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Open forum: The Confession

Winston Nugent has written a poem dedicated to all the young black men who died from gun violence.

Open forum: Bureau of Corrections Releases Statement on Payroll Issues

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections responds to the payroll issues raised by correctional officers and other employees.

Open Forum: Problems in Paradise: USVI Not all Seashells and Sunsets.

Stephen DePaula Jr. writes: "We ignored the warning signs, the Trip Advisor reviews, and the facts. As a result, we were assaulted at gunpoint and robbed."

Open forum: Diversification is Key to the Virgin Islands Economy

The St. Thomas and St. John Chamber of Commerce praises Governor Bryan and Delegate to Congress Plaskett for leading the Virgin Islands through the present pandemic. It agrees with the governor must now look to diversification of the V.I. economy.

Open forum: Board of Education Appoints New Executive Director

Mary L. Moorhead praises the appointment of Stephanie Berry, a person of great experience, to be the new executive director of the Virgin Islands Board of Education.

Open forum: Environmental Organizations Write EPA About Limetree Refinery

A group of St. Croix environmental organizations have written EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan a letter of concern about the emissions and other problems at Limetree Bay Refinery. They are asking for an investigation.

Open forum: Doctors Warn of Increase in Flaunting-Related Injuries

Christopher Jones comments on a new medical problem caused by common folk attempting to emulate their social media idols on the beach.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Open forum: Reduction of Monies to the GERS Won’t Stop the Game

The Citizens Harmony & Reforms Movement (CHARM) protests the recent court decision to reduce GERS pension funds owed by the Government of the Virgin Islands from $68 million to $25 million.

Letter: Refinery Needs Effective Regulation

No one argues against a company’s right to be profitable and to get rich – even very rich. We do argue against its right to get astronomically rich when the only way it can do so is at the expense of the health of the people around it along with the sea, land and animals.

Open forum: The Bebop Would Be a Great Addition

Brianne Beatty gives many reasons why The Bebop floating lounge and restaurant project is an important and worthwhile addition to the Virgin Islands economy.





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