Tag: Governor Kenneth Mapp

‘Noted’ Photojournalist Hillary Hodge Sr. Remembered As Beloved Community Member

OBITUARY NOTICE: HILLARY HODGE SR. ON ST. THOMAS [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has extended condolences to the family and friends of Hillary Hodge Sr., whom he called “one of the territory’s most notable photographers.” Hodge spent many years working as a photojournalist and was a much beloved community […]

Congressional Cmte Says Mapp Has Some ‘Splainin’ To Do About Gun Seizure Order

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Natural Resources committee told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night that he and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee want answers from Governor Kenneth Mapp about his gun seizure orders. They have given Mapp until August 1 to respond to a […]

Finance’s Valdamier Collens Is Acting Governor After Mapp and Potter Leave Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House in St. Thomas said that Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will be traveling out of the territory today. The official statement did not say where Mapp or Potter would be going or what they would be doing once they got there. Commissioner of Finance Valdamier Collens will […]

Finance Commissioner Says Government Is Up To Date With GERS After $38M Payment

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In accordance with the proposal submitted in March 2018 to the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) and the United States District Court for the Virgin Islands, Commissioner of Finance Valdamier Collens, said to all government employees that the Department of Finance has remitted payment of all outstanding contributions and withholdings to GERS, […]

Mapp Approves 14 Bills … Resolution To Pray We Don’t Get Hit By Another Hurricane

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In his communication to Senate President Myron D. Jackson, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp approved 14 bills brought forward by the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands, signing them into law. At the same time, the territory’s chief executive vetoed three bills in their entirety. Expressing deep concern with sections of Bill No. 32-0179, Governor […]

Mapp Says $248M in HUD Community Development Block Grant Funding Is Approved

CHRISTIANSTED — During a Cabinet meeting on St. Croix on Tuesday, Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked his leadership team and other members of his Administration for “working tirelessly” with the U.S. Virgin Islands community and federal officials to submit proposals which resulted in the approval of critical funds for the recovery and the long-term sustainable development of […]

Senate Health Chair Says Its Time For Local Doctors To Pay Fair Share To Hospitals

CHRISTIANSTED — The Senate chair of the Health Committee for the Legislature says her office will be vetting a bill that would require local doctors who work in Virgin Islands hospitals to share some of their fees with the health facilities they work in. Senator Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly said in a Facebook post that the […]

Mapp Says All Non-Essential Government Workers Are Off For Remnants of Beryl

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Due to severe weather conditions from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, all government offices and summer schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands are now closed. All non-essential government employees across the territory have been instructed to remain home on Monday, July 9, 2018. First responders and employees […]

Mapp Advises People of The Territory To Beware of Tropical Storm Beryl’s Impacts

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has urged residents of the territory to take necessary precautions even as Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to pass south of the Virgin Islands in the days ahead. After meeting with […]

OBITUARY NOTICE: Virgin Islands Media Star Lee Vanterpool Dies in Georgia At 76

OBITUARY NOTICE: LEE VANTERPOOL OF ST. THOMAS. HE DIED IN GEORGIA AT AGE 76. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands has lost one of its premier broadcasting and media experts, said Governor Kenneth Mapp, who extended condolences to the family and many friends of Leon “Lee” Vanterpool. Known popularly as “Lee Vee,” he died at […]