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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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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Edgar Bengoa confirmed today he would be running as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on a ticket with St. Thomas Sen. Janette Millin Young in the November gubernatorial elections. Although it’s not official, the word on the street was that Millin Young and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but instead loosens the requirements for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked members of the 32nd Legislature for their support and congratulated all nominees confirmed during today’s Legislative Session. “I appreciate the Legislature’s action on these important nominations so that those appointed can move forward with confidence,” Mapp said. “The Department of Public Works, the

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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG CHARLOTTE AMALIE –Having received several complaints from constituents about the way the medical evacuees have been treated on the mainland and the precarious state of their well-being as they receive care so far from home, Senator Janette Millin Young says she remains deeply concerned. Considering this, Senator

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CHRISTIANSTED — Non-profits in the territory are going to get their money after all. Without the money, many of the organizations that help the Virgin Islands most needy would be in the red financially. So Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he changed his mind and has re-directed the Office of

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CRUZ BAY — Property tax reform is crucial for all Virgin Islanders, especially St. Johnians, and must be tackled now as part of the territory’s hurricane recovery efforts, Sen. Janette Millin Young said. Sen. Millin Young is the prime sponsor of Bill No. 32-0030, which would provide property tax reform for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A subcommittee from the powerful House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform held a meeting in the Legislature building in St. Thomas today. Congressman Blake Farenthood, R-Texas, chaired the Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall in Charlotte Amalie. Farenthood

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