Plaskett on House Manager Role 𑁋 “I’m Able to Go Up Against Whomever”

Ads Earlier this month, Rep. Stacey Plaskett wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be considered for a role as a House Manager in the upcoming Senate trial. Buzzfeed News reported about the letter on Tuesday with Plaskett adding that “the party says that black women are the base and our primary support, … Read more

Op-ed: Changing…The…Course? Understanding Governor Bryan’s Support for WAPA

Ads In a two-page memo filed to the V.I. (PSC) discussing the upcoming base rate case, first-term Governor Albert Bryan Jr. showed unwavering support for a proposed Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) base rate increase. Bryan also asked for the independent commission’s “firm support of the Government of the Virgin Islands for granting base … Read more

July in the Virgin Islands Zoned in on Epstein, Elected Officials & Ethics

Ads St. Thomas ⎯ July was a news filled month in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one that catapulted the territory into national media. Jeffery Epstein’s indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice began shining a microscope on the territory’s ties with the billionaire financial investor.  After national news broke that Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett had received … Read more

Plaskett Won’t Return Donations from Epstein, Pledges to Donate to Women & Children’s Charities

Ads On Wednesday afternoon, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released a statement to address media reports that her previous campaigns had received donations from billionaire investor Jeffery Epstein. After a spokesperson from Plaskett’s office said she is ‘unlikely’ to return the funds which amount to $8,100, the Congresswoman amended her previous stance and pledged to donate the … Read more

Epstein Could Face 45 Year Sentence for Sex Trafficking, Plaskett Unlikely to Return Campaign Donations

Ads Wealthy political financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of molesting minors and sex trafficking was arrested by federal authorities in New Jersey on Saturday. Epstein has been accused of sexually exploiting dozens of underage girls between 2002 and 2005, according to prosecutors. The indictment reads that “Epstein created a vast network of underage … Read more

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