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Sen. Janelle Sarauw (File photo)

Open forum: Where Is the Division of Festivals?

Sen. Janelle Sarauw says the Department of Tourism is not implementing a law that was passed by the 32nd Legislature to organize festivals in the territory.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plasket questions Michael Cohen Wednesday during the House Government Oversight Committee's hearing.

Open forum: Plaskett Requests Meeting on Funding, Recent Drug Trafficking Activity

Congresswoman Plaskett released the following statement regarding a letter she has sent to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program and the Drug Enforcement Agency regarding their budgets and their recent activity in the territory.

Open forum: Soldier Crab Housing

Ivan Butcher II writes about native Virgin Islanders not investing in houses and land while new residents are buying everything up.

Op-ed: Puerto Rico Privatizes Utility, Part 2

Filippo Cassinelli presents Part 2 of his Op-ed on the energy problems faced by WAPA and USVI. He reviews the possibilities of future directions, some similar to those being made in Puerto Rico.
Water and Power Authority on St. Croix.

Op-ed: Puerto Rico Privatizes Utility, Part 2

Filippo Cassinelli presents Part 2 of his Op-ed on the energy problems faced by WAPA and USVI. He reviews the possibilities of future directions, some similar to those being made in Puerto Rico. He gives an overview of the financial troubles of both V.I. and P.R., and he points out that affordable, reliable power distribution is crucial to the territory’s well-being.
Rendering of the Wartsila Power Plant with three new units at Harley power plant St. Thomas. (Image provided by WAPA, March 2017)

Op-ed: The Case for Privatizing WAPA

Filippo Cassinelli is against the current proposed WAPA increase. He believes that the V.I. Government should explore selling at least a 51 percent stake in WAPA.
The four graduates from St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School Class of 2019 share a hug. From left, Mahlana Graham, Shomari Francis, Stacy Frederick, Chanel Aubert.

Op-Ed: Sometimes Religion Gets it Right

A class of four from the St. Croix Seventh-day Adventist School received their entrance tickets to the world of higher education on Sunday with about $242,640 in scholarships. They credit their accomplishments to supernatural powers.
Full shelves look down on empty aisles at the Turnbull Library, which is closed while the air conditioning system is repaired.

Open forum: We Should Be Ashamed…

Carol Lotz-Felix, a former president of The Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries, calls for support and involvement to make the libraries in the Virgin Islands take actions to improve a dire situation.

Open forum: St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Proposed WAPA Rate Increase

The St. Croix Chamber strongly opposes a rate increase by WAPA that promises to adversely affect local business. It believes the Government of the Virgin Islands must take the first step by taking care of the $43 million gap and alleviating the hardship on residents.
A dozen or more Crucians gather to collect trash on St. Croix this spring. (File photo by Linda Morland)

Op-Ed: 1,000 Cleanups Won’t Deter the Littering Population in the USVI

For three years, I’ve been amazed and inspired by the number of residents leading cleanups on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and even the oft forgotten historic district of Hassel Island. I was extremely happy to see the Department of Tourism encouraging residents to assist in collecting trash throughout the territory.

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