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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, July 3, 2020


Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Close the Bars

Governor Bryan, please continue with your practical and admirable approach to this terrible threat. Make good on your promise. Close the bars.
Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Op-ed: The Left and Right’s Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) says now is the time to make Americans in U.S. territories full citizens under the law.

Op-ed: ‘Sticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable’

Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the lessons being learned by all of us because of COVID-19, and the economic and political upheaval. The pandemic is reshaping the future; the “new normal” will require unity.
Frank Schneiger

Op-ed: Why Assumptions Matter

Reading the Source recently has gotten me thinking about assumptions. We all make assumptions about things, mostly inconsequential, but some of huge importance.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical 7 – Here It Comes Again

After weeks of no COVID cases, we are seeing a resurgence of positive test results in the past week.
Shaun A. Pennington

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Driving Drunk was Not Fatal for Me

In my 21 years of out-of-control drinking, before I stopped more than 37 years ago, I drove drunk dozens of times. I am not proud of this, but it’s a fact. It is a miracle I never injured anyone, nor was I injured.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.

Op-ed: VI White Coats for Black Lives

Dr. Cora L.E. Christian makes connections between racism and inequalities in health, safety and education.
Green turtle hatchlings scurry to the sea. A sustainable environment – one that provides for today without hampering the needs of tomorrow – is one of the keys for development in the U.S. Virgin islands. (Photo provided by the NPS Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program staff)

Sustainability as a Framework for Virgin Islands Development

A colleague recently posed the question of how to build a society that supports everyone. My response was – imagine that society, describe it, and we can build it.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: A Letter to My Sons

As you face an uncertain future, just remember it’s rooted in a most certain past. Although hidden in plain sight, the truth is upon us hard and fast.





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