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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Op-ed

Op-Ed: An Essential Book

Paul Leary reviews "How to Hide An Empire" by Daniel Immerwahr, a professor of history at Northwestern University.

Op-Ed: Cockfighting Is Animal Cruelty, Not a Cultural Tradition

Wayne Pacelle points out that cockfighting is illegal everywhere in the United States; yet there are still many cockfighting enthusiasts who see the practice as a cultural right.
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Op-Ed: The V.I. Government Could Unlock $850M of Free Grants

Investment banker Conn Davis II explains why the Bryan-Roach administration’s plan to securitize the Virgin Islands Rum Cover Matching Funds is an “elegant solution.”

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Rethinking Labor in a Time of Upheaval

As I was working in my garden Sunday afternoon I suddenly realized that Labor Day is upon us. I remembered that I had offered my thoughts on last year's observance of the holiday with a certain amount of passion.

Op-Ed: Tech Tips and Education: Crawl Before We Zoom Into New School Year

DaraMonifah® Cooper gives an overview of the problems and possible solutions of beginning a new school year in the middle of a pandemic. She says “there are workable solutions to our current challenges waiting to be found.”

Op-Ed: Lew James, a St. Thomas Original

Lew James passed away recently after moving to Florida for health reasons. He was in his 80s and as combative as ever. His daughter was at his side. I wish I could have been there too.

Op-Ed: An Independent Virgin Islands?

Paul Leary’s lays out a plan for the eventual possibility of changing the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands into a nation.

Op-Ed: The Colony of the United States Virgin Islands

Paul Leary covers the history of the Virgin Islands as a colony and territory and the possibility of statehood.

Op-Ed: It’s the Government’s Credit That Needs Addressing!

Justin Moorhead says that the Government of the Virgin Islands created the Public Finance Authority to raise capital for essential public projects to support the financing needs of the government and promote economic recovery. Now a new refinancing proposal creates yet another special-purpose entity to do what the PFA can no longer do.

Op-Ed: A Vote for President? Mission Impossible

Paul Leary gives the pros and cons of the Virgin Islands getting the right to vote for president. He shows that the choice is not at all as easy as it may seem.

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