Along with all V.I. Source associates I make this small offering as a contribution to the U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection.
The road to hell is not so much paved with good intentions as with arrogance, avarice and avoidance. “Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.”
“I don’t understand why we prepare so … wonderfully and elaborately for birth, and yet so appallingly and haphazardly for death." From the play(s) “Seawall/A Life” by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.
There are different ways to understand a big event.
No hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other natural disaster has ever produced the widespread devastation of COVID-19. Death, overwhelmed medical systems, lack of leadership, chaos, fear – in every nook and cranny of this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” as Carl Sagan describe our planet some 30 years ago.
From the moment I saw what was coming, what was happening, my primary thought was: All our faults are being exposed to the light of day in a way I have never before seen. It is along those fault lines that earthquakes are born.
The recent article in the Source understandably caused some alarm among people who are opposed to the mega yacht marina in Coral Bay proposed by the Summers End Group.
It’s time for the V.I. to start thinking hard about water management in the territory and put in place measures that will help when dry times fall upon us, writes Dr. Greg Guannel.
On March 4, VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen announced an active shooter drill on March 19. Just two weeks earlier, the PBS NewsHour had done a piece on the growing concerns about the negative impacts of these drills on schoolchildren.
In a recent interview with the Source, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. described some of the longstanding organizational challenges facing the territory’s government, which we discussed in last week's column. As they say, now comes the hard part. What do you do?