VIGOP Offers Reward For Info Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Weekend Rape Suspect or Suspects

Chairman John Canegata announced that the party is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any credible information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Saturday night’s rape incident, that occurred on the east end of St. Croix.

John Canegata, wife and daughter pose for a photo with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke

“As a father of a daughter, this has hit home for me. I’m going to do everything I can to find the individual or individuals who committed this horrid assault” said Canegata. “Till justice is served I remain committed to using every resource at my disposal to assist our law enforcement authorities in this investigation,” said Canegata.

Chairman John Canegata went on to say, “I am proud of the officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department for the way they have handled the investigation so far.” Canegata said, “In troubling times like these, it is now, more than ever before important for Virgin Islanders to come together, I continue to pray for the victim and the family and humbly ask that every Virgin Islander does the same.”

NCM Jevon Williams editorial on First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency

First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency

The following editorial by Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams on behalf of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands was submitted to The St. Croix Avis highlighting President Trump’s accomplishments in the first 100 days of his Presidency. 


Today, April 29th will mark the 100th day of President Trump’s Administration. Since the President’s inauguration on January 20th, Democrats have pledged to “resist” the Trump Administration at every turn, which has subsequently brought about some of the nastiest political discourse that my generation has ever seen. Instances, where olive branches should have been extended, were squandered by petty partisan attacks that did nothing but hurt future efforts of bipartisanship. As you are aware, I’ve been very critical of Congresswoman Plaskett for this very reason.


Virgin Islanders react to President Trump’s Transfer Day statement

President Donald J. Trump has shown an unprecedented commitment to the Virgin Islands as the U.S. territory celebrates 100 years under the American flag.

“President Trump has proven to be the strongest ally the Virgin Islands has ever had in the White House,” said John Canegata, chairman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands. “His commitment started as a candidate and was re-affirmed this week as president.”

Trump issued a powerful statement, saying in part: “We thank God for the U.S. Virgin Islands, for its wonderful people, and for making the U.S. Virgin Islands part of the United States of America.”

The statement came on the same day that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was on St. Croix for the Transfer Day commemoration.

“The fact that Secretary Zinke chose St. Croix and the Virgin Islands as the first territory to visit speaks volumes about the administration’s commitment to ensuring a better, brighter future for all Americans, including Virgin Islanders,” said Virgin Islands GOP National Committeeman Jevon Williams. “No president and no secretary of Interior have been there for Virgin Islanders like President Trump and Secretary Zinke.”

The former Obama administration didn’t send its Interior secretary to the territory until the final months of its second term.

President Trump’s statement on Transfer Day

President Donald J. Trump issued the following statement on the centennial of Transfer Day:

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RNC Statement on Virgin Islands Centennial as Part of United States

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued the following statement paying tribute to Americans in the Virgin Islands, as the territory celebrates 100 years as part of the United States:

“Generations of Virgin Islanders have joined fellow Americans from the states and territories in wearing the uniform of the Armed Services and steadfastly defending our freedoms and liberties as American citizens in the 100 years since the islands of St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and Water Island were acquired by the United States from Denmark. While the Virgin Islands is regretfully denied a vote for president, it has been the long-standing position of the Republican Party that Virgin Islanders are afforded equal opportunities and the right to self-determine their own future in the fabric of our great country.”