Government House News
U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 50-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges related to official abuse of territorial power, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. George W. Lewis, Jr. who worked as VITEMA’s emergency planner, admitted in U.S. District Court to one
BEST BOONDOGGLE YET! Mapp, Senators, Cabinet Members Enjoy The Good Life in Tortola While The Territory Suffers Through Rampant Crime And High Unemployment
LIVIN’ HIGH ON THE HOG: (left to right) Gov. Charles Turnbull, Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Gov. John Duncan, Premier Orlando Smith ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he celebrated the 42nd Annual USVI / BVI Friendship Day with former Gov. Charles Turnbull this weekend. Mapp said he and
Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp forwarded a bill to the Legislature to provide for an appropriation of $550,000 for operating expenses from the general fund to the V.I. Taxicab Commission and for the implementation of mandatory continuing education for taxi and tour operators as a condition
Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Attorney General has sued Hess Corporation for “illegal desertion” of the HOVENSA oil refinery and issued a subpoena to its partner, Venezuela´s state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, South America (PDVSA), to explain its alleged role. The 350,000-barrels per day HOVENSA refinery was mothballed
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two units from the Virgin Islands Fire Services responded to a structural fire on Cecilia Gade at 1:24 p.m., according to the VIFS. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters from Hotel Company saw a two-story residential building fully engulfed in flames, fire services said. It took about
EPA’s Judith Enck CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly $5 million that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was holding in abeyance until the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources did a better job routinely testing air and water quality in the territory will now be released, according to Government House.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government gave two contracts to the Virgin Islands Paving Co. totaling $614,269.34 on Monday. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he signed two contracts for the Department of Public Works to improve the roads near Sion Hill, Rattan and a downtown area St. Croix.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – When the Virgin Islands slapped Hess. Corp. with a $1.5 billion suit last month accusing the oil company of shuttering a refinery it had promised to run through 2022, it didn’t also mention that it had already sued PDVSA for $3.8 billion the month before.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is one of at least 200 state governors and legislators from 16 states, territories and commonwealths at the Greenbrier Resort for the 55th Annual Southern States Energy Board meeting. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is hosting the event that began Sunday and ends Tuesday. One issue
Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big