Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:33 pm Last modified: 1:10 pm

Open forum

Demonstration Planned at the Governor’s ‘State of the Territory’

Jason Budsan asks Virgin Islanders to join him across from the 32nd Legislature when the governor gives his State of the Territory Address. Give voice to concerns and issues.
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V.I. Needs to Stop Accepting Mediocrity in Education (Part II)

Mary L. Moorhead, St. Croix District member of the V.I. Board of Education, continues her critique of the board with recommendations to solve the problems that block progress.
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My First Term on the Board of Education (Part I)

Mary L. Moorhead gives a summary and critique of her first term as a member and briefly the chairman of the St. Croix District Board of Education. It has been a time of accomplishment and a time of conflict.(Part I)
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Free Trade in the Caribbean Is an Important Goal

Ivan Butcher II writes about Commemorating Transfer Day 2017 in a different way.
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Cleaning Up Traffic Signs Is a Matter of Safety

Democrats in Action for Safety and Health have been cleaning up road signs all over St. Thomas. They say that if the Government of the Virgin Islands won’t do what is necessary, the grassroots should take charge.
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V.I. Businesses Cannot Afford Higher VIESA Rates

The Board of Directors of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce says that businesses in the Virgin Islands cannot afford higher V.I. Employment Security Agency (VIESA) taxes that cover unemployment insurance.
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The Forum Congratulates Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Grammy

The Forum, which brings performers and events to the Virgin Islands, is proud to have brought Cuarteto Latinoamericano to the Virgin Islands recently. The group has just won their second Latin Grammy Award.
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The Future of Horse Racing Hangs in the Balance

Luis Donastorg, a horse owner and member of the St. Thomas-St. John Horsemen Association, believes that the passage of legislation proposed by the governor to have the Virgin Islands invest $30,000,000 in the sport of horse racing will bring great benefit to the territory.
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There Are Benefits to Becoming an Independent Contractor

Ivan Butcher II believes that independent contracting would solve some of the Virgin Islands’ employment problems if the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) would cover those contractors.
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Dangerous Speed Limit Problem Needs Attention

Lori Emery is worried about the lack of governmental involvement concerning the 10 mph restriction on Magens Bay Road.
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