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Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

islandjoan
February 15, 2017 02:49PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,565

Someone in the office had the hard copy, don't know if anyone pays for the online version and can post the link?

Mapp said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it.

How do we proceed with the demand? Does it have to go thru the Legislature, or does it need to be a petition?

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

Alana33
February 15, 2017 03:16PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,870

I was only able to see the headline not read the DN article.
My thoughts:
It'll be a cold day in Hell before he gives up his luxury lifestyle or cuts his salary. Lip service means NOTHING!

There needs to be a petition to:
A. Reduce the number of Senators.
B. Reduce ALL salaries for Senators, Gov., Lt. Gov., commissioners and administrators back to pre bill #6901 levels.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

vicanuck
February 15, 2017 03:26PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

He should just resign...that would be more beneficial.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

AandA2VI
February 18, 2017 10:55PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,232

I literally spit out my rum. What a JOKE. I am spending Wednesday of next week taking photos of Mahogany Rd. not that it'll do anything. I guess we all got the slap in the face we needed with the progression of the sin tax and the opposition of it.... I am curious... does it include the cruise ship port in STT? All those stores that are owned by the cruise ships, will they not be duty free anymore?

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

Scubadoo
February 18, 2017 11:03PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,029

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AandA2VI
All those stores that are owned by the cruise ships, will they not be duty free anymore?

Jewelry and watches duty free,rum and tobaco not so much

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

AandA2VI
February 18, 2017 11:47PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,232

Ah yea, I guess there's a bigger market in the jewelry vs booze and cigs - to take back home I mean. I saw in the paper as I glanced at it that they estimate 4 million in revenue. Do we think that's accurate? Nevermind the fact that we pay them all 12-20 million a year. Smh.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

speee1dy
February 19, 2017 08:35AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,547

i thought the people demanded it already?

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

East Ender
February 19, 2017 09:30AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,937

What stores are owned by the cruise ships? They have their own stores on the ship.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

Alana33
February 19, 2017 12:35PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,870

Yeah, we have a financial crisis but they still had a fabulous party on STX at government house with fabulous catered food and Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Nights playing fabulous music, and staying over for the Ag fest.
Glad we are footing the bill for all the fabulousness and partying our Governor is constantly indulging himself and his cronies in.
Pisses me off!

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

COLDER
February 19, 2017 04:25PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 185

Once again Mr Mapp has no idea how to lead the USVI or set a good example.
He has a great opportunity to show leadership by volunteering to take a pay cut and reduce expenses. but NO, he will only do it if taxpayers demand that he takes a reduction
He has said that a pay cut would not take care of the problem we face.
Does he know how to eat a elephant ?
One piece at a time.
Lots of small cuts will be small bites out of this financial elephant setting on the chest of the USVI taxpays
And he wonders why the financial markets have turn their backs on the USVI.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

AandA2VI
February 19, 2017 08:12PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,232

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East Ender
What stores are owned by the cruise ships? They have their own stores on the ship.
Sorry, not owned but the kickbacks ships get from the stores. I guess it might be false - I'm going based on a port worker who told me this.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

Alana33
February 19, 2017 08:19PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,870

Cruise ships do, I believe, get paid to advertise certain stores in different ports.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

speee1dy
February 20, 2017 07:51AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,547

i know one store downtown who does not take or give kickbacks.

the tour operators do go to the stores to check them out and speak with the owners though


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AandA2VI
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East Ender
What stores are owned by the cruise ships? They have their own stores on the ship.
Sorry, not owned but the kickbacks ships get from the stores. I guess it might be false - I'm going based on a port worker who told me this.

Re: Mapp, in today's Daily News, said he would cut his salary if the people demanded it

East Ender
February 20, 2017 05:39PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,937

The stores that advertise on the ships are paying for the privilege. I'm not sure if that is a kickback.

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