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Gov. Mapp Observes National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks In Territory

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued proclamations recognizing National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks.

The week May 6-12, 2018 has been declared National Nurses Week with the theme “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence”. The American Nurses Association, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and the Schneider Regional Medical Center will join forces to celebrate the amazing work of Virgin Islands nurses.

“I ask that all residents of this territory and the people of our Nation join me in honoring the registered nurses who care for all of us,” Mapp said. “I especially encourage the residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate registered nurses’ accomplishments – not just during this week, but at every opportunity during the year.”

The week May 6-12, 2018 is also National Hospital Week. “Caring Is Our Calling” is this year’s theme recognizing all dedicated healthcare professionals and medical personnel who provide healthcare services to the community.

“I urge all residents to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technology that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare possible in our territory,” the governor said.

National Tourism Week has also been proclaimed for May 6-12, 2018. This year’s theme “Travel Then and Now” is especially significant after suffering two Category 5 hurricanes in 2017.

“The huge impact of these storms on our tourism economy has been catastrophic with many in the industry reconstructing a robust tourism industry,” he said.

As part of the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Department of Tourism has organized month-long community activities.

“On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the community is asked to wear red to salute the men and women of the service industry,” the proclamation reads.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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