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

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $75 MILLION GRANT FOR VITEMA For Recovery Efforts

Ads Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a $75 million grant for VITEMA from FEMA to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma: “Today, I am pleased to announce a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant … Read more

Sen. Sarauw Releases 10 Months Worth of Transparency Reports, Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory Publishes First Newsletter

Ads St. Thomas — Senator Sarauw has released ten months of transparency reports. The reports detail Sarauw’s work while in office and also include financial reports from her office starting from April 2018 to January 2019. In January, State of the Territory News published a story after the senator’s transparency reports stopped surfacing for several … Read more

UVI Launches First YouTube Campaign, Advertising Free Tuition in the Virgin Islands

Ads St. Thomas — The University of the Virgin Islands began rolling out a massive ad campaign on YouTube to promote free tuition for your first degree. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students who graduated from secondary school in the U.S. Virgin Islands will have access to the newly adopted VI Higher Education Scholarship … Read more

Banco Popular’s Customer Base Grew in Puerto Rico, USVI After Hurricane Maria

Ads St. Thomas — Banco Popular is thriving 16 months after hurricane Irma damaged its branch offices in St. Thomas, followed by a crippling blow to its core infrastructure in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria decimated both U.S. territories. Banco Popular saw itself in an awkward predicament after critical infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the … Read more

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