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Democrats bring convention to V.I.

V.I. Democratic State Chair Cecil Benjamin, flanked by members of the V.I. delegation, tapes a nomination message that will be played during the virtual Democratic National Convention that kicks off tonight from Milwaukee. The V.I. delegation includes Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, National Committeeman Kevin Rodrigues, National Committeewoman Carol M. Burke, Vice Chair Carla Joseph, Page Genevieve Walker as well as delegates Florine Hassell, Ronald Russell, Sonia Boyce, Edgar Phillips, Roger Minkoff and Robert Rios. Delegate Pamela Samuel is not pictured. Benjamin offered “greetings from the Virgin Islands of the United States, where a young Alexander Hamilton was raised. Vacation home of our nominee, with turquoise waters, white sand beaches and friendly people, we cast our 13 votes for Joseph R. Biden, who will achieve full voting rights in Congress and our right to vote for president.” Page 10