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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, December 4, 2020

Op-ed

Op-Ed: Governor Bryan Explains the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation

Gov. Bryan explains why his administration is supporting the securitization corporation as a strategy to make the U.S. Virgin Islands financially viable and to produce funding. He has called the Legislature into a Special Session on Thursday, Dec. 3, to deal with the issue.

Letter to the Editor: Democracy Alone Is Not Enough

According to David Jessop, "Democracies may confer legitimacy and provide a basis for stability, but they provide no guarantee that, [once] in office, those elected will address the structural issues that continue to hold back the creation of a Caribbean fit for the 21st Century."

Letter to the Editor: World AIDS Day Is December 1

Fredericksted Health Care advises ways the individual can help end the HIV epidemic in our community.

Letter to the Editor: The Next COVID Challenge – Mass Immunization

The Caribbean is now well placed to obtain one or another proven COVID vaccine through the World Health Organization’s COVAX facility. David Jessop writes that recent breakthroughs mean that governments must address rapidly the complex logistical challenge of citizen immunization.

Frank Schneiger: No, Not that Kind, the Other Kind

Frank Schneiger: asks leaders to ask themselves some questions and concludes: “Here is the good news, the really good news. When any place or organization gets to the point where they can answer ‘yes’ to all or most of those questions, they will be immune to failure. Success is guaranteed.”

Op-Ed: St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Opposes Online Gross Receipts Tax Bill

Bill before Senate would hamper access to goods and equipment and increase the cost of doing business in the territory by increasing taxes on out-of-territory businesses.

Letter to the Editor: The U.S. and the Caribbean: Time to Seize the Moment

The election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States holds out the hope of a much improved and less divisive Caribbean relationship with Washington. David Jessop writes that if the Caribbean is to benefit, it must engage now to make the case for the policy changes that will help it most.

Op-Ed: Holistic Teaching Tips for Mental Wellness

DaraMonifah Cooper believes that while we must educate students from home during the pandemic, the first step is to create a place of mental health awareness and caring for both teachers and students.
Cruise ships lie side by side at Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (Photo provided by VIPA)

Letter to the Editor: Again on Our Tourism Product

Desiree M. Francis writes about how the U.S. Virgin Islands can "reinvent, transform, or nurture" its tourism product.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: Be Wary of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

Dr. Joseph DeJames explains the difference between opinion and a theory backed up by proof. He uses the recent Virgin Islands COVID-19 vaccination conspiracy as a jumping off point.

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