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Legislature Corner: Capehart Passes Meal on Wheels Emergency Funds for Waitlisted Residents

In the current fiscal year alone, the Meals on Wheels program has served more than 849,000 meals to 849 individuals.

Open Forum: The Governor Must Follow His Own Example and Resign

The chief office of the territory needs to be cleaned up and credibility restored. We cannot continue with the reputation of the Chief Office of the Governor as is.

Open Forum: St. Thomas Senseless: Brewers Bay Murder

It’s been almost two weeks, and as investigators seek the conspirators and perpetrators of the senseless crime of gun violence at the beautiful Brewers Beach on July 8; they cannot give up until the profound immorality of these individuals are exposed for all ayu to see. 

Virtue of the Week – Charity

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

The Lounge | A Column for Men: Be Thankful for the Separation

In his biweekly column, Langley Shazor speaks to issues important to men within the territory. This week he discusses the positive side to "loss."

Open Forum: Kids Count Data Provides Update on Need for Comprehensive Educational Interventions

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which released its national 2024 KIDS COUNT© Data Book on June 10, the failure of the U.S. to prepare our kids to learn could cost our children hundreds of billions of dollars in future earnings and the U.S. economy trillions in lost activity.

State of the Territory | Addressing WAPA’s Challenges: Why I Authored Legislation Calling for a Turnaround Company

In her bi-weekly column, “State of the Territory,” former Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw delves deeper into issues of concern for V.I. residents.

Open Forum: To The Rescue

Greetings to all St. John residents and visitors. We have great news to share with you. St. John Rescue has just been certified as a training center with the National Association of EMTs (NREMT).

Open Forum: My Soul Seeks Solace: Brewers Bay in Midday!

It is the saddest day ever! I will never ever forget that day until I die!

Virtue of the Week – Certitude

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Op-Ed: It Won’t Be a Bumper Mango Season, Which Could be a Good Thing

Due to our wet season so far for the past couple of months, we will get mangoes, but not in abundance. It could be a good thing, according to the old people’s saying that mango is one of the fruits when in abundance can spell the approach of hurricanes toward the islands. I hope we didn’t forget the 2017 hurricane season when Irma and Maria hit us head on. That year, as we would say traditionally, “mangoes knocking down dogs,” which means there was a bumper crop.

Op-Ed: The Environmental Conundrum of Electric Vehicles in the USVI

The upcoming 2024 Electric Vehicle Summit, announced by the Virgin Islands Energy Office under the visionary leadership of Director Kyle Fleming, is a landmark event for our territory. However, as we look forward to the benefits of electric vehicles, it is crucial to also address the full lifecycle of these vehicles to ensure a truly sustainable future.

Open Forum: Senior Citizen Card Renewals Create Unnecessary Bureaucracy, Hardship

As we all know, aging is a one-way street: we never get younger. So it seems incredibly ironic that the Virgin Islands Senior Card expires every five years and we need to find our way to a government office to obtain a new one.

Op-Ed: Make No Mistake, Project 2025 is Coming For Your Rights

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett gave an opening statement Tuesday as the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which is chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). It concerns "Project 2025," which she argues "plans to upend structures, institutions, and the basic rights that have supposedly been afforded to Americans to make it great. It's a playbook for Donald Trump's second term and a plan for the destruction of America as we know it."

The Lounge | A Column for Men: Apologize & Adjust

In his biweekly column, Langley Shazor speaks to issues important to men within the territory. This week he discusses the true meaning of an apology.

Op-Ed: Rarified Atmosphere

Support the Concert for Cade fundraiser and silent auction at Tillett Garden on Saturday, July 20, starting at 6:30 pm.

Virtue of the Week – Caring

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Op-Ed: St. Croix Author Sheds New Light on Emancipation in the Danish West Indies

The other day, a good friend of mine called me all excited about her newly published book, titled “A Closer Look.” Within a few hours, Kathleen D. Dowling was at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus so that I could get a copy of her book. You should have seen her with a big smile on her face, teeth and all, greeting me with a big hug. It is a book that sheds new light on the 1848 emancipation in the Danish West Indies, particularly on the island of St. Croix.

Legislature Corner: Blyden Lauds Summer Food Benefit Program for V.I. Students

Senator Marvin Blyden, vice-chair of the Committee on Human Services, praised the upcoming launch of a permanent federal food benefit program. Under this program, all 12,000 plus children enrolled in school lunch participating schools will receive a SNAP benefit to help with food expenses during the summer months.

Legislature Corner: Senator Requests Help in Identifying Fallen VIPD Officers

Sen. Diane T. Capehart seeks to pass legislation honoring the fallen law enforcement officers in the territory and provide memorial signage.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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