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March 1st, 2017
USVI's Plaskett fighting efforts to undermine Fed Regulations

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett in a press release issued on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 said she was rallying against the use of taxpayer funding to establish a partisan, unelected commission with subpoena powers to usurp the authority of Congress and jeopardise public health.

November 9th, 2016
Stacey E. Plaskett breezes to victory in Delegate to Congress race

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett sailed to victory last night, November 8, 2016, pummeling her write-in opponent, Republican candidate Gordon Ackley, by winning 97.57 percent of the vote.

September 30th, 2016
US territories to get at least $126M to fight Zika

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WASHINGTON, DC — The US Congress late Wednesday September 28, 2016 sent President Barack H. Obama a bill to keep the US government operating through December 9, 2016 providing in the measure some $1.1 billion in a long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus, of which at least $126 million will be appropriated to US territories.

September 8th, 2016
Republican Party in USVI files ethics complaint against Plaskett

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The Republican Party of the [US] Virgin Islands said it filed an ethics complaint against Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett on Wednesday September 7, 2016 asking the House Committee on Ethics and the independent, non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics, to investigate the congresswoman’s alleged use of congressional resources for her personal use.

August 24th, 2016
USVI Delegate to Congress wants Action Plan for gun violence

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett said in a statement on Tuesday August 23, 2016 that the US Virgin Islands should implement a territorial action plan in its efforts to curb gun violence, noting the high level of homicides that have persisted over the years, and the failure of piecemeal efforts by both public and private organisations to put a dent in it.

August 8th, 2016
Plaskett defeats Russell in USVI Democratic primary elections

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett easily defeated contender Ronald E. Russell, former senator and practicing attorney who mounted a campaign against Ms Plaskett hoping to unseat the freshman congresswoman in Saturday’s, August 6, 2016, primary election.

July 25th, 2016
Mostly empathy for Plaskett following leaked video

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Following the release of a private video of Stacey E. Plaskett videoing her naked husband with their young child in the background, an event Ms Plaskett has since described as a playful family moment, multiple former and hopeful local politicians have issued statements, most condemning the leak and one — Republican Delegate to Congress contender Gordon P. Ackley — condemning Ms Plaskett instead, even while admitting that he hadn’t seen the video.

July 21st, 2016
Video of Stacey E. Plaskett & naked husband leaked online

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A bizarre video showing the husband of US Virgin Islands’ Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, Jonathan Buckney-Small, who was being recorded by the congresswoman, naked, wearing eye shadow and lipstick, has leaked online; forcing Mrs Plaskett, a first-term delegate to Congress, to issue a press release condemning the leak of what she described as a “private playful video,” and assailed the perpetrators for what she deemed “a new low in Virgin Islands polit

June 23rd, 2016
Plaskett joins US House Democrats in protest against gun violence

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett joined with House Democrats on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016 on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.

April 30th, 2016
Stacey E. Plaskett recalls rough 1st year as US Congresswoman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Delegate to the United States Congress for the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Stacey E. Plaskett (D) said her first year in office is a rough one with formidable challenges coming to the Barack H. Obama's Administration and resistance to programmes that would benefit the USVI from the Republican party.



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