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V.I. Has Tax-Exempt Companies, Why Not Tax-Exempt Educators?

Summary: Michael Bornn has a plan to draw more teachers to the Virgin Islands that includes tax exemptions.
A ship moored at Limetree. (Government House photo)

Open Forum: Please Comment on Limetree’s Clean Air Act Permit Application

As you may or may not be aware, Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refinery (collectively “Limetree”), the now-owners of the shuttered oil refinery formerly operated by Hovensa, intend to begin refining crude oil on the site as early as 2020.

Plaskett Says Governor Bryan Contradicts His Own Transition Report on WAPA

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s support for the V.I. Water and Power Authority dramatically contradicted his own transition report, completed before he took office, Delegate Stacey Plaskett said at a Nov. 7 V.I. press conference call.

Bars and Lazy Leisure Show Lack of Vision for St. John

This open letter by Savannah Lyons-Anthony is addressed to Marlon Hibbert, CZM director, as well as the people of St. John and the wider Virgin Islands.

Families Asking for Help in Finding Missing Seafarers on Raft Headed Towards Caribbean

Crew members who were on the Bourbon Rhode ship when it sunk on Sept. 26 are still missing and are thought to be heading towards the Caribbean in a life raft. They have about two more months of supplies on the raft to keep them alive.

What Is Happening to the Government Artifacts?

Julio Encarnacion wants to know the status of governmental antiques. Formerly the territory’s first chief conservator, he is concerned about the history and culture of the Virgin Islands.
A protester signals his dissatisfaction with WAPA during a PSC meeting in August. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Why Is WAPA Rate Hike Even Being Considered?

Zelda Janan accuses WAPA and the Government of the Virgin Islands of “blatant financial mismanagement and corruption.”

A Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Where to Get Help

As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.

Millennials Are Scared to Death About the Future of the V.I.

Amaziah George writes about how many Virgin Islanders of his generation feel and think about the world they have inherited. The federal government is a major concern.

Governor Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings as Statesman, Bastion of Leadership in Congress

"I admired Congressman Cummings for his commitment to his constituents and to democracy and all of its flaws.”

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