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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wed November 14, 2018 5:25 AM

Open forum

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.

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.

Op-ed: Learning From the Lessons of the Past About Oil Refineries

Caroline A. Browne is concerned about the opening of an oil refinery on St. Croix and points to the lessons of the past as a guide for deciding about the present.

Op Ed: The Truth About the Summer’s End Group Marina

David Silverman argues against the Summer’s End Group’s plan to build a mega yacht marina in Coral Bay. He says that what Coral Bay does not need is large scale commercial exploitation for hotels, marinas or other projects that fundamentally change its character and natural qualities.

Open forum: A Citizen Shares Goals to Resurrect and Improve U.S.V.I.

Sean Connor Jr. gives a list of goals that he believes will help to improve the territory in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Resident Congratulates All the 2018 Promoted and Graduates

Shirley M. Sadler tells the youth of the Virgin Islands how she admires them for their perseverance.

A Pride Parade – Without Gospel Quotes

Alexander Randall 5th, Ph.D., is a professor of communications at the University of the Virgin Islands who took his daughter and his “gender fluid” son to see the Gay Pride Parade recently held in Frederiksted.

AARP Speaks on Gay Equality

AARP in the Virgin Islands supports and reaches out to the gay community and is participating in the gay celebratory events that are being held annually in June.

Saving the Caledonia Rainforest and Maroon Ridge Is Important

T. Weiss gives reasons for rescuing St. Croix’s Caledonia Rainforest and Maroon Ridge. He argues that the community “deserves an informative, detailed presentation and hearing about the proposed rezoning of this area to allow an asphalt making and cement making factory. Including an opportunity for questions from the citizens.”

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