Tag: Senate President Myron Jackson

Mapp Reappoints Hewitt Sewer To VIPA Board And Appoints Joseph To VIPFA Board

GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP REAPPOINTED LAUREL HEWITT SEWER TO THE VIPA BOARD [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has nominated Lennox Joseph to the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Board of Directors. The term of appointment is four years. Joseph will represent the St. Croix district and will replace Pablo […]

Bills, Nominations and CZM Permits Move Out of Legislative Session To Mapp’s Desk

BUSY WORK: Senate President Myron Jackson and St. Croix Senator Kurt Vialet confer on a piece of legislation on Friday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the 32nd Legislature, chaired by Senate President Myron Jackson, convened in Legislative Session at the Capitol Building on Friday, to vote on items on the agenda to include nominations, a […]

WHO’S IN CONTROL? Mapp Says He’s In D.C., Claude Walker, Myron Jackson on Tap

Government House said AG Claude Earl Walker is the acting governor of the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that Attorney General Claude Walker will serve as Acting Governor beginning late Saturday afternoon as Governor Kenneth Mapp, Lt. Governor Osbert Potter and Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens are out of the territory. Governor Mapp and […]

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 […]

Historic Meeting of U.S. Congress Takes Place in Legislature In St. Thomas … Mapp Is A No-Show

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A subcommittee from the powerful House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform held a meeting in the Legislature building in St. Thomas today. Congressman Blake Farenthood, R-Texas, chaired the Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall in Charlotte Amalie. Farenthood […]

Mapp Paints A Rosy Picture of Virgin Islands’ Future After Two Category 5 Hurricanes In State of Territory Address

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is healthy, reported Gov. Kenneth Mapp, in his fourth State of the Territory Address at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas, Monday evening. Mapp, who has been chief executive through back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, said that while he was sad […]

The Book On Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands Libraries After Hurricane Maria Tore Through The Region

ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all residents lacked power and 14 […]

Ban-The-Burn Bill Passes Muster In Legislature But Mapp Says Burn Will Go On No Matter What Senators Do

CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would prevent the burning of more than 600,000 cubic yards of vegetative hurricane debris in the territory. The St. John non-profit, along with The Sierra Club and the Virgin Island Conservation Society, announced […]

NO WORK SENATE: Senators Refuse To Deliberate Governor’s Bills After They Are Called Into Special Session By Mapp

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was disappointed Tuesday “regarding the 32nd Legislature’s failure to act on measures critical to continuing essential operations of the Virgin Islands government.” Senators, who were called into Special Session by the governor, adjourned without considering any of the important legislation on the November 21 agenda. “I’m hopeful Senators […]

Mapp Tells Government Retirees That He Will Have To Drastically Slash Their Health Care Benefits If His Government Is To Survive Budget Shortfalls

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp tells radio DJ Addie Ottley that he will have to drastically cut health care benefits to retirees in order to keep his government out of bankruptcy. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In an effort to reduce much of the government’s cost of health insurance benefits, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said […]