Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:24 am Last modified: 1:24 am

Open forum

Follow the Money; Where Is the Money?

Jason Budsan, after attending a meeting hosted by Delegate to Congress Plaskett, is aware that the U.S. Government might owe the V.I. about $100 million in “rum cover over money.” He asks whether the V. I. Government is keeping tabs on and is collecting these monies.
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Reader Asks Elected Officials to Consider Colonial Aspects of Transfer

Tarik McMillan asks the delegate to Congress, governor, lieutenant governor and senators to rethink the commemoration of Transfer Day which she calls “an event so closely tied to colonialism.”
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Conversations Are Needed to Reform Education

Mary Moorhead congratulates the new V.I. Board of Education and hopes it will lead future discussions about much needed education reform.
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India Association of V.I. Appalled by Hate Graffiti

The India Association of the Virgin Islands releases a statement about the recent hate graffiti found on a Back Street building on St. Thomas.
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Demonstration Planned at the Governor’s ‘State of the Territory’

Jason Budsan asks Virgin Islanders to join him across from the 32nd Legislature when the governor gives his State of the Territory Address. Give voice to concerns and issues.
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V.I. Needs to Stop Accepting Mediocrity in Education (Part II)

Mary L. Moorhead, St. Croix District member of the V.I. Board of Education, continues her critique of the board with recommendations to solve the problems that block progress.
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My First Term on the Board of Education (Part I)

Mary L. Moorhead gives a summary and critique of her first term as a member and briefly the chairman of the St. Croix District Board of Education. It has been a time of accomplishment and a time of conflict.(Part I)
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Free Trade in the Caribbean Is an Important Goal

Ivan Butcher II writes about Commemorating Transfer Day 2017 in a different way.
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Cleaning Up Traffic Signs Is a Matter of Safety

Democrats in Action for Safety and Health have been cleaning up road signs all over St. Thomas. They say that if the Government of the Virgin Islands won’t do what is necessary, the grassroots should take charge.
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V.I. Businesses Cannot Afford Higher VIESA Rates

The Board of Directors of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce says that businesses in the Virgin Islands cannot afford higher V.I. Employment Security Agency (VIESA) taxes that cover unemployment insurance.
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