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Charlotte Amalie
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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....

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.
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?

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."

Op-ed: Puerto Rico Privatizes Utility, Part 2

Filippo Cassinelli presents Part 2 of his Op-ed on the energy problems faced by WAPA and USVI. He reviews the possibilities of future directions, some similar to those being made in Puerto Rico. He gives an overview of the financial troubles of both V.I. and P.R., and he points out that affordable, reliable power distribution is crucial to the territory’s well-being.

Op-ed: The Case for Privatizing WAPA, Part 1

Filippo Cassinelli is against the current proposed WAPA increase. He believes that the V.I. Government should explore selling at least a 51 percent stake in WAPA.
The four graduates from St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School Class of 2019 share a hug. From left, Mahlana Graham, Shomari Francis, Stacy Frederick, Chanel Aubert.

Op-Ed: Sometimes Religion Gets it Right

A class of four from the St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School received their entrance tickets to the world of higher education on Sunday with about $242,640 in scholarships. They credit their accomplishments to supernatural powers.
Some of the 12 to 14 people of all ages who worked together to gather and dispose of trash along the beach in preparation for the upcoming Easter camping. 4-H Ambassadors and Dominicans in Action Committee Members made up the volunteers. (Linda Morland photo)

Op-Ed: 1,000 Cleanups Won’t Deter the Littering Population in the USVI

For three years, I’ve been amazed and inspired by the number of residents leading cleanups on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and even the oft forgotten historic district of Hassel Island. I was extremely happy to see the Department of Tourism encouraging residents to assist in collecting trash throughout the territory.

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