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The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial

The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.

PSC Chair Disputes WAPA’s Account of Leased Generator Surcharge

So, yes, the Commission has urged the use of leased generation as an interim measure; as a bridge to new generation technologies of greater efficiency. But the “interim” is taking too long.

Open forum: Teachers Left Out of Loop on Infrastructure Changes

St. Thomas-St. John Teachers Union questions the V.I. Department of Education’s process for addressing infrastructure problems that have kept staff and parents in the dark.

Open Forum: Justice Delayed or Denied?

On Aug. 15, 2015, a 73 year-old man was brutally beaten and left for dead in the D. Hamilton Jackson Park in Grove Place....

Open forum: “When Sula Sang” for Toni Morrison

Writer Winston Nugent pays tribute to Toni Morrison, winner of the Pulitzer and Noble Prizes, with a poem from his upcoming book.
Donna Christensen takes part in a 2016 Democratic rally. (File photo)

An Alternative WAPA Ought To Consider

With what I consider a crisis at WAPA, I am sure the issue of privatization will once again be on the table. It is probably under the table already! It's an option for the territory to consider before the islands are hit by a rolling blackout.

Taxi Driver Opposes Mandatory Credit Cards

Taxi driver Kelvin Dennie opposes requiring taxis to take credit cards.

Chamber Opposes WAPA Rate Increase, Supports Government Paying Its WAPA Bills

St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce statement: The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce has had the opportunity to meet with Water and Power Authority...
Stacey Plaskett addresses a town hall meeting Saturday at UVI on St. Croix.

An Open Letter from Delegate Stacey Plaskett

July 22, 2019 Dear Participants of the 3rd Virgin Islands Advocacy Day: I would like to publicly express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the time,...
Shaun A. Pennington

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What We Care About

In the V.I., as has recently been revealed in the most heinous of ways, people are suffering and transmitting generational trauma. It has been going on for hundreds of years. What are we as a community demanding be done about it?

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