Plaskett to donate Epstein campaign contributions, says other V.I. lawmakers also accepted his donations

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.) announced Tuesday afternoon she will donate campaign contributions she has received from multimillionaire and political financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of child-sex trafficking. “My litmus test for accepting campaign contributions has been based on whether the donor’s money was made legally or by ill-gotten means and that the contributor will […]

Bryan meets with Plaskett, FEMA director in Washington

Governor-Elect Albert Bryan is making his first trip to Washington this week since winning the runoff election on Nov. 20. On Tuesday, he met with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.), and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long. It comes as Virgin Island residents could be paying more to fund the hurricane relief efforts, now some […]

Plaskett expected to stump for Democrats in hurricane-ravaged states

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has been hitting the campaign trail hard in recent weeks. Not for herself, but for Democrats in states hit hard by hurricanes the way the U.S. Virgin Islands have been impacted. Plaskett, who is unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election, has been closely working with one candidate, in particular: U.S. Senate […]

Plaskett announces $145 million in grant funding for hurricane recovery, rebuilding

More than $145 million in federal grant funding is now coming to help the U.S. Virgin Islands. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) announced the aid will help rebuild the islands, following last year’s devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The grants come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management […]

State of Tourism: Travel companies come together to discuss future

Getting hotels and tours back up and running before the winter rush. That was one of the goals of the VI Destination Symposium. Representatives from several travel companies, over 75 of them, met at the Great Bay Resort in St. Thomas Thursday Aug 16. Wednesday they met in St John and St Croix before that, to […]