June 26, 2017 9:56 pm Last modified: 12:09 pm

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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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V.I. Board of Education Member Moorhead Offers A Perspective

Mary L. Moorhead gives an overview of the problems in the St. Croix school system that need immediate attention in order for students to receive a quality education.
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Eliminate ‘Politricks’

Mary L. Moorhead wants to know why the Legislature keeps purging citizens from the voter lists after each General Election when there is no longer any justification for it.
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Rewriting the Virgin Islands

Ivan Butcher gives his impressions of the recent Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair, and he plans a literary project.
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Democratic Party Supports Local AFT Unions

In the name of “social and economic justice and fairness,” the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is backing the American Federation of Teachers, who are asking the GVI for salary increases.
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Government Needs to Honor Teachers’ Contract

Stanford Joines questions Governor Mapp’s portrayal of teachers as bullies because they want a long overdue pay raise.
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