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Open forum: Commission on Aging Bill and Beach Access for the Disabled Bill Become...

AARP in The Virgin Islands had a triumphant welcoming of the New Year with the successful signing of two major pieces of legislation this month.

Open forum: 33rd Legislature of V.I. Approves St. John Marina Permit

As the federal permit is finalized for the St. John Marina and the project moves into construction, Summer’s End looks forward to the continuation of work working with local advisors, community members, Governor Bryan and his administration, as well as National Marine Fisheries Service and the Department of the Army to ensure that St. John’s new marina is a cornerstone of sustainability in the future of the island’s culture, economy and environment.

Open forum: Denmark’s Debt to the Virgin Islands

Phil Clarke writes that Denmark should give financial compensation to its former colonies in the Virgin Islands. 15.5 billion DKK (US$ 2.6 billion) would be an appropriate amount.
Before the storms: Magens Bay, seen in this spring photo from the trail, has been named one of the 10- most beautiful beachs in the world. Now it's been scoured by two hurricanes, but those who love it say it will return to its glory.

Op-Ed: Magens Bay Senate Bill Could Be Disastrous

Mac Davis thinks the Senate will be considering a change in the formation of the governing board of the Magens Bay Authority that may cost U.S. Virgin Islanders a great deal. He says the effect of Bill No. 33- 0374 becoming law could be potentially disastrous for the present inhabitants and their heirs.
An artist drawing of the proposed Paul E. Joseph Stadium. (Submitted draing)

Open Forum: The Game of Feigned Surprise in Public Sector Decision Making

Lloyd Gardner questions the need and wisdom of building the Paul E. Joseph Stadium on St. Croix. He says the Legislature has given over $25 million to a project that needs an audit immediately.

Open forum: Substitute Teachers Have Not Been Paid in 12 Weeks!

Keith A. Smith Sr. says that ‘substitute’ teachers in the Virgin Islands school system have not been paid in 12 weeks. He asks the public and government leaders to help teachers survive.

Open forum: The Salvation Army’s Mission

The Salvation Army explains its many programs to help the people of the Virgin Islands during times of crisis. It has been active in the territory since 1917.

Letter to the Editor: What Is the Status of the Mahogany Run Golf Course?

David Shear says that keeping Mahogany Run Golf Course open is a quality of life and a business issue.

Open forum: The St. John CZM Committee Must Go

Sam Smack lists the reasons the St. John Committee of Coastal Zone Management should not have voted against opening a floating lounge and restaurant just off Mingo Cay. He says that the St. John committee should be replaced.

Open forum: Public Access to Beaches Through Private Property Is the Wrong Solution

Judy Egnatinsky questions Sen. Alica Barnes’ recent comments equating public access to beaches through private property as systemic racism.

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