Tag: Gov. Kenneth Mapp

St. Croix Man Atnelle Livingston Harris, A Relation To Lyana Serieux And Her Family, Shot To Death Near Mutual Homes On Sunday

SHOT DEAD: Social media was abuzz after it was reported that Atnelle Livingston Harris, 24, had been shot to death near St. Croix Mutual homes on Sunday evening. Police will not say if his death is connected to the July murders of Lyana Serieux, 24, Jeremiah Serieux, 5, and Jordan Serieux, 10. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED […]

Argument Leads To Stabbing of Man in The Left Breast On St. John … Injured Man Remains In Critical Condition At Schneider Regional Medical Center

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — A verbal argument between two men in St. John turned violent when one of the men stabbed the other in the upper chest on Saturday morning — the injured man is in critical condition and could die. Police did not release official information on the incident but the Virgin Islands […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

FOR THE BIRDS? Mapp Went To Denver Airport To Find Ways To Reduce ‘Bird Strikes’ On Aircraft Flying To To St. Thomas And St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he wants to improve airport operations at the Cyril E. King International and Henry E. Rohlsen airports in St. Thomas and St. Croix. Most importantly, Mapp said that he saw a “grave danger” to aircraft flying in to the territory from […]

BIR: Mapp’s ‘Timeshare Tax’ Draws A Lawsuit About Its Legality As Territory Scrambles To Rob Peter To Pay Paul

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the territory banned from the bond market — it has to find a way somehow to continue to make payments on $2 billion in bond debt. To that end, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has decided to order BIR Director Marvin Pickering to slap a higher room tax rate on people who stay […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Shunned From Bond Market, Territory Will See If It Can Float Itself Out Of Its Cash Crisis

A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital. Pipes underneath the emergency room collapsed in […]

Gov. Mapp Chooses AT&T To Interface With Public Safety, Fire Services In USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is leading the way to modernize communications for its public safety community, according to a statement from Government House. Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced his decision today to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community, helping first responders save lives and protect communities. “The United States Virgin […]