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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, January 19, 2020
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V.I. Cultural History Is in Jeopardy

Winston Nugent says he is “writing this letter to save the exposition of the Virgin Islands' cultural and literary arts as it relates to the imposition of a DUNS number and SAM.GOV.”
Shaun A. Pennington

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Stupid Reveals Itself in Cruelty

A few weeks ago while reading my morning transmission from friar Richard Rohr I was tempted by a hyperlink to one of his short sermons. It was a sermon on evil. He said, “Yes, there are truly evil people, but usually it’s not really evil, it’s just stupidity.”
Source mascot Idle the Iguana peers out of the brush. (Source photo)

Idle Chatters as We Enter 2020

The Source's mascot, Idle the Iguana, is back for another year or predictions for and reflections on the new year.

Editorial: Local Journalism Matters

In our scattered daily news consumption, we pick up bits and pieces from our social media accounts, radios, TVs, family, friends and coworkers. We read snippets here and there, and glaze over headlines that we talk about in our social settings with conviction.

No One Can Save Us But Ourselves

Moleto Smith Jr. writes about the recent funeral he attended of a man who was “gunned down about 3 weeks ago in Hospital Ground.” He believes that the entire community needs to commit to curtailing the violence.

Op-ed: Changing School Calendar Would Rob Students of Instructional Hours

Jeanette Smith-Barry – a former principal, a retired superintendent of schools and a member of the 19th V.I. Board of Education – points out the many reasons why Bill 33-0019, which would change the school calendar in the Virgin Islands, is not such a good idea.

End Domestic Violence Through Dance

Khnuma Simmonds has an idea that there is a connection between ending domestic violence and learning how to dance with a partner. Sheis the executive director of V.I. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC), a board member of Dancing Classrooms of the Virgin Islands, and the founder of SoKh Caribbean Dance Fitness

Op-Ed: The Reality of the Virgin Islands Cannabis Bill

The cannabis bill is about jobs, local wealth creation and socioeconomic benefits, according to Kye Walker and Kenneth S. Phillips.
Rocks and sea where Pissarro may have painted. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Magens Bay Holds Unfathomable Secrets

Under certain light and at particular times of the day, I imagine the place where the unexceptional tan-brown outcroppings meet the turquoise water at the far western end of Magens Bay that was the inspiration for a little-known Camille Pissarro oil sketch.

Chamber of Commerce Questions PSC’s Failure to Approve Base Rate Increase and LEAC Decrease

The following is a statement made by the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors regarding the Public Service Commission’s failure to approve the base rate increase along with the LEAC decrease.





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