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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Sat October 20, 2018 4:13 PM

Op-ed

Opinion: Facing Reality – Social Cohesion (Part One: Why it Matters)

People use the word community a lot these days. There are ethnic and racial "communities," like the "African-American community," the "Asian community," etc. Then we have the "artistic community," the "LGBTQ community," and the "faith community." It is a strange thing that the more we talk about communities, the less we seem to have them.
A pile of used tires. Americans dispose of bout 290 million tires a year, almost one per person. (Image from rubbercycle.com)

Too Many Tires? Technology May Turn That into a Boon

There are two ways to look at the challenge of disposing of the huge numbers of waste tires recently discovered in Virgin Islands landfills.

Op-ed: Vote Slow, Not No, on the Refinery Deal

Andrew C. Simpson gives his reasons the deal with Limetree Bay Refinery should be carefully discussed and thought out before the Legislature votes on it..
Legislature Building on St. Thomas.

Opinion: Vote For Experts Not Friends

What a timely year for an election. Roughly a year since Irma & Maria hit, demonstrating how vulnerable our infrastructure is, we now have a chance to change the direction in which the U.S. Virgin Islands is going

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don't expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Call Trump’s Immigration Policy Inhumane

All of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate teams are united against the Trump Administration’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ immigration policy. They call the policy a sham.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Opinion: The American Experience Is Incomplete Without its Neighbor

In a month of polarized politics and the Trump administration’s assault on increasing diversity in this nation, Caribbean American Heritage month serves as perfect counterpoint example to support the doctrine of Americanism.

Virtue of the Week: Creativity

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways to solve problems.
HUD released funding this week to help the territory repair public facilities such as the Tutu Hi-Rise Apartments, which were condemned after being severely damaged in last fall’s storms. (Bill Kossler photo)

Opinion: Facing Reality – Poverty and Inequality

Warren Smith, the head of the Caribbean Development Bank recently said "For centuries, the struggle of the Caribbean has been about survival in trying times." For visitors, taken by the overwhelming beauty of the region, this is often a difficult message to grasp.

Opinion: Survey Drew Conclusions from Bad Methodology

I read with interest the results of the survey conducted by Coral Bay Community Council. As a social scientist, I wholeheartedly applaud the effort...

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