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Freedom Project in Denmark Will Receive V.I. Statues

Lonnie Willis of the St. John Historical Society informs the public of sculptures of African-American Virgin Islands heroes that are being sent to Denmark for permanent public display.
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It Shocks the Conscience

Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the recent history of shootings that have shocked Americans in many places including the Virgin Islands.
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How Many More?

Clarence Payne reflects on the recent vigil on St. Thomas against violence and the need to change the present way we deal with crime and violence in the Virgin Islands.
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Perception vs Reality – You Decide

Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.
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Let’s Make the V.I. Gun Free Is an Idea Worth Repeating

Scott Fagan repeats an idea he shared seven years ago to end gun violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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An Ad Hoc Committee Is Essential

Stan Louden suggests that an ad hoc committee be appointed to deal with the issue of anchoring and mooring fees in the Virgin Islands.
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Island Green Living Association Urges Community Support of Recycling Legislation

The Island Green Living Assoc. nonprofit encourages Virgin Islanders to show their support of recycling and waste reduction legislation by contacting senators or attending a Tuesday Senate hearing.
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American Legion Prepares to Salute 239th Birthday of ‘Old Glory’

On Flag Day, June 14, members of the American Legion District No. 10 of the Department of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will be holding special ceremonies to honor the 239th birthday of the U.S. flag and the 241st birthday of the United States Army.
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This Year I Went Home

Cassie Lang and her sisters came to visit their native St. Croix and experienced the good and the bad. She believes there is a better future for St. Croix if residents understand that the responsibility for change must extend beyond the ballot box to affect progress.
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Life on the Big Little Island Is a Wonderful Thing

Bob White writes of a new play about Alexander Hamilton’s mother, written by Crucian playwright Richard Clark, which recently had its first reading on St. Croix. Another event on “our beautiful big, little island” where so much is happening.
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