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Editorial: Why Does the PSC Board Want to be the WAPA Board?

The Legislature is considering a bill to give the Public Services Commission power to resolve water and power customer complaints. While clearly well-intentioned and aimed at helping consumers, senators should vote it down.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Can Float in the Air as an Aerosol, So Protect Yourself

You may think you're saturated with information about COVID-19 and social distancing, wearing masks, washing your hands and staying inside as much as you can.
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Unconstitutional Bill to Punish Beach Homeowners is a Blot on USVI Legislature

On Thursday, Senators are bringing back a plainly unconstitutional bill to force certain homeowners to spend money, not to fix up their homes, but to build roads, pathways, sidewalks and handicapped access ramps across their yards for strangers to use.

Black Lives Matter: Denmark’s Neglected Obligations to the Virgin Islands

Bernard Bierlich, Ph.D., a Danish anthropologist, believes that Danes should do more than apologize for the legacies of their past colonialism. He asks them to help improve the lives of Virgin Islanders in a real way.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.
Agriculture Commissioner Positive T.A. Nelson criticized abusive farming practices during Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

The Irony of Our Day — An Emancipation Message

The following is a poem about Emancipation Day written by Positive T.A. Nelson, who is the Commissioner of Agriculture of the United States Virgin Islands.

Something Needs to Change; This Is My Last Effort

Peach Montana is frustrated waiting for tax refunds that have not arrived for four years. A change in priorities by the politicians is needed.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Close the Bars

Governor Bryan, please continue with your practical and admirable approach to this terrible threat. Make good on your promise. Close the bars.
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Editorial: Governor Should Veto Proposed Changes to Cannabis Board

The Senate passed a bill Monday to restructure the Cannabis Advisory Board, a change that will render it impossible to fill, probably result in gridlock and confusion and delay the start of a legal Virgin Islands cannabis market. The governor should veto it.

Op-ed: The Left and Right’s Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) says now is the time to make Americans in U.S. territories full citizens under the law.

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