December 11, 2017 11:12 am Last modified: 11:50 pm

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Virgin Islands Not Nice

I am a Virgin Islander in disbelief of what I see every day. I was born and raised in this beautiful paradise that has potential to grow and uplift its people. I said "had" because it’s too late now in my opinion.
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U.S. Virgin Islands Capital Should Have a Flag

Leonard Smith thinks it is about time Charlotte Amalie had its own flag, featuring a Danish queen from the 17th century.
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Financial Crisis Worries Head to Virgin Islands While Puerto Rico Recovers

James Walton compares the recent financial crisis in fellow U.S. territory Puerto Rico to what is happening now in the Virgin Islands economy.
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Emancipation Day.. The Man Who Swam To St. John

  In 1985 Shaky Acres (the recovery program that Tuts and I had started in 1981) was going along fairly well, but was in need of a fund-raiser or two. Tuts heard (along with everyone else) of a proposed St. John swim (everybody heard of it because it was considered impossible by most
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An Open Letter to Sen. Blyden

A V.I. resident has pointed questions about Sen. Blyden's proposal to quadruple the property taxes on vacation rentals in the territory.
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V.I. Democratic Party Decries Legislature Disqualifying Rodriquez

Any talk about demise of the Democratic Party is premature and perhaps wistful thinking!
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Senator, Taking a Contribution From a Gambling Connection Is Wrong

William Olson takes Sen. Rivera O' Reilly to task for taking contributions from a company closely associated with VIGL. He says it is morally and legally wrong.
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We Can Solve Health Care Issues in the Virgin Islands

Scott Johnston outlines a plan to reform and create health insurance in the Virgin Islands that is affordable and available to everyone.
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A News Story Shouldn’t Bring More Trauma to a Victim

Clema S. Lewis, executive director of the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, says that the V.I. Consortium went too far when it gave details of a woman’s allegation of a sexual assault.
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Boschulte Turns Over WICO to a New Captain

Joseph Boschulte, the outgoing CEO of the West Indian Company Ltd., says goodbye and offers some insights.
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