Caribbean Basin

Plaskett Statement on Hurricane Matthew

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement on Hurricane Matthew: “Our thoughts and prayers are with our Caribbean brothers and sisters in Haiti, as well as all those affected in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and those still in its path. I have been in contact with the U.S. State Department who is currently assessing the situation, and will work with members of Cong... Read more »

Congress approves $1.1 Billion in Zika funding

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced today that legislation passed by Congress to fund the federal government until December, includes more than $1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus. “I am pleased to see Congress finally take this issue seriously and approve funding to assist in the fight against Zika. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been on the front lines o... Read more »