Category: Government House News

Fire Near The Big Cock Bar & Grill In Stoners Alley Leaves Structure With Smoke, Fire And Water Damage In St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Fire Services personnel assigned to the Hotel Company Fire Station responded to a structural fire at #67 Kronprindsen Gade. When fire personnel arrived on the scene near the Big Cock Bar & Grill in Stoners Alley about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, they found a one-story wooden structure engulfed […]

BLACKLASH! Two Days Before A Storm Is Expected To Reach St. Croix, WAPA Plunges The Big Island Into Darkness For Six Hours … For No Reason At All!

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Two days before Invest 91L was expected to reach the territory, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) plunged St. Croix into darkness for nearly six hours. At least 14,000 WAPA customers were affected as a light drizzle fell on St. Croix accompanied by 19 mile-per-hour winds. Officially, the quasi-government […]

Mapp: V.I. Children Of Low-Income Parents Are Now Eligible For Increased Medical Insurance Benefits From The Federal Government

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Children of low-income parents will be able to apply for increased medical insurance benefits from the federal government starting on Oct. 1. The V.I. Department of Education will play a key role in helping the local government to identify children who will be eligible for federally subsidized healthcare coverage under […]

Fitch Ratings, One of Three Major Credit Rating Firms, Brings Territory Down Three Notches With The Promise It Will Sink Lower … Soon

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — Seeing few options for improvment to the territory’s finances,  Fitch Ratings took its credit rating on the Virgin Islands down all the way to triple-C from B. That’s a steep three-notch downgrade, bringing it to a level that indicates significant risk of default. Also, Fitch is maintaining a negative outlook. The problem […]

Mapp: Reports of Rapes At St. Croix’s National Guard Armory Are ‘Disturbing’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Accompanied by local and federal officers of the United States Army National Guard, Gov. Kenneth Mapp disclosed findings in what he termed a “disturbing” report of a history of sexual assault, harassment and other inappropriate activity within the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING). The Governor said he was briefed a year ago […]

Virgin Islands Tourism Kicks Off Its ‘So Nice’ Advertising Campaign Featuring Reggae Star Pressure Busspipe

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was revised to give […]

VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURISM BOON OR BUST? Nine States To Require A United States Passport to Visit Them in 2018

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory? Will it be a positive […]

Another Mapp Cabinet Official Calls It Quits: This Time It Is Public Works Commissioner Gustav James

BONEHEAD SOCIETY: Public Works Commissioner Gustav James stands to the right of Gov. Kenneth Mapp when Mapp-Potter Administration Cabinet officials were first announced. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Another prominent Mapp-Potter administration appointee has called it quits. This time it’s Public Works Commissioner Gustav James. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has named Nelson Petty, […]

ANOTHER BOONDOGGLE! Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty Touts Her Department’s Participation In Upcoming National BJ Convention In New Orleans

GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a small-scale promotion — and less […]

Claude Walker Suspends Charges Against U.S. Customs Agent Who Ambushed Her Boyfriend

Vanessa Jackson is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent with friends in high places. FREDERIKSTED — Local Attorney General Claude Walker is showing his true intestinal fortitude — once again. First Walker dropped out of a national global warming lawsuit against Exxon because he said that the local government is broke. And now bowing […]