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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Return Caneel Bay to the People

Wilson Roberts shares a letter he has written to the National Park Service about the future of Caneel Bay, St. John.

Op-Ed: Regional Tourism Outlook Is Brightening

Although the volcanic eruption on St. Vincent has cast a temporary shadow over tourism in the South East Caribbean, the regional outlook is brightening. David Jessop reviews the statistics and recent statements about the sector’s role in the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Open forum: Reduction of Monies to the GERS Won’t Stop the Game

The Citizens Harmony & Reforms Movement (CHARM) protests the recent court decision to reduce GERS pension funds owed by the Government of the Virgin Islands from $68 million to $25 million.
Local Muslim men come together as one to prayat Masjid Nur. (Source photo by Nour Z. Suid)

Op Ed: The Fasting of Ramadan: A time for Muslims around the World to...

I was in 1st grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the monthlong holiday of Ramadan for the first time, being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year.
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Op-Ed: What if 40 Tourists a Year Were Dying on Our Streets?

What if 40 tourists a year were being shot down in our streets?” Answer: Public officials would have wasted no time in pulling out all the stops to find a solution.

Letter: Refinery Needs Effective Regulation

No one argues against a company’s right to be profitable and to get rich – even very rich. We do argue against its right to get astronomically rich when the only way it can do so is at the expense of the health of the people around it along with the sea, land and animals.

Op-Ed: Rough Seas Can Make for Stronger Coastlines

Gerald Bove writes about the effects of climate change and how the efforts and intentions of people in the USVI are “the most important part of the path towards greater resiliency…”
A cruise ship is tied up at the WICO dock in St. Thomas.. (Source photo by Dave MacVean)

Op-Ed: Cruise Travelers Are Still Backbone of V.I. Tourism Revenue

Filippo Cassinelli itemizes how tourists to the territory spend their money. He believes that the foundation of the Virgin Islands economy is successful tourism; therefore, it must be supported and encouraged to grow.

Opinion: The St. John Coastal Zone – Who is in charge?

BLUA's voteon the Cowgirl Bebop appeal was not about legal errors or capricious decisions, it was purely about the personal preferences of five individuals, only one of whom lives on St. John.

Op-Ed: Perception, Actions and Explanations Matter

For many, the idea of building a wall or a fence to halt migration is not just discriminatory, but largely unworkable. David Jessop writes that if the decision by the Dominican Republic to construct a ‘fence’ along its border with Haiti is to be understood, it needs to be better explained across the region.

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