Lawmakers brought up the fact that Laurel Hewitt-Sewer is directly related not only to Gov. Mapp, but also VIPA Director David Mapp, the governor’s brother. The current VIPA director assumed his role when his predecessor, Carlton Dowe, was terminated by the board in 2016. Hewitt-Sewer cast one of the five yes votes that resulted in Dowe’s termination and Mapp’s installment. ... See MoreSee Less
Lawmakers on Thursday held in committee the renomination of Laurel Hewitt-Sewer, cousin of Gov. Kenneth Mapp, to the governing board of the Virgin Islands Port Authority after raising concerns over co...
This nomination should not even be reconsidered but rejected immediately. Perhaps when you ask the question again regarding who is in charge of the Procurement Department you will get a concise answer to this question. The glaring nepotism claim, poor state of our port resources and dismissal of competent Executive staff, etc., is sufficient reason to disapprove this nomination without any reservation.
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