Tag: U.S. Congress

Gary Dodds, Former Congressional Candidate From New Hampshire, Arrested On Assault Charges

CANE BAY — A St. Croix resident who was arrested on assault charges Sunday is a well-known politician from the state of New Hampshire, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Gary Bruce Dodds, 55, of Estate La Vallee, was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly assaulted a woman and took her cell phone on […]

Governor Bryan Asks Congressional Leaders For More COVID-19 Relief

CHRISTIANSTED — In his continuing efforts to lobby the federal government for help in the territory’s fight against COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting additional federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

STIR IT UP! Puerto Rico Picking A Fight With Feds Over Cockfighting Ban

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week. The move brought cautious rejoicing in the cockfighting business despite concerns that the U.S. commonwealth is […]

FEDERAL JUDGE: U.S. Should Recognize American Samoans As Citizens

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge in Utah has issued a landmark ruling that the Constitution grants birthright citizenship to those born in American Samoa, and the attorney for plaintiffs in that case said Friday he’s looking to file additional lawsuits in the U.S. Virgin Islands that could expand voting rights for future generations. […]