territory’s airports.” Mapp said Friday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has notified the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) that USEDA is considering awarding $27 million

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp advised Senate President Myron Jackson on Friday that he has approved funds for a special election so Virgin Islands’ voters can consider the initiative put forth by citizens to make changes to the structure of the Legislative Body. Bill No. 32-0329, now Act No. 8127, provides

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has condemned the attack on worshipers at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that took place over the weekend. Mapp said that his administration joins communities across the United States in mourning the loss of life, and offered prayers of support to

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CHRISTIANSTED — A veteran pollster on St. Croix says that if incumbent Governor Kenneth Mapp is going to be re-elected in 2018 he will have to face one of two native St. Thomians who are tied in a statistical dead heat. John Boyd, a former president of the St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the Virgin Islands Human Services Department a “performance bonus” for significantly improving its distribution and enforcement of benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2017. The USDA award for the Virgin Islands government was $190,000 in 2016 — $20,000

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has expressed solidarity with the people of Trinidad & Tobago following the dangerous flooding that is seriously impacting residents in communities in various parts of the twin-island nation. “We in the Virgin Islands know all too well the struggles and the pain associated with

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DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix

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CRUZ BAY – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they are inviting and encouraging St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,200 non-union classified and exempt employees of the Virgin Islands Government will receive three percent cost-of-living salary increases retroactive to October 1, 2018. Governor Kenneth Mapp authorized the salary increases via Executive Order on Thursday evening. Executive Order 485-2018 notes that these employees were not included in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has called the 32ndLegislature into Special Session on October 26th to consider his proposal to provide free college tuition to Virgin Islanders. Mapp said he submitted the free tuition plan to the Legislature five weeks ago. “The President of the University has indicated that any further

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