Tag: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter

Governor Expresses Condolences To People of Anguilla Over Emile Gumbs’ Death

LADY JOSEPHINE GUMBS AND SIR EMILE GUMBS [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he expresses his sincere condolences to the people of Anguilla, and to the many Virgin Islanders with strong Anguillan ties, on the passing of former Chief Minister Sir Emile Gumbs. Sir Emile died earlier this […]

Acting Gov. Potter Orders Firefighters, Police To BVI To Help Control Landfill Blaze

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has authorized the United States Virgin Islands Fire and Police departments to assist the Government of the British Virgin Islands with extinguishing a massive landfill blaze that erupted Wednesday night. Potter said his action is in response to a request from the Premier of the […]

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 […]

2018 ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL: ‘A Testament to Spirit and Resilience of V.I. Community’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The “indomitable spirit of the people of the territory was unmistakable” as Virgin Islanders and visitors filled the downtown streets of St. Thomas on Friday for the 2018 Carnival Children’s Parade and on Saturday for this year’s Carnival Adult’s Parade. Despite the challenges of recovering from back-to-back […]

66th Annual Food Fair Showcases Resiliency and Creativity of Virgin Islands People

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islanders from home and abroad, along with visitors to the territory, filled Emancipation Garden for the 66th annual food fair held every Wednesday of Carnival week. The arts and crafts and the food were especially sweet after very challenging months for the four islands. Governor Kenneth […]

CARNIVAL TONIGHT! Judy’s Gypsyville Kicks Off Festivities in St. Thomas This Evening

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter are encouraging residents and visitors to take part in the upcoming Virgin Islands Carnival celebrations and to enjoy the festivities responsibly. Governor Mapp, by proclamation, has granted administrative leave for government employees. The public is reminded that most government offices will […]

Government House Issues Two-Line Press Release Saying Mapp Is Already in Miami

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a two-line press release, Government House said that “U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will be traveling out of the territory from today, April 2 to Tuesday, April 3.” The press release said that Mapp will attend the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery […]

BIGGER GOV’T NEEDED! As More Federal Dollars Roll In, Mapp Says We Need To Spend Them

CHRISTIANSTED — As federal recovery and insurance dollars begin flowing into the territory, it is critical that local officials remain prepared for their efficient and accountable expenditure, Gov. Kenneth Mapp told members of his Cabinet on Friday. “The U.S. Government will make available to the people of the Virgin Islands more than $8 billion dollars […]

WEEKLY WAPA UPDATE: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Says That It Is Doing Its Best To Re-Connect You To Electricity By Christmas … But Is It 2017 or 2018?

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Speaking at a news conference hosted by Acting Governor Osbert Potter this week, Executive Director Julio Rhymer, Sr. thanked WAPA’s employees, along with the on and off-island contractors, and the public who continue to support the ongoing restoration of electrical service across the territory. Rhymer reported that the build-out of primary […]

Mapp-Potter Administration Raided Insurance Guaranty Fund After The Passing Of Hurricane Irma

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The local government for years has “redirected” money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Thomas and St. John two weeks ago and Hurricane Maria is poised to decimate St. Croix on Wednesday. During years of yawning […]