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State of the Territory News is a grassroots news outlet that focuses on tech, culture and politics in the U.S. Virgin Islands and similar U.S. territories.

Mint Consulting, State of the Territory’s parent organization is a consulting firm, focusing on brand consulting, resume building, web design, marketing and special projects. Essentially, State of the Territory News delivers free news and content to a growing audience of over 4,000 readers — offering services that expand on topics and skills that require more detailed instruction.

Creative Director & Marketing Specialist

Makiel Cepeda is the Creative Director at State of the Territory News. Makiel is also a Marketing Specialist based in North Carolina who is originally from St. Croix.



Amaziah George, 26, is the founder of State of the Territory News and Mint Consulting. He was born and raised in St. Thomas and called the Bovoni Community his stomping ground for much of his life. Aside from writing and website building, he’s also worked in management, recruiting, and marketing at a Seattle firm, with a focus on team organization. Amaziah is a Marine Corps veteran, with interests in artificial intelligence, mobile technology, cloud technologies, corporate earnings and global trends.