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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.

It’s Not a State of Emergency; V.I. Is in a State of Disarray

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been in a State of Emergency since Sept. 5. If it continues until April 3, as the governor has said it will, that will be seven months of being in an emergency state.
Shaun Pennington

The Source Is – and Always Has Been – a Group Effort

Before I fade to grey only to pop up in living color somewhere else pursuing other life-long dreams, I have many people to acknowledge and thank for their contributions to the Source over the last two decades.
Sen. Alicia 'Chucky' Hansen

With Sweet Meat Come Sour Sauce – A Primer for Sen. Chucky Hansen

Here is a logic problem for Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen (I-STX): If WAPA has X dollars to pay linemen but you fought for decades to cut WAPA's funding, do you get to scream and shout that WAPA should pay those linemen more?
Government House. (File photo)qGovernment House. (File photo)

VIPD Arrest of Reporter is an Un-American Abuse of Power *Update*

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.
Shaun Pennington

Storms’ Aftermath Must Become Our Opportunity

We have been humbled by the fury of Nature, but we are not broken. As the trees and plants have already sprung into regrowth, wasting little time lamenting their losses; so must we.

Analysis: Mapp Accentuates the Positive in SOTA Address

While Gov. Kenneth Mapp rightly pointed to genuine good news in his State of the Territory address Monday, he also glossed over some very dark clouds that are currently raining on the territory.

Leave Joseph Boschulte Alone!

When is enough enough? When will the citizens of this community shut down this governor’s guillotine?

Time for the Senate to Stop Pretending There are Easy Answers

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.

What’s In a Name? Chucky, By Any Other Name, Is Bad for the USVI

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.

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