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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

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YVETTE CLARKE: Who does she think she is? NEW YORK — Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), says she is disappointed that former President Barack Obama did not posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey before leaving office. On his last day in office on Thursday, Obama commuted the sentences of

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S. Virgin Islands

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NEW YORK — U.S. law enforcement officials arrested a Jamaican with cocaine in beef pâtés at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this week. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said that officers intercepted Chantal Alecia Bedward on arrival on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. During her

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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

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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

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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

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DEAD AT 82: Roy Innis NEW YORK — Roy Innis, a politically-conservative civil rights leader who tussled philosophically — and physically, in one memorable televised encounter involving the Rev. Al Sharpton — with other activists during an embattled, decades-long tenure at the helm of the Congress of Racial Equality, died

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UNDER FIRE FOR POOR WORK ETHIC (JUST LIKE MAPP): Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett whines that she and other delegates have no vote, but she has taken no concrete steps to do anything about it. WASHINGTON — Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Non-voting Delegate to

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STAR POWER: Puerto Rico’s Delegate to Congress Jenniffer Gonzalez (R-PR) is demanding that the House of Representatives and Senate give her beautiful island-state parity with U.S. mainland states. SAN JUAN — For the first time in its history, a woman will be Puerto Rico’s representative in the U.S. Congress. Jenniffer

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