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Monday, November 19, 2018
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St. John from satellite. 'Everything looks simpler from 35,000 feet.' Frank Schneiger.

Opinion – Facing Reality: A Final Thought

The Virgin Islands faces a number of difficult, sometimes daunting, challenges. The series zeroed in on issues of climate change and its impacts, a changing economy, politics and governance, social conditions and education.

Open forum: Remembering Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne

The children of Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne pay tribute to their late mother.

Op-ed: A New YHG Hotel Would Be an Investment in the Future

Pash Daswani, speaking for The India Association of the Virgin Islands, gives the reasons for the Legislature to vote for the $10 million government loan to the developer of a Yacht Haven Grande hotel.

Open Forum: Food for Thought on Guns

Yahmeses Rhymer questions the Virgin Islands law that requires gun owners to be licensed.

Op-ed: Christensen Supports Veto of Certificate of Need Bill

Donna M. Christensen gives her reasons for supporting Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s veto of a bill about non-hospital care facilities that operate as stand-alone facilities.

Op-ed: Senate Should Okay Loan Request for New Hotel

Members of the Port of Charlotte Amalie Cruise Ship Task Force are asking the Senate to pass legislation to loan developers $10 million to help finance the building of a hotel by Yacht Haven Grande. They lay out their reasons for allowing the building of the first new hotel on St. Thomas in 30 years.

Op-Ed: Pie-in-the-Sky Giveaways Serve Politicians, Not the People *Updated*

As election day draws near, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has given out pay raises, promised free college tuition at the University of the Virgin Islands, championed "Christmas bonuses" to retirees about to lose their pensions and made wildly rosy promises about fixing GERS.
The St. Croix Educational Complex.

Op-Ed: Facing Reality – The Future of Public Education

Public education in the United States, especially in areas – urban and rural – with high levels of poverty is largely seen as being "broken." And, despite claims to the contrary, we have gotten accustomed to it.

Open forum: Community Foundation of V.I. Declares ‘We Lifted Each Other Up’

The president and the chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) give an overview of what the organization has been doing and will continue to do since the territory was hit by two hurricanes in 2017.

Open forum: VIBE Commemorates Birthdate of Arthur A. Richards

The Virgin Islands Board of Education reminds the public that Arthur A. Richards, for whom a junior high school on St. Croix was named, is an icon in education.

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