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Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

Territory to Receive More Pandemic Unemployment Relief, Eventually

The Labor Department met the Sept. 10 deadline to apply for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, a stopgap measure while Congress hammers out a second pandemic relief package – but the money won’t flow anytime soon.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Plaskett, Fellow Delegates and Virgin Islanders Make Case for Territorial Rights

The time is more than 100 years overdue for the unincorporated territories of the United States to have the rights of full citizenship – including the ability to vote for president – witnesses told a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Tuesday Hearing Gives Voting Rights Advocates Hope for Change

Advocates for territorial voting rights are inching closer to achieving their goal as a House subcommittee meets Tuesday for a hearing on the disenfranchisement of U.S. territories – “a historic first,” according to Neil Weare, founder of Equally American.

Ron de Lugo, First and Longest-Serving USVI Congressional Delegate, Passes

Ron de Lugo, the first and longest-serving Delegate to Congress from the Virgin Islands, died Tuesday at the age of 89.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Feds Funding One-Time $250-$500 Subsidy for WAPA Customers in May

V.I. Water and Power Authority customers will get a $250-$500 credit on their electric bills for May.

Plaskett Urges USVI to Pursue Focused List of Federal Funding Goals

While lauding new funding for the territory in the latest massive pandemic stimulus package just approved by Congress, Delegate Stacey Plaskett urged V.I. officials to work together on a short list of goals.

Plaskett: New Congressional Aid Package Fully Includes USVI

As Congress has wrangled, debated and delayed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus economic aid package, many in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been calling Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) office to find out if all that aid going to states and to stateside U.S. taxpayers will also be available for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The view is about all that remains of this home on St. Thomas’ Northside, post Hurricane Irma. Photo by Kelsey Nowakowski.

Congress May Help Hurricane Victims Who Had to Repay Aid

A bill is making its way through Congress to prevent clawbacks of Federal Emergency Management Agency direct cash aid given in error, if there is no allegation of fraud.
U.S. Capitol (Shutterstock image)

Congress’s $8.3 Billion to Fight COVID-19 Has Funding for Territories

With the COVID-19 coronavirus continuing to spread in the continental United States, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve $8.3 billion of funds to battle the problem.
U.S. Capitol. (NBC News image)

Plaskett: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Delegate Stacey Plaskett has spent much of the past year in the District of Columbia – our nation’s capital – a year that has seen good news for the U.S. Virgin Islands come out of Congress, mostly in the form of money.

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