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Bars and Lazy Leisure Show Lack of Vision for St. John

This open letter by Savannah Lyons-Anthony is addressed to Marlon Hibbert, CZM director, as well as the people of St. John and the wider Virgin Islands.

Families Asking for Help in Finding Missing Seafarers on Raft Headed Towards Caribbean

Crew members who were on the Bourbon Rhode ship when it sunk on Sept. 26 are still missing and are thought to be heading towards the Caribbean in a life raft. They have about two more months of supplies on the raft to keep them alive.

What Is Happening to the Government Artifacts?

Julio Encarnacion wants to know the status of governmental antiques. Formerly the territory’s first chief conservator, he is concerned about the history and culture of the Virgin Islands.
A protester signals his dissatisfaction with WAPA during a PSC meeting in August. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Why Is WAPA Rate Hike Even Being Considered?

Zelda Janan accuses WAPA and the Government of the Virgin Islands of “blatant financial mismanagement and corruption.”

Governor Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings as Statesman, Bastion of Leadership in Congress

"I admired Congressman Cummings for his commitment to his constituents and to democracy and all of its flaws.”

Attorney General Denise George: It Is Unwise to Let White Collar Crime Go...

Attorney General of the Department of Justice Denise George expresses disappointment that the Legislature rejected funding proposed for white collar crime and corruption.

Open forum: Disaster Recovery Reform Act Has Made a Big Difference

FEMA says the Disaster Recovery Reform Act has changed the way the federal government deals with preparing for, mitigating against and recovering from natural disasters.

Open forum: WAPA’S Game of Thrones

Filippo Cassinelli argues that WAPA is incompetent, and it should be stripped of its monopoly power. He says "It is…essential to institute additional binding controls over the WAPA board and executive management team…”

Open forum: Senate Vice President Jackson Reflects on Contract Day

Sen. Myron D. Jackson encourages the entire Virgin Islands community to stop and reflect on Contract Day, which commemorates the 1878 Labor Revolt when legendary queens led a job action for better working conditions.
Limetree Oil Refinery (File photo)

Open forum: GRUFF Supports Return of Gasoline Excise Taxes

Government Retirees United for Fairness has written a public letter in support of a bill “to pursue a return of the gasoline excise tax collected from the federal government for the territory’s oil production.”

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