86.8 F
Cruz Bay
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
HomeNewsLocal newsPlaskett Hosting Members of Congress and Business Execs on St. Croix

Plaskett Hosting Members of Congress and Business Execs on St. Croix

Delegate Stacey Plaskett is hosting members of Congress and executives from the tech business on Saturday at the Buccaneer Resort on St. Croix for discussions on jobs and other issues, according to her office.

Panels will explore ways to spur innovation and create jobs by closing the digital divide in minority and economically challenged communities, according to Plaskett. And the group will explore ways to expand the political influence of the Caribbean diaspora in the United States.

 “These discussions are important in many respects. First, I want to capitalize on the opportunity to give my colleagues in Congress a first-hand look at the needs of the territory,” she said. “This will help provide a visual connection on how exclusion from federal provisions and legislation impact our Virgin Islands.”

“It is also an opportunity for the business executives attending to see the massive potential of our expanded broadband capabilities and to connect with local leaders in the technology sector. We are also hopeful that this will lead to future investments in technology education initiatives and the development of a sustainable technology workforce in the territory,” Plaskett said.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus along with executives from Google and others will be in attendance.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.