Ivan Butcher II sees the recent hurricanes as a wake-up call. Because he territory needs a lot of work to be done, it should train legions of artisans here at home.
The territory is living with the consequences of the somewhat foreseeable and the mostly unforeseeable, and a big question is what will it do to address these challenges going forward. This series is intended to spur discussion, a discussion based on a single premise: business as usual is not a viable response; it is the path to decline and potentially a downward spiral.
Throughout my formative years and into adulthood, I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time with a Virgin Islands hero, Ambassador Terence A. Todman. He was my great-uncle – my grandmother’s younger brother – and my close confidant.
The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce has written a letter to the Source concerning its recent article on House Bill HR 4731 and Caneel Bay Resort.
USVI Hotel & Tourism Association shares a letter it sent to Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett concerning the reconstruction of the Caneel Bay Hotel.
Trust is having faith in someone or something. It is a positive attitude about life. You are confident that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen. Even when difficult things happen, trust helps us to find the gift or lesson in it.
Does the attention paid to woman missing from St. Thomas after Maria compared to relative silence on so many others say something about how the media work?
Ivan Butcher II advises Virgin Islanders to begin preparing now for the inevitable future hurricanes by becoming much more self-reliant.
Crinkled galvanized, fallen trees and piles of debris and personal belongings fought for space along what remained of the roads, while downed utility poles were still creating dangerous obstacle courses as I left the Virgin Islands in October 2017 only weeks after after two Cat 5 Hurricanes had leveled life in my community.
Project St. Croix, the organization that has brought world class triathlons to St. Croix for almost three decades, says the damage caused by recent hurricanes has led it to cancel the 2018 season. It warns that others may try to use its event names.