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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Commentary

Cruise Ship Mega Project Is a Mistake

Warren Stryker says the project to build ports for mega cruise ships in the Virgin Islands is a waste of money. Floating bonds to pay for such projects robs residents of money that needs to be spent on local issues such as garbage collection and retiree pensions.

Commentary: Whatever Happened to the Caribbean Monk Seal, Last Seen in the 1950s?

Do you remember the Caribbean Monk Seal? Do you know what they are, or more accurately, what they were?

A Resolution to Honor Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr.

Sen. Javan E. James Sr. writes about a young Virgin Islander who was accomplishing a great deal in his life before he died on Memorial Day.
Not every abandoned car has been removed from the roads of the U.S. Virgin Islands, as this photo taken Wednesday morning attests. (sap photo)

Op-Ed: At Least One More Abandoned Vehicle Needs Attention

On Tuesday, Government House issued a statement touting the Abandoned Vehicle Task Force’s recent accomplishments in tagging and removing 200 vehicles ditched by their owners in various locations on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. But the job isn't done, yet.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Drip. Drip. Drip.

Glenn “Butcher” Brown warns that the blue tarps now being used for roofing in the Virgin Islands are not strong enough to keep out the rain.

Analysis Part 4: Is it Possible Ridesharing Apps Are Not Viable in the USVI?

This is part four of a series looking into the severe failings of taxi service in the territory; how the wildly out-sized influence of the taxi lobby has brought us here, and what needs to happen.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

Letter: Mary Moorhead Urges Gittens to Act on Senate Reorganization

Dear Senators of the 33rd Legislature, After the alleged reorganization of the 33rd Legislature this afternoon, Senator Gittens’ actions and statement left doubt and confusion...

PSC Commissioner Clendenin Gives Dissenting Opinion

The Public Services Commission (PSC) releases the following dissent from PSC Commissioner Johann Clendenin on Docket 676 - PSC Order No. 45-2019 of April 25, 2019; in the matter of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authorities Petition for Approval of the Temporary Hurricane Recovery Surcharge and Leased Generation Surcharge stating, in part:
Taxis line up for business on St. John. (Photo from the V.I. Taxi Association website)

Analysis, Part 3: What About the Poor Taxi Drivers?

This is the third of a series of stories looking into the severe failings of taxi service in the territory; how the wildly out-sized influence of the taxi lobby has brought us here, and what needs to happen.
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Ramadan Memories: A Month to Clean Mind, Body and Heart

The beginning of Ramadan on Sunday, May 5, brings back those memories. Growing up and seeing my family come together for prayers was always a beautiful unity. After a long day of fasting, it's a warm feeling to sit with your family and reflect upon each other’s day.

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