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The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial- Part 1,...

The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.

Open Forum: Justice Delayed or Denied?

On Aug. 15, 2015, a 73 year-old man was brutally beaten and left for dead in the D. Hamilton Jackson Park in Grove Place....

Open forum: “When Sula Sang” for Toni Morrison

Writer Winston Nugent pays tribute to Toni Morrison, winner of the Pulitzer and Noble Prizes, with a poem from his upcoming book.

An Alternative WAPA Ought To Consider

With what I consider a crisis at WAPA, I am sure the issue of privatization will once again be on the table. It is probably under the table already! It's an option for the territory to consider before the islands are hit by a rolling blackout.

Chamber Opposes WAPA Rate Increase, Supports Government Paying Its WAPA Bills

St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce statement: The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce has had the opportunity to meet with Water and Power Authority...
Stacey Plaskett addresses a town hall meeting Saturday at UVI on St. Croix.

An Open Letter from Delegate Stacey Plaskett

July 22, 2019 Dear Participants of the 3rd Virgin Islands Advocacy Day: I would like to publicly express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the time,...

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What We Care About

In the V.I., as has recently been revealed in the most heinous of ways, people are suffering and transmitting generational trauma. It has been going on for hundreds of years. What are we as a community demanding be done about it?

Open forum: Trying to Kill One Bird With Two Stones

Kelvin Dennie writes: “As a taxi driver in the territory for over 30 years I cannot remain quiet after this second attempt to deny me the right of accepting the form of payment I choose. The mandatory language spoils the whole intent of the bill.”

Op-ed: Plaskett Makes Statement on Resignation of Gov. Rossello of PR

“I am grateful that the first branch of government in Puerto Rico, the legislature began the process to rectify the crisis with preliminary impeachment preparations and the judiciary issued search warrants of local officials."

Open forum: Peer Support Offers Hope to Those With Mental Illnesses

Abigail Cyntje writes that many Virgin Islanders like herself suffer in silence with mental illness and have no knowledge of vital services that could connect them with advocates in the territory, such as the NAMI STAR Center.

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