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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Edgar Bengoa confirmed today he would be running as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on a ticket with St. Thomas Sen. Janette Millin Young in the November gubernatorial elections.
Although it’s not official, the word on the street was that Millin Young and Bengoa would be running this year.
Their candidacy brings to nearly 20 the number of candidates who will challenge Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter in the fall.
Word is that Mapp will announce an “October Surprise” just before the elections in November that British Petroleum (BP) is buying the South Shore oil refinery on St. Croix and again operating the former HOVENSA plant as an oil and gas producing facility.
The official announcement was made May 9 at Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas.
In January of 2018, Mapp called Millin Young, a sitting St. Thomas senator, a “setty fowl” and said she was “stupid” for questioning the Limetree Bay Terminals proposal on St. Croix.
EDGAR BENGOA: THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT ON ST. CROIX