Former Gov. Mapp once falsely told The Atlantic the USVI “long had universal health-care”

Ads A version of this story appeared on State of the Territory News in August 2017. This story was revised and updated in 2021. Charlotte Amalie — During a visit to Washington, DC, in 2017 former Governor Kenneth Mapp sat down with The Atlantic to discuss healthcare in the US Virgin Islands. The lengthy interview … Read more

Postmaster General tells Congress, “Get used to me,” as delays & financial losses mount

Ads Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologized for service delays during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week. But he warned that the U.S. Postal Service is “in a death spiral.” Get used to me,”  DeJoy said during testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in late February after being asked how … Read more

Plaskett raised over $1 million in campaign contributions between 2011 & 2020

Ads Washington D.C. 𑁋 Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett collected over a quarter of a million dollars in campaign contributions between January 2017 and December 2018. According to campaign disclosures, the Delegate to Congress representing the U.S. Virgin Islands raised $358,795.56 during her second term in the House of Representatives. And of those funds raised, a staggering … Read more

Biden says vaccinating teachers should take precedence to curb Covid-19 spread

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 President Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall Tuesday that vaccinating teachers should be a high priority for states and territories fighting the spread of Covid-19. “I think that we should be vaccinating teachers. We should move them up in the hierarchy,” he said. White House press secretary Jen Psaki … Read more

New species of baleen whale discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 In 2019, a deceased 38-foot baleen whale washed ashore near the Florida everglades. Now, researchers believe the individual may be a member of a previously unidentified species of large whale. The brand new species, known as Rice’s whale (Balaenoptera ricei), adds another element of mystery to Earth’s oceans, which covers more … Read more

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