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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Open forum

Open forum: The Voices of the People Were Heard; Action Was Taken

Ruby Simmonds Esannason thanks members of the 32nd Legislature, especially Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff, and the former governor for passing a bill that includes a protocol for medical patients and others who need to be evacuated off-island.

Open Forum: Senator Jackson Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sen. Myron D. Jackson joins the world in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the fight for racial equality.
Albert Bryan: 'Education is where we really need to start.'

Open forum: Gov. Bryan Expresses Concern With Wave of Gun Violence Throughout Territory

On Tuesday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. expressed his grave concern with the recent occurrences of gun violence in the territory that resulted in the deaths and senseless injury of several Virgin Islanders over the last two weeks. He calls Virgin Islanders to action in taking back [the] community.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Open forum: JFL Is Committed to Rebuilding and Innovations in Healthcare

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center gives an update on the progress it is making on construction projects and on recruiting very qualified healthcare professionals and administrative personnel.

Open forum: Insights

Bob White presents an analysis of the economics of the U.S. Virgin Islands: past, present and future. He wonders where “generation now” will find work.

Open forum: January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

Debra Benjamin of the Women's Coalition of St. Croix says that victims of stalking and the justice system underestimate “its danger and urgency.”

A Christmas Tree Goes Dark

Mary L. Moorhead says that the recent theft of 300 Christmas tree lights from Buddhoe Park requires more police patrolling.

Open forum: CTEC Prepares Young Adults for High Paying Careers

The Career and Technical Education Center ceremony was a breath of fresh air and a complete contrast to the gruesome reality of high crime on St. Croix, writes Carmelo Rivera.

The Seniors’ Walking Games Have a Track Record

Ivan Butcher II gives a rundown of the recent Seniors' Walking Games held on St. Croix and shares his hopes for its future.

Open forum: It’s Time to Change How We Interact With Each Other

Verdel L. Petersen of St. Croix asks that the division between St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John, which was evident during the recent runoff election, be faced. “We need to have an open dialogue about the perceived and actual disparities that exist.”





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