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Let’s Build a Health Care System, Not Just the Buildings

Dr. Donna M. Christensen informs the public that work groups have been meeting for over two months on “workforce capacity development, meeting financial challenges, closing the gaps in mental health care, creating a data-informed health community, understanding pharmacy needs and creating a patient-centered care environment, as well as one addressing the built environment that went far beyond just building facilities.”

It’s Not Too Late!

Ivan Butcher II sees the recent hurricanes as a wake-up call. Because he territory needs a lot of work to be done, it should train legions of artisans here at home.

Facing Reality: The Future as History

The territory is living with the consequences of the somewhat foreseeable and the mostly unforeseeable, and a big question is what will it do to address these challenges going forward. This series is intended to spur discussion, a discussion based on a single premise: business as usual is not a viable response; it is the path to decline and potentially a downward spiral.
U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman meets with Juan Carlos I, King of Spain from 1975 until 2014.

V.I. History: Reflecting on the Life of U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman

Throughout my formative years and into adulthood, I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time with a Virgin Islands hero, Ambassador Terence A. Todman. He was my great-uncle – my grandmother’s younger brother – and my close confidant.

Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Caneel Bay Resort House Bill

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce has written a letter to the Source concerning its recent article on House Bill HR 4731 and Caneel Bay Resort.

The Goal Is to Bring Back Five Star Tourism to St. John

USVI Hotel & Tourism Association shares a letter it sent to Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett concerning the reconstruction of the Caneel Bay Hotel.

Virtue of the Week: Trust

Trust is having faith in someone or something. It is a positive attitude about life. You are confident that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen. Even when difficult things happen, trust helps us to find the gift or lesson in it.
Hannah Upp, from her Facebook page.

National Magazine Reports on Missing V.I. Resident’s Disappearance

Does the attention paid to woman missing from St. Thomas after Maria compared to relative silence on so many others say something about how the media work?

It’s Time for A Centennial Wake-Up Call

Ivan Butcher II advises Virgin Islanders to begin preparing now for the inevitable future hurricanes by becoming much more self-reliant.
Piles of ancient timber, galvanized and hand carved artifacts await reuse at sacred site in Kathmandu.

Devastating Natural Disasters Have More Than One Story

Crinkled galvanized, fallen trees and piles of debris and personal belongings fought for space along what remained of the roads, while downed utility poles were still creating dangerous obstacle courses as I left the Virgin Islands in October 2017 only weeks after after two Cat 5 Hurricanes had leveled life in my community.

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