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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Commentary

Frank Schneiger

The Crisis: Notes from a Hot Spot

There are different ways to understand a big event.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: COVID-19 Will Bring Suffering and, Hopefully, Solidarity

No hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other natural disaster has ever produced the widespread devastation of COVID-19. Death, overwhelmed medical systems, lack of leadership, chaos, fear – in every nook and cranny of this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” as Carl Sagan describe our planet some 30 years ago.

Open forum: Bellevue Tenants Credit Sen. Marvin Blyden

The Bellevue Tenants Association had made a deal with the owner, Reliance Funding, to buy their apartments after 15 years at a lower than market value insider’s price. It was last week that, with help from Sen. Marvin Blyden, AIG agreed to the tenants’ rights to home ownership.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: COVID-19 Reveals Personal Fault Lines

From the moment I saw what was coming, what was happening, my primary thought was: All our faults are being exposed to the light of day in a way I have never before seen. It is along those fault lines that earthquakes are born.
Susan and David Silverman (Source file photo)

Letter: The Facts on the Summers End Group Permits

The recent article in the Source understandably caused some alarm among people who are opposed to the mega yacht marina in Coral Bay proposed by the Summers End Group.

USVI Needs More Sustainable Revenue Streams

Wayne L. Sprauve Esq. takes a shot across the bow of single industry tourism economies which he calls "the looming pitfall," and the need to diversify the U.S. Virgin Islands economy.
Hills are turning brown all over St. Thomas under drought conditions (sap photo)

Op-Ed: Preparing for Droughts Should be a Priority in the V.I.

It’s time for the V.I. to start thinking hard about water management in the territory and put in place measures that will help when dry times fall upon us, writes Dr. Greg Guannel.
Frank Schneiger

Op-Ed: There’s a Downside to Active Shooter Drills

On March 4, VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen announced an active shooter drill on March 19. Just two weeks earlier, the PBS NewsHour had done a piece on the growing concerns about the negative impacts of these drills on schoolchildren.

President of CHTA Gives International Women’s Day Message

Patricia Affonso-Dass, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), makes some points on International Women’s Day.
Participants in the 2017 8 Tuff Miles near finish line (Gary Metz photo)

Open forum: 8 Tuff Is More Than a Race

Kathleen Vargo has learned that being part of an event such as the 8 Tuff Miles road race brings out the best in tourists and residents.

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