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The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial

The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.

PSC Chair Disputes WAPA’s Account of Leased Generator Surcharge

So, yes, the Commission has urged the use of leased generation as an interim measure; as a bridge to new generation technologies of greater efficiency. But the “interim” is taking too long.

Open Forum: Justice Delayed or Denied?

On Aug. 15, 2015, a 73 year-old man was brutally beaten and left for dead in the D. Hamilton Jackson Park in Grove Place....
Donna Christensen takes part in a 2016 Democratic rally. (File photo)

An Alternative WAPA Ought To Consider

With what I consider a crisis at WAPA, I am sure the issue of privatization will once again be on the table. It is probably under the table already! It's an option for the territory to consider before the islands are hit by a rolling blackout.
Stacey Plaskett addresses a town hall meeting Saturday at UVI on St. Croix.

An Open Letter from Delegate Stacey Plaskett

July 22, 2019 Dear Participants of the 3rd Virgin Islands Advocacy Day: I would like to publicly express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the time,...
Shaun A. Pennington

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What We Care About

In the V.I., as has recently been revealed in the most heinous of ways, people are suffering and transmitting generational trauma. It has been going on for hundreds of years. What are we as a community demanding be done about it?
Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Op-ed: Plaskett Makes Statement on Resignation of Gov. Rossello of Puerto Rico

“I am grateful that the first branch of government in Puerto Rico, the legislature began the process to rectify the crisis with preliminary impeachment preparations and the judiciary issued search warrants of local officials."

Op-ed: Puerto Rico Privatizes Utility, Part 2

Filippo Cassinelli presents Part 2 of his Op-ed on the energy problems faced by WAPA and USVI. He reviews the possibilities of future directions, some similar to those being made in Puerto Rico.
Water and Power Authority on St. Croix.

Op-ed: Puerto Rico Privatizes Utility, Part 2

Filippo Cassinelli presents Part 2 of his Op-ed on the energy problems faced by WAPA and USVI. He reviews the possibilities of future directions, some similar to those being made in Puerto Rico. He gives an overview of the financial troubles of both V.I. and P.R., and he points out that affordable, reliable power distribution is crucial to the territory’s well-being.
Rendering of the Wartsila Power Plant with three new units at Harley power plant St. Thomas. (Image provided by WAPA, March 2017)

Op-ed: The Case for Privatizing WAPA

Filippo Cassinelli is against the current proposed WAPA increase. He believes that the V.I. Government should explore selling at least a 51 percent stake in WAPA.

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