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Legislature Corner: How to Bring the Number of COVID Cases Down

Sen. Kurt Vialet is concerned about the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands. He enumerates actions that should be taken to bring the number of cases down.

Op-Ed: Sharks in the Water: The Need for Improved Geo-Diplomacy and Trade Policy in Caribbean

Congresswoman Plaskett introduced the Caribbean Trade Resolution (H.Res.1047) in the House of Representatives earlier this month. It will, if passed, be an important first step toward prioritizing trade and advancing real economic integration with the Caribbean.

Virtue of the Week – Honor

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: The Importance of Advocating for the Quality Education of Our Children

Jeanette Smith-Barry writes: “Each of us must examine the role we can play in advocating for improved quality of education.”

Virtue of the Week – Honesty

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.

Legislature Corner: VIPA Director Dowe Responds to Sen. Gittens’ Concerns

Virgin Islands Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe issued a statement on Tuesday concerning social media posts made by Senator Kenneth L. Gittens regarding concerns about the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal and the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility.

Plaskett Issues Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture committees, released the following statement concerning this week's leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade and abortion rights.

World Press Freedom Day 2022: Journalism Matters More than Ever

As the entire world focuses on the results of authoritarianism turned dictatorship emanating from Moscow while relating it to what Trump did to the United States under the false accusation of fake news, it is important to see how far less dramatic slights can nonetheless undermine the community’s Constitutional right to know.

Virtue of the Week – Helpfulness

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: The Emergent State of Our Territory’s Schools

STT-STJ AFT President Leontyne Jones raises questions about the state of Virgin Islands schools and urges legislators to immediately plan the repair and rebuilding of them.

Legislature Corner: Plaskett Joins Delegation Visiting Barbados on Caribbean Financial and Trade Issues

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett issues a statement on the Congressional Delegation, of which she was a part, that visited Barbados to attend meetings on Caribbean financial and trade issues for expanded economic development.

Opinion: The Emergent State of Our Territory’s Schools

The 34th Legislature’s Committee on Education and Workforce Development plans to hold an emergency hearing (after Carnival) on May 2 to discuss the infrastructure of our public schools. We should always regard the betterment of our children’s education as an emergency.

Virtue of the Week – Gratitude

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.

Virtue of the Week – Grace

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. Grace Grace is our connection to the Divine, a sense that we are loved and...

Open forum: “To God Be the Glory…”

Raymond J. Williams tells the story of his being taken to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment during his recent heart emergency.

Legislature Corner: Sen. Samuel Carrion’s Bill for Bilingual and English Language Development Becomes Law

Educators praised Sen. Carrión’s efforts to improve the V.I. Education Department’s English learning programs and offered input to strengthen the bill.

Legislature Corner: False Narratives, Backdoor Deals and Political Pressure Skew VLT Vote

Sen. Janelle Sarauw criticizes Bill No. 34-0224, which was passed recently by a vote of 8 to 7. She says the bill essentially gives Southland Gaming an exclusive contract to operate Video Lottery Terminals.

Opinion: After Adversity, the University of the Virgin Islands Excels

From natural calamities to a worldwide pandemic, the University of the Virgin Islands has seen it all and has still managed to come out on top.

Commentary: The GERS Bond Boondoggle

Keeping the Government Employees' Retirement System from imminent bankruptcy was essential. But was the bond boondoggle contrived by the Bryan administration the only way to “Save GERS”? Absolutely not.

The Virtue of the Week– Gentleness

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.

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