Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:38 am Last modified: 1:37 am

Open forum

The Human Cost of Cutting a Hospital Budget

Cathy O’Gara once had to travel stateside for one hip replacement but years later was able to have a second hip operation on St. Thomas because of great improvements at Schneider Regional Medical Center. She is concerned about those who cannot afford to go to stateside for an operatio
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Just Think of It; It Would Be Wonderful

Shawn Zeller has written an open letter to Mr. Jon Stryker, who owns the land that was Maho Bay Camps on St. John, asking him to donate the land to the National Parks system.
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Black History Includes Selfless White People

Ted Kelliher is upset that the library at the University of the Virgin Islands is only putting photographs of black people on a mural that celebrates Black History Month.
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Thank You, Claire Roker

Carlene Woods praises the work and dedication of Claire Roker, who has spent her life preparing young women for Caribbean, national and international pageants.
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Raising Awareness on Stalking, Human Trafficking, Social Consciousness

Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) executive director, reflects on past accomplishments and thanks supporters in advance for what will be a recharged, productive future.
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A Christmas Labor of Love

Joan Gutliffe praises her stepsister for her hard work and creativity decorating the winning Frenchtown Christmas tree.
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There Is Much to Celebrate!

Judy King-Edmeade of the Friends of St. Thomas Public Libraries happily shares all the good news about the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library.
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Crafting Relief in My Environment

Kyza A. Callwood says that combating crime in the Virgin Islands is a “matter of communication, commitment and time.” He lists several ways to begin this process.
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Thank You for Allowing Me to Serve You

Kendall Griffith, M.D., who recently stepped down as CEO of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, gives his reasons for the path he has taken in life, and gives an account of what he and his staff have accomplished at JFL.
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DRI Will Hold Public Forum on Enhancing Downtown Business

David Bornn of Downtown Revitalization Inc. invites the community to attend and participate in a forum where the Working Plan for enhancing business in Downtown will be presented.
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