Plaskett, Gonzalez-Colon offer solutions as “Medicaid cliff” looms

The clock is ticking for federal lawmakers to avoid what’s known as the “Medicaid cliff.” Key funding for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is set to expire at the end of September, and new legislation to prevent that cliff is expected to drop as soon as next week. When it comes to Medicaid, territories […]

Plaskett talks about her ‘very unusual position’ when it comes to the 2020 presidential race

Another busy week in the race for the White House in 2020 continues following a pair of announcements and an increasingly popular candidate prepares to formally announce his bid on Sunday. This week, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) threw his hat into the ring. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he would soon decide about a […]

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 […]

Virgin Islanders work to keep coasts clean

An effort to clean up VI beaches ramped up this fall. Coast Weeks Kick off Cleanup happened Saturday September 15 from 9 am to noon at Brewers Beach in St. Thomas. Volunteers removed debris and record and documented what they are picking up and how much of it. Coastweeks officially begins on September 15th, 2018 and will […]

Clean Coast Campaign Launch

A new initiative launched August 1, 2018 to keep our Virgin Islands coasts clean. The government and non profit groups coming together to start the “VI Clean Coast Campaign.” It’s a local movement to reduce the amount of plastic in the Virgin Islands. The program offers grants to businesses who make an effort to becoming ‘greener’ […]