Tag: Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett Shares More Details About Her VISA Waiver Act

WASHINGTON U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett released the following statement of clarification regarding her Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act’s (H.R. 5460) approval by the House Judiciary Committee: “The Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act was passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which is one step in the legislative process. The […]

Postmaster Installed By Trump Causing Huge Lines Due To Employee Cutbacks

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the U.S. Postal Service becoming further disrupted by policy changes, restrictions on employees overtime and reduction in productive machinery, the results are being felt on a significant level in both the USVI and Puerto Rico. Wait times at local post offices can range between 30 min to an hour for picking […]

Plaskett Says 7 Grants Totaling $16.3 Million Have Been Awarded To DPW

WASHINGTON — Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement announcing seven grants totaling $16,315,508.90 recently awarded to the VI Department of Public Works: “I am pleased to announce that the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (VIDPW) has received seven grants totaling $16,315,508.90. The […]

Stacey Plaskett Makes History As First Delegate To Congress Chosen As An Impeachment Manager

WASHINGTON — House Representative Jamie Raskin, lead impeachment manager, said it was a moment of “special pride” to introduce his fellow impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett to speak on the Senate floor as she is the first delegate to ever serve on a team of impeachment managers in American history. Raskin also noted that Plaskett was […]

V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett Shines In Starring Role As House Impeachment Manager Today

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol, smashing windows and doors and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as overwhelmed police begged on their radios for help. In the previously unreleased recordings, […]

As Trump Prosecutor, V.I. Delegate Plaskett Gets Her Say In Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Plaskett couldn’t cast a vote last month when the House impeached former President Donald Trump. But she can help prosecute him. The non-voting delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands is among the impeachment managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to argue the case that Trump incited a deadly insurrection at […]

EXCLUSIVE! RNC Rules John Canegata Is Not Virgin Islands GOP Chairman

WASHINGTON — In a blistering ruling issued late today, the Republican National Committee stripped the Virgin Islands of most of its delegates to this month’s GOP convention and further ruled that John Canegata is no longer the territorial party chairman. The nine-page ruling, issued by the RNC’s Standing Committee on Contests, determined that Canegata’s repeated […]

100 Hot Meals Donated to VIPD Officers Thanks To Naturi Naughton

FREDERIKSTED – The officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department, St. Croix District, were beneficiaries of 100 plates of food, donated by actress Naturi Naughton of “Power” fame. The food donation, organized by the Office of the Delegate to Congress, was presented to the officers on Sunday at the VIPD Administration & Police Operations building […]

4 Buildings Soiled With Motor Oil By Vandal In Frederiksted Town: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — The 911 Emergency Call Center received reports over the weekend of vandalism at three offices in downtown Frederiksted. When police investigated, they discovered that four buildings had been tarnished. On Saturday at 8:27 a.m., a concerned citizen reported what appeared to be motor oil was splashed on the doors of the Delegate to […]

Guyana Businessman Komal Samaroo Tells Congress That Sugar Is A Sweet Business

WASHINGTON — Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality, wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and Guyana’s Demerara […]