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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In his communication to Senate President Myron D. Jackson, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp approved 14 bills brought forward by the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands, signing them into law. At the same time, the territory’s chief executive vetoed three bills in their entirety. Expressing deep concern with sections

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Senate chair of the Health Committee for the Legislature says her office will be vetting a bill that would require local doctors who work in Virgin Islands hospitals to share some of their fees with the health facilities they work in. Senator Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly said in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Elections System of the Virgin Islands says it is broke and will have to postpone early primary voting until July 14. Early voting was scheduled to begin July 10 but in an internal memorandum obtained by the V.I. Free Press Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes said “we

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Jean Forde, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, expressed grave concerns early Monday morning, regarding “the current lack of safety and security at Port Authority facilities throughout the Virgin Islands.” “Most recently, two significant incidents highlighted the alarming lack

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas freshman senator has called out the Virgin Islands Board of Elections for circumventing a law establishing newly-formed, territory-wide board. The Board of Elections, led by self-described chairman Arturo Watlington Jr., voted Friday to split the board into committees over objections from minority board members.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Janelle K. Sarauw, 32, is the youngest female senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is thought to be the legislating body’s only openly LGBTQ lawmaker. After a successful campaign focused on government accountability and transparency, the St. Thomas native was elected in an April 2017 special

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CHRISTIANSTED — Citing potential conflicts of interest and a need for a more comprehensive approach, Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill mandating that the Director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Commissioner of Health serve as the chairpersons of the Virgin Islands Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation and

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GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter (incumbents) Independent Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt and Dwight Nicholson Independent Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen Independent Janette Millin Young and Edgar Bengoa Independent Moleto Smith Jr. and Hubert Lorenzo Frederick Independent Positive Nelson and Gary Udhwani

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved legislation calling for further regulation of billboards. Mapp said on Tuesday that he agreed with the intent of the legislation, which includes provisions to increase restrictions for billboards on public highways. However, the governor noted in his letter to Senate President

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has engaged St. Croix cultural preservationist Julio Encarnacion III to catalog and manage the territory’s priceless collection of antique artifacts and paintings. Governor Kenneth Mapp announced the appointment of the Chief Conservator on Tuesday in a letter to Senate President Myron Jackson,

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