Virgin Islanders off to Washington for Trump inaugural

The Virgin Islands will be represented at the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Leading the territory’s delegation are Republican chairman John Canegata, national committeewoman and former territorial Sen. Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal, and national committeeman Jevon Williams.

Chairman John Canegata, accompanied by national committeewoman Lilliana Belardo . . . → Read More: Virgin Islanders off to Washington for Trump inaugural

Where’s Plaskett?

Stacey Plaskett has disappeared into the incumbent protection program in the final 35 days of the general election campaign.

The freshman Democrat congresswoman from Frederiksted has been in hiding since the primary election in August.

“Congresswoman Plaskett is avoiding the discussion that Virgin Islanders expect and deserve of those asking for their vote,” said Republican . . . → Read More: Where’s Plaskett?

GOP condemns Plaskett’s deplorable exploitation of identity politics

Incumbent Del. Stacey Plaskett invoked racism in closed-door remarks last weekend to an American University alumni event, according to recently-released video of her speech.

“We can’t be accomplished if our race is not accomplished,” Plaskett told the Black Alumni Alliance. “We have the education, we have the wherewithal, we have been given the tools to . . . → Read More: GOP condemns Plaskett’s deplorable exploitation of identity politics

Ackley releases campaign platform for general election

Today, Republican nominee for Congress Gordon Ackley released his platform for the general election campaign.

Entitled “Contract with the Virgin Islands,” the four-point platform specifically lays out how the St. Thomas businessman and Air Force veteran will work with the congressional majority to deliver for the Virgin Islands.

“This isn’t a platform of promises,” said . . . → Read More: Ackley releases campaign platform for general election

On Iran, Plaskett must put duty ahead of party

Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement:

“By paying a $400 million ransom for the release of Americans unjustly held hostage by Iran, President Obama has set a dangerous precedent that will only embolden America’s enemies. Congresswoman Plaskett needs to put her duty to Virgin Islanders ahead . . . → Read More: On Iran, Plaskett must put duty ahead of party