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Open forum: A Nobel Laureate Dies at 85

Winston Nugent gives his opinion of the recently deceased Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, a native of Trinidad, whom he calls a great but controversial writer.

Open forum: Elections Supervisor Addresses Comments on Disqualifications of Nelson, Uhdwani

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes addresses Candidate Positive Nelson’s statements which appeared in the St. Croix Avis of Aug. 4.

Op-ed: Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Responds to National Review Article Urging Congress Not to Trust...

Summary: Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett takes strong exception to a recent article printed in the National Review that said the U.S. Virgin Islands cannot be trusted with post-disaster funds.

Op Ed: Facing Reality – The Virgin Islands Has Been Noticed

An article in the conservative magazine National Review has created a narrative about the islands that must be countered before it becomes the conventional wisdom – the the USVI's peril.

Open forum: Politics of Change

Winston Nugent says he will be voting for the election of more women to public office. He shares a history of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman who accomplished many firsts as a politician.

Open forum: Where Do We See the V.I. in the Next 10,15, 20 Years?

Stephanie Scott-Williams has advice for Virgin Islanders and Democrats about the possibility of redefining the future.

Op-ed: The Good, the Bad and the Ill Considered

Justin Moorhead warns of the problems that lie ahead for a reopening of the St. Croix refinery. He sees the good that can come from the refinery, but he lists the mistakes of the past that may be visited upon the present.

Opinion: Facing Reality – Social Cohesion (Part One: Why it Matters)

People use the word community a lot these days. There are ethnic and racial "communities," like the "African-American community," the "Asian community," etc. Then we have the "artistic community," the "LGBTQ community," and the "faith community." It is a strange thing that the more we talk about communities, the less we seem to have them.
Caribbean butterflies flutter down Main Street. The smiles never stopped. (Gerard Sperry photo)

V.I. Law Says Mapp Must Explain Unending State of Emergency

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been under a continuous state of emergency for 10 months now. Gov. Kenneth Mapp has consistently declined to give any meaningful explanation as to why he keeps extending it or what would lead to it ending, in apparent contravention of the V.I. law giving him power to declare emergencies.

Open Forum: Harriet Mercer Writes an Open Letter to Sen. Positive Nelson

Harriet A. Mercer has written an open letter to Sen. Positive T.A. Nelson of the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands concerning the Board of Election’s decision to deny the senator reinstatement as a candidate for governor. Ms. Mercer is a member of the board.

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