Tag: Governor Kenneth Mapp

Government House Says OMB Director Julio Rhymer Is Acting Governor Until Friday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he will be traveling out of the territory on Tuesday afternoon for meetings with Arclight Capital Partners, majority owners of Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix, and Island Global Yachting, which operates Yacht Haven Grande and American Yacht Harbor on St. Thomas. Mapp […]

Gov. Mapp Recognizes Contributions of Filipinos In Territory On Their Independence Day

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp recognized the Virgin Islands Filipino community in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 2018. “On this occasion, we recognize those of Filipino descent who call the U.S. Virgin Islands their home,” Governor Mapp said. “We thank them […]

CREATIVE FINANCING: Mapp Says Contractors Can Be Paid With FEMA Funds We Already Have

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Finance Department to release more than $30 million to pay AECOM for performing work on the Emergency Home Repair VI program, which is repairing thousands of damaged homes across the territory. Of the total amount released, a check for […]

Mapp Nominates Four, Including Veterinarian, To V.I. Horse Racing Commission

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has nominated four people to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Dr. Laura Palminteri, Henry Schjang, Ian Samuel and Ronald Phillips to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Once approved by the Legislature, Schjang and Phillips will join the board in the St. Croix district, while Palminteri and Samuel […]

Mapp Teleconferences With Trump, FEMA On Lessons Learned From Hurricanes

FEMA Coordinating Officer William Vogel (left) sits next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp and VITEMA Director Mona Barnes. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp joined governors from across the country for a video teleconference Wednesday as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William “Brock” Long and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen met […]

Mapp Calls Out Virgin Islands Daily News’ Management For ‘Aides Get Big Raises’ Story

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Stories in the Virgin Islands Daily News continue to regularly include mischaracterizations and misinformation and the paper would be wise to invest in hiring at least one Virgin Islander to work in its news department, Governor Kenneth Mapp said this week. The governor took issue with Wednesday’s […]

MAPP: ‘Big Celebration Party’ For Public Students Who Complete Reading Challenge

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education in partnership with the Office of the Governor announces the launch of the 10th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs Monday, June 4 through Friday, September 2, 2018. The annual activity challenges students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer in […]

Canegata, Not Running For Any Office, Takes Credit For Federal Response To Disasters

FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access to Interior officials after the […]

OBITUARY NOTICE: Virgin Islanders Mourn Death of Oliver McCoy Webster

OBITUARY NOTICE: Oliver McCoy Webster [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp, on behalf of the government and people of the Virgin Islands, has issued a statement of condolence to the family, loved ones and friends of hotelier and business executive Oliver McCoy Webster, who passed away on May 29, 2018. […]

Government House Unveils Portraits of Former Governors in Special Ceremony

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Official portraits of former Gov. Roy Schneider and former Gov. Charles Turnbull, the fifth and sixth elected chief executives of the United States Virgin Islands, respectively, were unveiled to the public Monday during a ceremony at Government House, St. Croix. The portraits painted by local artist Shansi Miller are part of a […]