Government Press Releases

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Government House: FCC Pledges $204 Million to Restore USVI Communications Network

(Official release) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Friday pledged his agency’s commitment to help restore and expand the U.S. Virgin Islands communications network. After meeting with U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and members of the Hurricane Recovery Task Force, Pai announced $204 million in … Continue reading

Press Release: Governor Mapp attends tour of Virgin Islands Next Generation

Governor Ken Mapp, together with other senior leadership members of the Virgin Islands Next Generation (viNGN) Team, toured the viNGN Network Operations Center (NOC) and a Fiber Access Point (FAP) facility earlier today. The scheduled tour was developed in order to provide an onsite perspective of overall viNGN operations and gain an appreciation of the … Continue reading

Gothic Handwriting Instruction to be offered at St. Thomas & St. Croix PCCs by Rigsarkivet (Danish National Archives)

Gothic Handwriting Instruction A five-session train-the-trainer course for Virgin Islands Researchers, Historians, Students, Scholars, Genealogists On March 31, 2017, the Rigsarkivet (Danish National Archives) will officially release online for free access over 5,000,000 images of digitized historical records of the Danish West Indies. Many of these documents are written in 19th century Danish Gothic handwriting … Continue reading

Computer Science Education Week Declared by Governor Mapp Set for December 5, 2016

ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has proclaimed the week of December 5, 2016, through December 11, 2016, to be Computer Science Education Week in the United States Virgin Islands. The period is observed each year to honor Grace Murray Hopper, one of the first females in the field of computer science, who engineered … Continue reading

VI Bureau of Internal Revenue Excise Tax Portal Seminars Introduce Secure Online Payments

Effective May 20th 2016, U.S. Virgin Islands taxpayers will have the ability to prepare, submit and pay securely for their Excise Tax (721 VI) returns online. To introduce the community to this new service, the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue will be hosting a series of seminars beginning on St. John at the Legislative Annex May … Continue reading

Notice of public meeting on environmental impact of nationwide public safety broadband network

The Bureau of Information Technology, Office of the Governor, will host a Town Hall on St. Croix Friday, April 22, 2016, when residents may review and discuss the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network in the non-contiguous states and territories of the United States. The First Responder Network Authority … Continue reading


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