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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:49 AM

Territory's Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Until July 24 in Honor of Ron de Lugo, the USVI's

Territory's Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Until July 24 in Honor of Ron de Lugo, the USVI's Longest-Serving Delegate to Congress


Also, on Friday, Mr. Bryan asked the White House to allow all U.S. flags in the territory to be flown at half-staff.

Mr. de Lugo (D), a former Virgin Islands senator and the longest-serving Congressional delegate for the territory, died Tuesday, July 14. He was 89.

“He was a pragmatic statesman who carried the torch of political progress for the Virgin Islands and the other insular territories in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades. Growing up, he was a household name, known not only for his political service but also for his commentary on local talk radio,” Mr. Bryan said. “Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and all in the Virgin Islands community who mourn his loss. Ron de Lugo will always be remembered for his historic contributions to the political empowerment of the people of the Virgin Islands.”

In 1948, Mr. de Lugo served two years in the U.S. Army as a Program Director for the Armed Forces Radio Network, and, after returning to the Virgin Islands he remained in broadcasting and helped form WSTA, the first radio station on St. Thomas, and was known on the air as “Mango Jones.” He also was instrumental with helping revive the St. Thomas Carnival in 1952.

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