Tag: Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)

Canegata, Not Running For Any Office, Takes Credit For Federal Response To Disasters

FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access to Interior officials after the […]

FCC Gives USVI and PR $64 Million To Repair Communications Networks After Storms

WASHINGTON — Eight months after hurricanes Maria and Irma, large swaths of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands still don’t have reliable internet access and phone service—denying the Americans that live there a crucial life line as the islands continue their recoveries from the storms. Of the more than 4,600 people who according to […]

Clinton Global Initiative Starts Post-Disaster Recovery ‘Action Network’ in Miami Today

MIAMI – Former President Bill Clinton formally launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables this morning. The meeting brings together at least 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: USVIHTA Supports Re-Opening of Caneel Bay Resort in St. John

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] The Honorable Stacey Plaskett 331 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Dear Congresswoman Plaskett: As you are aware, Hurricanes Irma and Maria dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is central to our economy and bringing back Caneel Bay – a major hotel […]

GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force Continues To Make Progress

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – The Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, created by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, met on St. Croix on Wednesday as part of the Governor’s mission to rebuild the territory in a way that prioritizes sustainability and resiliency. “Recovering from the storm is not only a priority, but a necessity”, […]

Historic Meeting of U.S. Congress Takes Place in Legislature In St. Thomas … Mapp Is A No-Show

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A subcommittee from the powerful House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform held a meeting in the Legislature building in St. Thomas today. Congressman Blake Farenthood, R-Texas, chaired the Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall in Charlotte Amalie. Farenthood […]

V.I. Republican National Committeeman Says Plaskett Should Be Willing To Work With G.O.P. For Good of Territory

CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s criticism of the administration in the opinion page of today’s Virgin Islands Free Press among other media: “Congresswoman Plaskett has repeatedly shown that she is more interested in party politics than rolling up her sleeves and working […]

OPINION: Del. Plaskett Explains Why She Will Never Attend Another Trump State of the Union Speech

By CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT I did not have high expectations for this year’s State of the Union address. But I expected that the President would be duty bound to address the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria and give his administration’s plans for rebuilding, and therefore I felt it was necessary to be present […]

Male Plaskett Employee Will Spend Two Years In Prison For Admitting To Circulating Topless Photo of Delegate

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — Former employees of Del. Stacey Plaskett pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to distributing lewd images of the Virgin Islands congresswoman and her husband. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that Juan McCullum and Dorene Browne-Louis pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court for the District of […]

Plaskett’s Letter Forces Lax Postal Officials In Frederiksted To Get Off Of Their Arses and Clean Up The Post Office

OVERDUE CLEANUP: The Frederiksted Post Office was content to leave hurricane debris in front of their work place indefinitely. Del. Stacey Plaskett’s letter forced them to start working to clean up the West End post office. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Some 75 days after Hurricane Maria, Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says it’s high time […]