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Virtue of the Week – Certitude

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Senior Citizen Card Renewals Create Unnecessary Bureaucracy, Hardship

As we all know, aging is a one-way street: we never get younger. So it seems incredibly ironic that the Virgin Islands Senior Card expires every five years and we need to find our way to a government office to obtain a new one.

Virtue of the Week – Caring

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: More Bureaucracy, Same Problems: The Case Against a Virgin Islands Ethics Commission

In the wake of the corruption crisis surrounding the Virgin Islands Government, Sen. Kenneth L. Gittens has called for the creation of an ethics commission. On the surface, this might seem like a promising solution to our deeply rooted issues with accountability and integrity. However, creating such a commission distracts from the real problem: the lack of enforcement of existing laws.

Virtue of the Week – Awe

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Acceptance

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: From Neglect to Prosperity: A Guide to Frederiksted’s Waterfront Revitalization

“Frederiksted, despite its stunning vistas and rich cultural heritage, pales in comparison to modern coastal towns in terms of year-round vibrancy, community engagement, and public safety.”

Open forum: The Virtues Project

The Virtues Project is about promoting positive behaviors and attitudes for healthy and supportive communities. This week's virtue is Justice.

Open Forum: It’s Time to Explore Full or Partial Privatization of WAPA

Despite the best intentions and efforts of both the administration and the leadership of WAPA, the authority is still unable to provide reliable and affordable power to the community.  All three islands are plagued by systemic blackouts that occur regularly and have for decades. The damage to families and businesses by WAPA’s failures is incalculable.

Open Forum: WAPA Silent on Wartsila Project Delays

A press release from WAPA with prior notice does not lessen the pain and suffering that blackouts pose to the community. The hardship on families, particularly those unable to afford generators, is heavy. Businesses and families already struggling with the high cost of electricity must also be saddled with frequent power failures. Outages kill store revenues and can cause expensive equipment damage.

Introducing The Lounge | A Column for Men

Welcome to The Lounge, a column for men where we begin to unravel some beliefs, unlock insecurities, unlearn behaviors, and begin the journey of self-discovery. This space is intended to be a place where uncomfortable topics can be uncovered, while leaving room to create constructive conversations around them. Here, we will be uplifted and encouraged, but also challenged to grow and become the best versions of ourselves.

Open Forum: A Lament to Liberty V.I.

Kindly print my lament to Liberty V.I. and the rest of the Virgin Islands subscribers who are paying monthly bills (three to four months now) and receiving virtually no service.

Open forum: Protect Magens Bay for Posterity

Anna Mae Brown Comment adamantly feels “that yachts have no place in Magens Bay. Choose another bay.”

Open forum: A USVI Constitution: Turning Possibility into Reality

Verdel L. Petersen urges Virgin Islands to get involved with choosing delegates to the next Constitutional Convention to create a proposed constitution for the USVI that will be approved by the electorate and the US Congress.

Open Forum: Calling all Virgin Islanders for Help with a Class Project

Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. Our class is learning about the United States, and I will be teaching our school about the state of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In May, I will create a display for our State Fair that I hope will make you proud. Although I have gathered facts about your state from books and websites, I think that I can receive the best information from the people who live there.

Open forum: Plan for Critical Systemic Change in the USVI

Mark D. Hodge Esq. believes that the problem with the Virgin Islands Legislature is how it is elected. He has a plan for solving this.

Open forum: Board of Education Asks Parents and Students to Take Survey

V.I. Board of Education Chairman Kyza Callwood shares importance of completing survey on academic pursuits and learning.

Open Forum: Humane Society Board Addresses ‘Challenging Times’

These are indeed challenging times for the Humane Society of St. Thomas as an organization, and the HSSTT Board of Directors as a governing body. Although we are in a Code Red position now, our immediate goal is to become financially strong enough through donations and fundraising events to expeditiously bring back our laid-off team members and provide all the animal welfare services that our community so desperately needs. Unfortunately, there have been numerous malicious, inaccurate, untruthful, and defamatory social media posts, and I would like to take this opportunity to provide the facts for those who have been misinformed.

Open Forum: It’s Time for the BMV to Stop Inspecting Vehicles

I don’t know of any states that do not use certified private mechanics to conduct vehicle inspections, either annually or every other year. Here in the Virgin Islands, the government tries to do it all — handle both registration and inspection.

Open Forum: Vialet: Republicans Offer V.I. the Change it Needs

One party rule has failed the Virgin Islands. Our islands deserve better than the failed ideas and programs that the ruling party recycles year after year. It’s time to say enough is enough.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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