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Op-ed: Equality

Michael Bornn has a list of priorities for how to arrive at equality for all. George Floyd’s murder may be the “tipping point’ for real change.
A protester holds a sign calling for justice for George Floyd during a march in Miami. Protests have taken place in cities across the country and around the world since Floyd's death while in police custody. (Shutterstock image)

Excuse Me, but I’m Trying to Understand; A Question About Race

The U.S. has, once again, been rocked by a death of an African American man in police custody. Very recently, video emerged showing a white father and son in Georgia shooting an African American man for some reason.
Lloyd Gardner

Op-Ed: Development Model as a Determinant of Island Resilience

Development takes place within a particular social and economic context, even though most residents of a place do not understand or acknowledge the existence of that context.
Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor. (File photo from the VIPD)

Op-Ed from V.I. Commissioner: Police Failed to Protect or Serve George Floyd

We observe yet another death of an African American man through noncombative interaction with law enforcement.

Op-ed: An Economic Recovery Requires Affordable, Reliable Energy

When WAPA goes down it can be for an entire day or many hours at a time. What we are experiencing with the latest series...

Op-Ed: GERS, Solutions for Consideration

As there is the unlikelihood of a dramatic increase in the number of contributing members to GERS, here are ideas that some might consider radical enough to at least pull back the reins of our frightening race toward pending collapse, none of which punish V.I. pensioners.

We Need To Breathe

Winston Nugent's poem is in response to the news of an unarmed George Floyd being killed by a police officer during a stop for an alleged nonviolent offense, while a crowd of onlookers begged the officers to stop. Winston Nugent is a poet, short story writer and playwright, who lives on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

It is Necessary to Educate the Public on Adopting a V.I. Constitution

The League of Women Voters USVI writes an open letter to VI Source journalist Don Buchanan about a recent article concerning a bill passed by the Legislature for a referendum question on the Revised Organic Act of 1954 to be placed on the ballot in November.
Federal funding has been appropriated to help repair public housing such as the Walter I.M. Hodge public housing neighborhood on St. Croix, which still shows extensive damage two years after the hurricanes of 2017. (Aerial photo by Daryl Wade)

Op-Ed – Island Strong: Accepting Disruption as a Way of Life

This is the first in a four-part series about the larger structural issues facing the Virgin Islands, with the aim of spurring more public conversation and mobilizing the community around agreed solutions.

Op-ed: Lieutenant Governor Shares Memorial Day Message

As we salute the fallen on Memorial Day, we recognize them as heroes and praise their legacy. We will remember their names and the greatness that they represented in all branches of military service.

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