Tag: Gov. Kenneth Mapp

GOV. MAPP: Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Will Be ‘Transformed’ With New Project

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites the community to learn more about the “exciting upgrades” planned for St. Thomas waterfront at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. The official groundbreaking for the Veterans Drive Improvement Project is set for 10 a.m. on the eastern end of the waterfront near the Lover’s Lane […]

Michigan Attorney General’s Property Holdings At Ditleff Point Become Campaign Issue

INHERITED PROPERTY: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his sisters have been selling off parcels of land on a peninsula called Ditleff Point on St. John. CRUZ BAY — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette property holdings in the U.S. Virgin Islands have become a campaign issue in the Great Lakes State. Schuette was wished good […]

GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Voices Can Be Heard At St. John Town Hall Meeting Next Week

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites and encourages St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Governor Mapp said he will […]

Mapp Cabinet Meets on St. Croix to ‘Advance Storm Recovery’ … Calls It ‘Unique Opportunity’

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter met with cabinet members on Monday to discuss strategies to coordinate and accelerate the spending of anticipated federal funds to strengthen the territory’s recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “We have a unique opportunity to address many long-standing infrastructural needs in our community and we […]

Gov. Mapp Observes National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks In Territory

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has issued proclamations recognizing National Nurses, Hospitals and Tourism Weeks. The week May 6-12, 2018 has been declared National Nurses Week with the theme “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence”. The American Nurses Association, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and the Schneider Regional Medical Center will […]

QR CODING ART: Our Priceless Art and Antiques Being Evaluated For Dollars They’d Bring

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has engaged St. Croix cultural preservationist Julio Encarnacion III to catalog and manage the territory’s priceless collection of antique artifacts and paintings. Governor Kenneth Mapp announced the appointment of the Chief Conservator on Tuesday in a letter to Senate President Myron Jackson, and Encarnacion officially assumed his […]

St. Thomas Senator Millin Young and St. Croix Chamber President Bengoa To Challenge Mapp

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Edgar Bengoa confirmed today he would be running as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on a ticket with St. Thomas Sen. Janette Millin Young in the November gubernatorial elections. Although it’s not official, the word on the street was that Millin Young and […]

Mapp Acts on Nineteen Measures … Governor Vetoes Telemedicine Bill, EDC Extension Bill

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but instead loosens the requirements for renewing tax benefits. “Dangerous and […]

Mapp’s Hurricane Task Force Meets in St. John … Appoints Coral Bay’s Kurt Marsh as Liaison

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CRUZ BAY – At least 100 St. Johnians came out last week for the third community meeting of Governor Kenneth Mapp’s Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force. During the meeting at the Julius E. Sprauve school, Mapp’s Chief of Staff Eugene Farrell pledged more communication between the St. John community and the Administration. “This […]

MAPP: ‘I Believe My Lobbying Efforts Paid Off As Far As Stafford Act Is Concerned’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to improve the federal government’s response to disasters and rebuilding communities. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act would amend the 1988 Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which regulates how disaster recovery dollars are spent throughout the United States and its territories. […]