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Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-ed: Cedric Henry’s Death Will Not Be in Vain, Part III

When 32-year-old Cedric Henry was slain in the prime of his life, leaving two boys, 5 and 11, fatherless, I knew I could not let the loss of this man whom I and the St. Thomas community had grown to respect and love be in vain.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op Ed: Cedric Henry Will Not Die in Vain, Part II

On Tuesday night, four days after we got the news of Cedric’s senseless death, I mustered all my courage and made my way, with victim advocate Desiree Ritter Lambertis, up the narrow, car-lined, twisting roads of a St. Thomas neighborhood I had never visited.

St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Opposes WAPA Base Rate Increase

The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce lays out the history of WAPA mismanagement during 2019. It says it is opposed to the V.I. Water and Power Authority’s base rate increase and that the private sector is not capable of bailing out WAPA.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

Cannabis in the Virgin Islands, Setting the Record Straight

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce gives the reasons it supports the cannabis bill currently in the Virgin Islands Legislature.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

St. Croix District Is Not Getting Its Fair Share

Mary L. Moorhead, activist, has written a letter to the Legislature about the usual district unfairness that allows St. Croix District to end up with many fewer cannabis dispensaries than the St. Thomas-St. John District.

‘I Was in Prison and You Visited Me’

Filippo Cassinelli writes about a group of inmates at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice complex who meet weekly with members of the St. Thomas Reformed Church to find some solace in their faith.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-ed: Cedric Henry’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

I had only known Cedric Henry for about a year, but I loved him. There are so many things to love and admire about this tall, handsome, soft spoken young man. Henry embodied the great hope we all have that we can get past our unremarkable beginnings and achieve respect and trust.

Sen. Gittens Writes a Letter to Gov. Bryan About Cannabis Legislation

Sen. Kenneth Gittens has written the following letter to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. concerning the bill being proposed in the Senate to decriminalize cannabis in the Virgin Islands.

Members of Congress Speak Out Against HUD’s Illegal Withholding of Aid for PR

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Price, Lowey, Luján, Clark, Castro, Plaskett, Soto, Torres and Sires spoke at a press conference marking 90 days after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) blew through a statutory deadline for aid notice, singling out Puerto Rico.

A Historic Anniversary – Queen Louise Home for Children Marks 115 Years

Queen Louise Home for Children was first opened in 1904 by Danish missionaries who wanted to respond to the terrible neglect and suffering of Crucian children. Thousands of community members have kept the doors open ever since.

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