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

Government House says over $44 million issued in Unemployment Insurance benefits

Ads Charlotte Amalie 𑁋 Government House said that $44 million in unemployment insurance checks had been issued. The Virgin Islands Department of Labor issued 53,684 checks to boost the territory’s economy and an increasingly battered workforce. The latest developments surrounding Covid-19 infections, including ongoing federal assistance programs, were shared on the official Government House YouTube … 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

Plaskett says Trump declined to testify because his impeachment trial wasn’t “wild” enough

Ads As House impeachment managers narrowed their sights on President Donald Trump’s legal defense’s vulnerable areas, the Senate voted to allow witnesses today. The impeachment argued that Trump’s January 6 rally, which happened just before a violent mob of Trump loyalists, breached the Capitol Building as lawmakers and former Vice President Pence worked to certify … Read more

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