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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sun January 20, 2019 3:17 PM

Editorial

Time for the Senate to Stop Pretending There are Easy Answers

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp gets it. The members of the V.I. Senate either don't, or don't want to. Facing a $110 million budget gap, it's time for the Senate to stop talking and choose between to unpalatable, but obvious, solutions.

What’s In a Name? Chucky, By Any Other Name, Is Bad for the USVI

Whatever the court decides, whatever name she uses, "Chucky" should not be elected to serve in the Legislature again because she was a truly terrible senator who wreaked terrible, lasting damage on residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Just Stop

Shame on you, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata. You cannot produce any example of President Barack Obama or NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraging violence against police.

Do Something, Anything, About the Violence

We cannot afford to throw up our hands, point the finger somewhere else or blame the parents. If we keep our heads buried in the sandy beaches of our supposed paradise, the rising tide of apathy, fear and frustration will drown us.

Stop the Leakage, Support Full Autonomy for IG

Once again the Legislature is considering giving the V.I. Inspector General’s office much greater autonomy. This is a good thing, and honorable.

Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great Recession, the loss of EDC beneficiaries and the closing of HOVENSA.

Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

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