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Open forum: DOE Responds to Senator Gittens’ Opinion on Return to In-Person Learning

The Department of Education issues a statement in response to Senator Kenneth L. Gittens' opinion piece published on March 1 regarding the return to in-person learning in the St. Croix District.

Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports May Hold the Key to Tourism’s Safe Return

Safely restarting tourism is arguably the biggest economic challenge facing most Caribbean governments. David Jessop believes that despite the difficulties involved, tourism’s return can only happen once significant numbers of at-risk citizens and key workers are vaccinated, and a viable vaccine passport scheme is in place for visitors.

Op-Ed: Take Care of Your Heart and It Will Take Care of You

Moleto A. Smith Jr. gives an overview of heart disease and how to combat it. He celebrates the contributions of the many Virgin Islands medical workers who are working to improve heart health.

Open forum: A Plan of Action Is Needed to Find Missing Seniors

Jelani Ritter wants changes to the way authorities search for missing seniors. She proposes the enforcement of the law that created a Silver Alert System.

Op-Ed: Plotting the Course for Disaster Response: The Importance of Data

Data gathering is a continuous emergency management function; it is necessary for accurate warnings, during emergencies to keep government entities and the public updated, and after to evaluate and report the events and response.

Open forum: In Support of The Bebop

Shermon Smith is not happy about the Coastal Zone Commission’s having turned down a request that The Bebop, a floating restaurant, be built, in spite of the approval of environmental experts, Coastal Zone Management and the community.

Op-Ed: How Can USVI Energize CARICOM?

Basil Springer writes about the opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). He presents a way forward for the V.I. to energize CARICOM by convening a CARICOM-USVI summit based on the tenets of the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management smart partnership movement.

Editorial: The Local News Industry Needs Local Advertising to Survive

Many newspaper publishers have expressed concern over how Google and Facebook are directly hurting their bottom line. It is with this in mind that the Source offers some insights into the financial state of the newspaper industry.

Open forum: The Key to a Good Government

On Presidents Day, 2021, St. Thomas resident Alan Greaves shared these thoughts with the Source.

Op-Ed: A New US Initiative for the Caribbean Is Needed

In April, the U.S. will host a virtual “Summit of the Americas.” David Jessop believes that a new generation of Caribbean business leaders should participate in the parallel CEO summit to make the case for a new initiative that supports private sector post-pandemic recovery initiatives in the Caribbean and Central America.

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