2016 Presidential Election
ENTERPRISE, Trinidad — By the time he was 17, Fahyim Sabur had memorized the Quran. At 23, he was shunning calypso parties and giving private Arabic lessons in his neighborhood here in Enterprise, about 20 miles south of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. A year later,
LOOKING BUSHED IN THE BVI: President Barack and Michelle pose for photos with Necker Island attendants. NECKER ISLAND, BVI— President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday after jetting in to our region on Richard Branson’s jet. The former first couple posed with staff
G.O.P.’S JOHN CANEGATA WASHINGTON – Virgin Islands Republican Chairman John Canegata released the following statement after leading the territory’s delegation in attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence: “It was a tremendous honor to join fellow Virgin Islanders in representing our territory at the inauguration
Jevon Williams (left) and John Canegata. WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump met with the U.S. Senate today to bring awareness to critical issues facing the territory. Leading the delegation in meeting with the Republican majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy
AT THE CAPITOL TODAY: JOHN CANEGATA WASHINGTON — The territory’s Republican leaders are going to Capitol Hill today. Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman John Canegata, national committeewoman and former territorial Sen. Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal, and national committeeman Jevon Williams will raise several issues in a meeting with the Republican
JOE BIDEN PUTTING AT CARAMBOLA RESORT CHRISTIANSTED — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to St. Croix today for some fun in the sun with his family during one of his final weeks in office, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Biden’s motorcade was preceded by a U.S. Coast
WASHINGTON — The Trump presidential transition will be responsible for filling over 4,000 positions at a variety of levels of the federal government, including the Virgin Islands-based positions of U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and judge in the federal District Court. “The Republican Party has given President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect
STUMPING FOR CLINTON: V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett CHRISTIANSTED – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at a major campaign rally for the Clinton/Kaine Campaign in North Carolina on Thursday. Plaskett who, endorsed Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee in April, joined First Lady Michelle Obama and several other member of Congress
CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is. In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.
Michigan Political Consultant Wins Battle To Have His Delegates Slate Seated By Virgin Islands G.O.P.
WINNER: John Yob of Michigan CRUZ BAY — A months-long battle over who would represent the Virgin Islands at next week’s Republican National Convention — a fight somewhat oddly involving several Michigan political consultants — has finally been worked out, with well-known strategist John Yob’s slate