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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Op-ed

University of the Virgin Islands (File photo)

Letter to the Editor: Campaign Promises Aren’t Necessarily Good Government

Free UVI tuition may sound great, and it's certainly an easy promise for politicians to make. But there are realities that must be faced before the territory is ready to take on such a financial burden.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Editorial: Mapp’s History of Questionable Financial Dealings Should Not Be Rewarded

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has worked hard, is highly knowledgeable and has some accomplishments as the eighth elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. But he has a long-established pattern of highly questionable financial dealings going back long before his election as governor and continuing up to the present day.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Op-ed: Congresswoman Responds to Caneel Bay Resort Controversy

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett explains her thinking on the controversial decision to submit a bill in Congress concerning Caneel Bay Resort.

Op-ed: AARP Supports Bill No. 32-0327

AARP is in favor of a bill pending in the Virgin Islands Legislature that benefits property owners and their heirs.
St. John from satellite. 'Everything looks simpler from 35,000 feet.' Frank Schneiger.

Opinion – Facing Reality: A Final Thought

The Virgin Islands faces a number of difficult, sometimes daunting, challenges. The series zeroed in on issues of climate change and its impacts, a changing economy, politics and governance, social conditions and education.

Op-ed: Management of Watershed to Protect Magens Bay and Related Ecosystems

Darlan Brin has researched the issues and solutions to problems plaquing the environmental health of Magens Bay and surrounding areas. One focus is on solving the watershed degradation.

Op-ed: A New YHG Hotel Would Be an Investment in the Future

Pash Daswani, speaking for The India Association of the Virgin Islands, gives the reasons for the Legislature to vote for the $10 million government loan to the developer of a Yacht Haven Grande hotel.

Op-ed: Christensen Supports Veto of Certificate of Need Bill

Donna M. Christensen gives her reasons for supporting Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s veto of a bill about non-hospital care facilities that operate as stand-alone facilities.

Op-ed: Senate Should Okay Loan Request for New Hotel

Members of the Port of Charlotte Amalie Cruise Ship Task Force are asking the Senate to pass legislation to loan developers $10 million to help finance the building of a hotel by Yacht Haven Grande. They lay out their reasons for allowing the building of the first new hotel on St. Thomas in 30 years.

Op-Ed: Pie-in-the-Sky Giveaways Serve Politicians, Not the People *Updated*

As election day draws near, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has given out pay raises, promised free college tuition at the University of the Virgin Islands, championed "Christmas bonuses" to retirees about to lose their pensions and made wildly rosy promises about fixing GERS.

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