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Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)

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WASHINGTON –– Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), ranking member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, released the following statement regarding a recent article in the National Review urging Congress not to trust the USVI with post-disaster funds: “It has been my position that the use of post-disaster federal funds to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged on Saturday to help speed up the hurricane recovery process in the U.S. Virgin Islands after a visit to St. Thomas with 15 other federal and local legislators. Governor Kenneth Mapp welcomed a congressional delegation to the territory led by V.I.

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CRUZ BAY — Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt said that she has been following media reports closely concerning Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s Bill H. R. 4731 that proposes to extend the agreement between CBI Acquisitions, the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort, for an additional 60 years and under “very special terms.”

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CHRISTIANSTED — The cost to rebuild the Virgin Islands’ infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is guess-stimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday. In a letter forwarded to congressional leaders, the governor outlined the costs associated with restoring the territory’s power system, rebuilding schools and hospitals,

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ST. JOHN’S PRISTINE BEAUTY: No longer on the list of UNESCO biosphere reserves thanks to the Trump Administration in Washington. WASHINGTON — The United States government has quietly withdrawn St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park from the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves program, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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DRAINING THE SWAMP: President Trump is not expected to ask Congress to supplement funding for Zika virus tracking that is slated to end this summer. ATLANTA — Federal monies that have helped states and territories track the Zika virus may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk

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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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