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Governor Mapp Extends Thanksgiving Holiday Greetings, Government Leave Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued a proclamation heralding the upcoming Thanksgiving Day and providing administrative leave for all non-essential Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) employees this Friday.

“The holiday season is upon our territory, and we all look forward to the gathering of family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018,” Mapp declared in a proclamation. “I would like to extend that holiday and grant administrative leave on Friday, November 23, 2018.”

Wishing all residents of the Virgin Islands a Happy Thanksgiving, Governor Mapp encouraged families to reflect on their most cherished memories and, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, to spend quality time building strong bonds with friends and family.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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