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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced the reopening of Christiansted National Historic Site and Buck Island Reef National Monument on the island of St. Croix and Trunk Bay Beach at Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John this week. The

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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency officials touted progress recently on swiftly disciplining misbehaving employees, even as they endured the wrath of lawmakers who said their efforts were still falling short. Acting EPA Deputy Administrator Stanley Meiburg told a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that the agency’s new policy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The grand opening ceremony for the territory’s newest housing community, Sugar Estate Seniors Affordable Housing, was held on St. Thomas told and attended by numerous government officials. The development, located just north of the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, includes eighty apartments, a community room,

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CHRISTIANSTED – In a speech aimed at firing up Democratic voters in the territory, former president Bill Clinton told a sympathetic crowd at Island Center that his wife Hillary believes the Affordable Care Act is not fair to Virgin Islanders – and that people here should have the right to

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alexander Hamilton isn’t the only Virgin Islands connection to the U.S. Treasury Department’s newly announced changes to paper currency. Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), along with her colleague Congressman Bill Pascrell were among the first to urge U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to reconsider his decision last

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