You think the Virgin Islands Republican leadership is in confusion? The Democrats don’t even know who all their local leaders are. As of Monday, they had yet to release the names of the members of the Territorial Committee.
Prohibitions and restrictions on government officials are detailed in scores of ethics statutes across the nation. Former Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone says, “We’re the only place in the U.S. that doesn’t have one.”
While there have been attempts to curb government corruption, both the blatant and the subtle, the collective public will seems only half-hearted. Thirty years ago, the territory had a Commission on Ethics and Conflict of Interest.
While the national debate still rages over Obamacare, in the territory it has resulted in widening the scope of Medicaid and giving thousands of people access to basic medical care they didn’t have before.
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