Tag: Governor Kenneth Mapp

BIG FAT LIAR! McCollum Says She Moved School’s Generator To Keep It From Being Stolen … Senator Says: Resign!

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix Senator is calling for the immediate resignation of Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum over her alleged “misuse of government equipment.” Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. (D-St. Croix) said that he wrote to Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday asking him to urge McCollum to resign over her “abuse of power.” “I read with […]

Governor Mapp Recognizes Government Employees on St. Thomas and St. Croix

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he expressed his deep gratitude to nearly 80 government employees at the Division of Personnel’s 29th Annual Employee Recognition Week ceremonies at Government House on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Mapp said that the accomplishments were even more impressive given the challenges faced by public […]

Mapp, Health Failed To Pre-Position Portable Dialysis Trailers Before Storms

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Aurio Correa entered the St. Thomas hospital last August to prepare for knee surgery. The 89-year-old St. Thomian had Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but was otherwise in good health for his age, according to his daughter, Luz Correa Chesterfield. Before he could have the surgery at Schneider Regional Medical Center, Hurricane Irma […]

Governor Mapp Takes Steps To Shore Up GERS Financially In Advance of Elections

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said this week that he was taking steps in his proposed budget to prop up the faltering Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS). Mapp presented his proposed fiscal year 2019 budget to Virgin Islands Senate President Myron Jackson on Wednesday. The island’s fiscal year starts […]

Gov. Mapp Promises To Keep Hiring Government Employees Up Until Re-Election Victory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has lifted the freeze on non-essential hiring in the Executive Branch of Government. The change goes into effect immediately. “As the U.S. Virgin Islands recovers from last year’s hurricanes, this job and wage thaw creates numerous opportunities to attract and retain necessary staff to assist in the territory’s recovery,” Mapp […]

Mapp Says He Has Had Ways To Solve GERS Financial Crisis … But Is Only Telling Us Now

[ad name=”HTML-68″]   [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he has had ways to “revitalize” the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) through legislation — but didn’t reveal them until now. In a letter to Senate President Myron D. Jackson Thursday night, Mapp proposed restoring solvency of GERS by increasing the Government’s annual contribution to […]

TIME TO SPEND! Gov. Mapp Says We Can Expend Our Way Into Hurricane Recovery

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE ― Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed $1.278 billion budget Wednesday evening to the 32nd Legislature to fund the operations of the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) for Fiscal Year 2019 which commences on October 1, 2018. In the budget proposal transmitted to Senate President Myron Jackson, GVI operations will […]

Gov. Mapp Congratulates New Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Win

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has congratulated Barbados’ new Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her election victory last week. Governor Mapp congratulated the new Prime Minister on the strong mandate she received at the polls, and shared the Territory’s commitment to continue working with Barbados and […]

GOV. MAPP: Virgin Islanders Mourn Loss of Twirling Pioneer Helen Sebastien Gabriel

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE ― “The territory has lost a dedicated public servant and twirling pioneer with the passing of Helen Sebastien Gabriel,” Governor Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday. “On behalf of the government and people of the Virgin Islands, I convey profound condolences to the family, friends, loved ones and associates of […]

Farmer of Year Honored at 47th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair … It Runs To Monday

FREDERIKSTED — The theme “V.I. Agriculture Strong: Rebound, Rebuild, Regrow” resonated throughout the fairground of the Rudolph E. Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix during the 47th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair. The festivities kicked off on Saturday and will continue through Monday. Agrifest has become one of the territory’s largest and most anticipated annual […]