What follows is neither prophesy nor prediction, but a possible path to an uncertain future for the territory. In looking back, what happened often seems inevitable. It wasn't. Choices were made, or, just as often, not made.
One of the highlights of my career, albeit one of the most challenging, has been the work to reform New York City’s Department of Correction that I led while serving as deputy commissioner of Human Resources and first deputy commissioner.
Dateline: April 5, 2050, The United Nations, New York In an elaborate ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands was cited as the world's greatest success story in achieving economic, social and environmental excellence over the past three decades.
Little is known about the lives of women who live on the streets in the U.S. Virgin Islands. What do we really know about their lived experiences with psychological, physical, and sexual violence?
In February, a video released by the American Civil Liberties Union of a violent July 2, 2018, attack of an inmate by a correction officer at the Alexander Farraley Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas went viral on various social media platforms and rightly drew the ire of the Virgin Islands community. The video alleged that 'this is not an isolated case of prisoner abuse at this jail.'
Wallace Williams was part of history when the first black man sailed around the world solo, beginning and ending at St. Croix. He wants his friend, Capt. Teddy Seymour of St. Croix, to be recognized without question for his feat.
Khnuma Simmonds recommends seeing a film called “The Voiceless” as an opportunity for men in the V.I., parents of boys and youth mentors to start a conversation. It is a documentary about the stories of five men who were sexually violated and the challenges that they faced in naming the violation, seeking help and overcoming trauma.
Antilles Head of School Liz Morrison gives her insights on the recent college admission scandal, reflecting on parenting and the importance of letting children make their own mistakes.
Preening about, pretending to be a hero of the people by starving WAPA of funds, thus ensuring the people will pay more in the long run, has long been a favorite pastime of senators. It should end.
There are three separate bodies regulating gambling in the U.S. Virgin Islands with nonsensical jurisdictions. One of them is completely opaque about its operations. The other two cover nearly identical subjects. This is ridiculous, wasteful, duplicative, inefficient and an invitation to corruption.