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“My personal dignity is at stake here.”–Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of Property and Procurement came to the governor’s defense to say that the chief executive is one of only two people authorized by law to have his own government vehicle for personal and government business. Property and Procurement

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said that he has called the Legislature into a Special Session to take place Thursday at 2 p.m. Mapp said the Special Session is needed is needed so that the government can continue to fund its bi-weekly payroll, pay vendors and pay income tax refunds.

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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   James as he was arrested in June CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix Senator Wayne James has been extradited from Italy to face corruption charges in the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. James was charged in an October 2015 indictment with wire fraud and embezzlement from a

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    Former Senator Wayne James in Italy ROME — A former St. Croix senator has decided not to fight extradition after he was arrested in Italy on an international warrant accusing him of using $90,000 in public funds for personal use, his lawyer said today. Attorney Gianpaolo Ronsisvalle said Wayne

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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp has delivered his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2017 ahead of the May 30th deadline with a 24.7% decrease in the structural deficit of the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget submission proposes a financial plan of $1.35 billion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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