My fellow House Agriculture Committee members and I are presently conducting targeted engagement with the agriculture industry to receive their input for the creation of the forthcoming Farm Bill. This engagement included participating in a congressional delegation to Denmark to learn about the Danish approach to agriculture, sustainability, and public-private partnerships.
The Humane Society of St. Thomas Board of Directors says it must raise desperately needed funding to allow it to cover the financial deficit that has been caused by increased overhead due to the shelter’s overcrowding.
“The members of the V.I. Board of Education stand in support of the V.I. Department of Education (VIDE), the families, teachers and students who demand safer and healthier school campuses territory-wide.”
Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett recaps the history of hurricanes Irma and Maria, their aftermath, the work that has been done to rebuild the USVI, and the work that still needs to be accomplished.
As I watch the disaster spewing from St. Croix's refinery, I am haunted by the memories of my brushes with the poisoned water from Tutu Wells – formally known as Tutu Wellsfield, which eventually, but way too late, became a Superfund site.
What’s that famous definition of insanity? Repeating the same failure over and over again with the expectation of different results.
Around the Government House, earnest talk of rebooting the refinery echoes through the halls once again, promising to magically wave away everything that ails the Virgin Islands. Such wishful thinking...
Many people feel that immigration is a problem in the United States. They think that immigrants are taking American jobs, overburdening the healthcare system and committing crimes. However, these claims are largely based on myths and stereotypes.
The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit.
Congresswoman Plaskett introduced the Caribbean Trade Resolution (H.Res.1047) in the House of Representatives earlier this month. It will, if passed, be an important first step toward prioritizing trade and advancing real economic integration with the Caribbean.
The 34th Legislature’s Committee on Education and Workforce Development plans to hold an emergency hearing (after Carnival) on May 2 to discuss the infrastructure of our public schools. We should always regard the betterment of our children’s education as an emergency.
Keeping the Government Employees' Retirement System from imminent bankruptcy was essential. But was the bond boondoggle contrived by the Bryan administration the only way to “Save GERS”? Absolutely not.
In preparation for a sixth constitutional convention, Verdel L. Petersen’s role is to educate the public on three major topics: constitutional development, political status and self-determination. They are intertwined, but in this letter, she focuses on constitutional development.
Expat Beverly Lockett lit a match on "Virgin Islands Politics (V.I.P.)," a public Facebook group with just over 1.4 thousand members, commenting disbelief that the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism would sponsor a "private business."
The Virgin Islands should be thankful that we have, under the leadership of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., a government that is committed to transparency as one of its core values. But before too much thanks is given, it might be prudent to see whether the promise of transparency has actually been delivered. As the old proverb says, “Promises are like babies, easy to make, but difficult to deliver.”
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