The V.I. government took its growing lack of transparency to new heights this week, sending police to arrest and charge a reporter for embarrassing it by reporting on its lack of care for priceless antiques on St. Thomas.
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp gets it. The members of the V.I. Senate either don't, or don't want to. Facing a $110 million budget gap, it's time for the Senate to stop talking and choose between to unpalatable, but obvious, solutions.
Whatever the court decides, whatever name she uses, "Chucky" should not be elected to serve in the Legislature again because she was a truly terrible senator who wreaked terrible, lasting damage on residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us.