USVI governor issues executive order to reduce operating costs to protect essential services

ST THOMAS, USVI — By executive order, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has taken major steps to reduce the cost of government operations, given that cash revenues flowing into the treasury are insufficient to meet current expenses.

Noting that the 32nd Legislature continues to deliberate on his five-year economic recovery plan, which is designed eventually to eradicate the territory’s ongoing structural deficit, Mapp’s order cites the need for “immediate and comprehensive action to reduce current spending”, while ensuring, to the extent possible, that essential services to protect public health, safety, and welfare are preserved.

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King Maurice, Prince Short Shirt Won Junior Calypso Crowns

No stranger to the Junior Calypso stage, Maurice “King Maurice” Hansby took the crown in this year’s secondary division and Ny’kel “Prince Short Shirt” Emanuel defended his title in the intermediate competition.

AISHA-ZAKIYA, PHOTOGRAPHER

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Third Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival Seeking Entries

The Third Annual Reef Renaissance Film Festival is set for 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Coral World Ocean Park, St. Thomas. It will include screenings of works contributed by internationally acclaimed filmmakers, and it will be a juried competition. Professional, emerging and student filmmakers are encouraged to enter for a chance to win awards and acclaim.
The film festival was founded in 2012 by world-renowned documentary producer Paul Cater Deaton, conservationist and doctoral student Elena Kobrinski and photographer Monica Gephart. Read more.

What do Capitol Air pilots do when they are waiting for passengers ?

Why they go to the beach to watch airplanes. Princess Juliana airport in St. Maarten while sitting on Maho Beach. see more