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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives today. As Speaker pro tempore, Plaskett will manage debate on the House Floor. Plaskett was sworn in to her third term as the U.S. Representative for the Virgin Islands. Delegate Plaskett has recently been appointed Senior Whip

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. commonwealth, a move that would hit bondholders. The board said late Monday the debt includes all general obligation bonds that were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas senator says “the territory has made a momentous step towards economic diversification, revenue generation and cultural revitalization.” Bill No. 32-0308, a bill creating the Division of Festivals and the Cultural Heritage Institute under the Department of Tourism, has been signed into law by Governor

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital along with Governor-Elect Albert Bryan, Jr., Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, Plessen Healthcare and the V.I. Health Department welcomed back many of the previously evacuated dialysis patients. The ceremony was held at the Palms of Pelican Cove on Sunday. “It was an honor

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The death of a Florida cardiologist in the British Virgin Islands is being investigated by police in this territory. The body of Dr. Joseph Horgan was found December 20 in the waters near Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police. Horgan, 65, an avid sailor, had

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SANTIAGO — Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Interior Ministry subsecretary, told Chilean Sunday paper El Mercurio in

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted today, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Trump did not give

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WASHINGTON — A few lines in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 would make cockfighting illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the massive 2018 Farm Bill compromise reached recently between House and Senate negotiators. In June, the Senate version of the bill did not include language to extend the federal

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Governor-elect Albert Bryan, Jr. said he will visit the nation’s capitol this week to meet with Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, along with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials. Since announcing the leadership of his transition team during a press conference on Nov. 28,

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico dispersed millions of dollars in holiday bonuses to government workers on Wednesday despite a warning from its federally appointed oversight board that doing so could harm the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s ability to make payroll later in the current fiscal year. Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office announced

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