Tag: Governor Kenneth Mapp

Governor Mapp Extends State of Emergency Declaration For Seventh Time Since Storms

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an order renewing the Virgin Islands State of Emergency declaration through September 1, 2018. “As the Territory of the Virgin Islands of the United States has suffered an emergency and a major disaster due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the need for a state […]

BEWARE FALSE TSUNAMI WARNINGS! Potter Is In Control of Territory Until Friday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Government House said that Governor Kenneth Mapp will be traveling out of the territory today. Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will serve as Acting Governor until Friday, according to the two-line prepared statement.

Governor Mapp Taps Averil George To Head Up V.I. Department of Labor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has formally nominated Averil George as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor. George has served as Acting Commissioner since her appointment on June 25. Governor Mapp said that George has been a great asset to his leadership team thus far, having exemplified hard work and dedication and accomplished much […]

Mapp Thanks Senators Who Rubber Stamped Payday Loan Disguised As Refinery Deal

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has formally approved an agreement with Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC to resume oil refining operations on St. Croix. The landmark agreement, ratified by the 32nd Legislature on July 25 as Bill No. 32-0246, is expected to create an estimated 1,300 construction jobs and as many as […]

OPINION BY SEN. JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG: ‘Mapp Is Trying To Buy Votes B4 Elections’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s press conference at Government House on Monday morning “played like a bad joke at the expense of the Virgin Islands people,” Senator Janette Millin Young said. “The governor is not being honest,” Millin Young said. “He is trying to lead the people of the […]

Mapp Says Gov’t Workers Get A Bump In Pay Before Elections … (And A Pink Slip After)

CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered that the minimum wage of all Executive Branch employees be raised to $13 per hour and for the base salaries of teachers, social workers and other vital government workers to be significantly increased in order to retain and recruit a robust workforce. The salary increases are outlined […]

Everything Is Going To Be All Right In Virgin Islands Now That Nancy Pelosi Has Visited

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged on Saturday to help speed up the hurricane recovery process in the U.S. Virgin Islands after a visit to St. Thomas with 15 other federal and local legislators. Governor Kenneth Mapp welcomed a congressional delegation to the territory led by V.I. […]

COMMENTARY BY JANETTE MILLEN-YOUNG: Mapp Put A Raw Deal Over On Us With Limetree Bay

FOOLED AND BEGUILED: Senator Janette Millen-Young says Gov. Kenneth Mapp pulled a fast one on the Legislature. Senators voted 9-5 to approve the Limetree Bay refinery deal. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Shortly after midnight last Thursday morning, nine members of the 32nd Legislature approved the governor’s multi-million-dollar plan to give Limetree […]

Critics Say Refinery Deal Is A Payday Loan … Designed To Float Government Until Elections

PAYDAY LOAN? Senators voted 9-5 to approve the Limetree Bay refinery deal on Wednesday. Critics say the tax concessions granted by the government were not needed for the oil storage terminal company ArcLight Capital Partners to transition the property into a refinery. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked the members […]

OP-ED PIECE: ‘Vote Slow, Not No’ On Limetree Refinery Deal: By Andrew C. Simpson

OP-ED PIECE BY ATTORNEY ANDREW C. SIMPSON [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] The Governor and Limetree Bay LLC are trying to hurry a refinery deal through our Legislature with undue speed. As the late Governor Farrelly used to say, “Hurry dog eat raw meat.” The proposed refinery operating agreement is a massive economic Christmas gift […]