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  • Dispelling The Myth That Trump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico & The US Virgin Islands

    09/30/2017 5:55:12 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Exposing Mainstream Media lies about Puerto Rico & The US Virgin Islands! The Alt-Left Media has no shame, no credibility. It is just a propaganda tool! I’ll start off with the most credible source of this information; the Governor of Puerto Rico who served as a Hillary delegate at one point and is a Democrat. The Governor has been fighting back against this myth that Puerto Rico has been abandoned by the Federal government and praising Trump’s support for the territory.
  • George Soros' offshore finances revealed in Panama Papers

    11/04/2016 3:06:48 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 11 replies
    Aol.news ^ | 5-17-16 | Unstated
    George Soros is a resident of New York state and a wealthy political donor. But the Panama Papers show his money resides elsewhere. Soros Holdings Limited was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Soros Capital in Bermuda. And Soros Finance Inc. was set up in Panama. It's there that the law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the rich and powerful avoid taxes and hide their wealth. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/17/george-soros-panama-papers-hillary-clinton/21379016/
  • The Latest: Trump to visit storm-ravaged Virgin Islands

    09/14/2017 12:48:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's planning to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which were both badly damaged by hurricane winds. Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One that he'll be making the trip "at the end of next week or the following week." Trump spent Thursday surveying flood damage and visiting with storm victims in Florida. He's also been to Texas twice.....
  • Puerto Rico Opens Arms to Refugees From Irma's Caribbean Chaos

    09/14/2017 8:37:13 AM PDT · by cll · 49 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 9/13/2017 | Alvin Baez
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Saddled with economic problems and its own damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is taking thousands of refugees from the U.S. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2,000 more due to set sail for the U.S. territory on Wednesday. Visibly shaken residents from St. Martin and the Virgin Islands arrived on Tuesday on U.S. military aircraft, bringing tales of terrifying winds and a breakdown of law and order. "The people of Puerto Rico - what big hearts you guys got because our (local) government...
  • Hurricane Irma turns lush green Caribbean Islands brown

    09/12/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by cll · 47 replies
    Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As the clouds cleared over places like the Virgin Islands, the destruction became obvious even from space. These natural-color images, captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite, show some of Irma’s effect on the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. The views were acquired on August 25 and September 10, 2017, before and after the storm passed. They are among the few relatively cloud-free satellite images of the area so far....
  • Spared Irma’s Worst, Puerto Ricans Sail to Virgin Islanders’ Aid

    09/11/2017 7:52:17 AM PDT · by cll · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/10/2017 | LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ
    FAJARDO, P.R. — Puerto Rico, dealt only a glancing blow by Hurricane Irma, has become an impromptu emergency hub for its Caribbean neighbors that were left devastated by the storm’s wrath. Puerto Ricans relieved at being spared the worst destruction donated water, clothing, first aid and other supplies, and dozens of recreational boaters sailed to nearby islands to deliver the assistance and evacuate now-homeless islanders on the return trip. A 54-foot dive boat named the Tobias cast off on Sunday morning from the marina here, the largest in the Caribbean, and made its way eastward under a searing sun to...
  • Residents of US Virgin Islands dig out and help each other after hurricane Irma

    09/08/2017 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 8, 2017 | Bailey Bischoff, Hannah Schlomann, Han Zhao
    St. John and St. Thomas residents recount tales of survival and resilience as the eye of one of the largest Atlantic Ocean hurricanes passed directly overhead. There was only one staticky satellite line available to residents of St. John attempting to reach family and friends on the US mainland Friday morning. On Wednesday, the US Virgin islands were hit by hurricane Irma, whipping through the area as a Category 5 storm with wind speeds up to 185 miles per hour for more than 24 hours. "I've had to sit through a Taliban gunfight, and this was scarier," Laura Strickling told...
  • U.S. Virgin Islands seizing guns, ammo in anticipation of Irma

    09/05/2017 12:39:11 PM PDT · by granite · 106 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/5/2017 | By Todd Masson tmasson@nola.com,
    The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has ordered the territory's national guard to begin seizing guns and ammunition from citizens in preparation for Hurricane Irma's landfall. In an executive order signed Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp instructed Adjutant General Deborah Howell "to take whatever actions she considers necessary to carry out the assigned mission" of maintaining and restoring public order. "The Adjutant General is authorized and directed to seize arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material and any other property that may be required by the military forces for the performance of this emergency mission," the governor said in the order. The...
  • Virgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

    09/05/2017 9:20:47 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 54 replies
    U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread

    09/04/2017 2:02:19 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,083 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | NHC/NOAA | NHC/NOAA
    While thoughts and prayers are with our Texas FRiends and neighbors, we are at the peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season. Hurricane Irma continues its trek from Cape Verde across the pond and toward the Hebert Box (see below). People with interests in the Southeastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico should be alert to the forecast path updates for this powerful storm. It is important to note that the average NHC track errors are about 175 and 225 statute miles at days 4 and 5, respectively. Hurricane Irma originally had a small wind field. In the past 24 hours,...
  • Hurricane Irma Public Advisory

    09/04/2017 8:03:03 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    NHC ^ | Sep 4, 2017
    ...HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS... ...HURRICANE WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO...
  • Puerto Rico oversight board to investigate debt and fiscal crisis

    08/03/2017 6:31:57 AM PDT · by cll · 16 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's federally appointed financial oversight board said on Wednesday it will investigate the U.S. commonwealth's debt "and its relationship to the fiscal crisis" which has left it with $72 billion in debt and a 45-percent poverty rate. The board, a creation of the 2016 federal Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA, said in a statement that the investigation will review the fiscal crisis, examine the debt and how it was issued, including disclosure and selling practices. "The Oversight Board considers this investigation an integral part of its mission to restore fiscal balance and economic...
  • Nude Images, Videos of Congresswoman and Husband Shared By Former Staffer, Indictment Says

    07/14/2017 8:30:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    US News ^ | July 13, 2017 | Steve Nelson
    Two former Capitol Hill staffers were indicted this week in connection with the alleged sharing of "private, nude images and videos" swiped from a congresswoman's cellphone. The congresswoman is Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett, her office confirmed Thursday evening. The footage depicts Plaskett, identified in court documents as "Delegate S.P.," and her husband. In March 2016, Plaskett entrusted her iPhone and its password to staffer Juan McCullum, who, the indictment alleges, copied the nude images and videos after offering to take the phone to an Apple store for repairs. In July 2016, McCullum, who had left Plaskett's office, allegedly created...
  • President Trump, There’s One Island That Could Form A Pacific Wall Against Chinese Influence

    07/07/2017 5:13:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Where America’s Day BeginsTumon–While the rest of the country debates President Trump’s Twitter use, health care reform, tax reform, border security, the war on terrorism, and the 2018 midterms, it’s easy for some stories to fall by the wayside.The 2016 election was dominated by many issues, but trade was a key factor that helped push Donald Trump over the top. The main villain was China. Yet, trade isn’t the only arena where we’re going to do battle with this Asian economic powerhouse.In the Pacific, China is spreading dollars, subsidizing building projects across Tonga and the Federated States of Micronesia. The...
  • Is Puerto Rico on a Path to Incorporation?

    02/14/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by cll · 32 replies
    Caribbean Business ^ | 2/13/2017 | Eva Llorens
    Although Puerto Rico is on its way to holding a status plebiscite over the summer and the governing New Progressive Party has petitioned Congress for Puerto Rico’s admission as a state, some argue the island will have a higher chance of becoming a state if U.S. lawmakers were to declare Puerto Rico an incorporated territory en route to statehood. Right now, the dominant argument among all sectors is that Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory, but pro-statehood lawyer Gregorio Igartúa, who has taken several cases to the courts that seek to grant more rights to Puerto Ricans living in Puerto...
  • Old Article: Tax Break Bringing Business and Fraud to the Virgin Islands

    11/06/2016 2:11:00 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 2 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 9-18-14 | Stephanie Strom and Lyle Browning
    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/18/us/tax-break-bringing-businesses-and-fraud-to-the-virgin-islands.html?_r=0
  • Erik Prince: NYPD Ready to Make Arrests in Anthony Weiner Case

    11/04/2016 8:34:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 4,2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Navy SEAL Erik told Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that according to one of his “well-placed sources” in the New York Police Department, “the NYPD wanted to do a press conference announcing the warrants and the additional arrests they were making” in the Anthony Weiner investigation, but received “huge pushback” from the Justice Department. saying he had no problem believing reports that the FBI was highly confident multiple foreign agencies hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server. “I mean, it’s not like the foreign intelligence agencies leave a thank-you note after they’ve hacked and stolen your data,” Prince said to SiriusXM...
  • Cold Feet? Hillary Clinton’s Reconsiders Presidential Bid As Bill Sex Scandal Unfolds — ‘On Hold!’

    02/09/2015 3:46:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 119 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 2/09/15
    Hillary Clinton is considering scrapping her 2016 presidential ambitions because of revelations she fears could become public in the coming months concerning former President Bill Clinton’s relationship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. The former first lady had been expected to announce her 2016 White House bid last month, but she didn’t. The spin from supporters is the lack of a strong Democratic rival gives Clinton more time, but Radar’s source says the Radar stories about her husband’s trip to Epstein’s “orgy island” gave her cold feet. Former “sex slave” Virginia Roberts, who claims she was forced...
  • Report: Feds Cut Secret Plea Deal-- Protects Prince Andrew, Other Powerful Politicans From Charges

    01/05/2015 6:27:09 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    A secret plea deal for Britain’s Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein protected the prince and any other high-powered friends who may have used his alleged sex slaves, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Federal prosecutors promised they “will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein” if the Wall Street money manager pled guilty to two relatively minor state underage sex charges that put him in a local jail for 13 months, the confidential plea agreement obtained by Radar says. A lawsuit filed by four women, who say federal prosecutors illegally ignored them and kept them in the dark...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...