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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, December 6, 2019
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A protester signals his dissatisfaction with WAPA during a PSC meeting in August. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Why Is WAPA Rate Hike Even Being Considered?

Zelda Janan accuses WAPA and the Government of the Virgin Islands of “blatant financial mismanagement and corruption.”

A Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Where to Get Help

As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.

Millennials Are Scared to Death About the Future of the V.I.

Amaziah George writes about how many Virgin Islanders of his generation feel and think about the world they have inherited. The federal government is a major concern.

Governor Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings as Statesman, Bastion of Leadership in Congress

"I admired Congressman Cummings for his commitment to his constituents and to democracy and all of its flaws.”

Attorney General Denise George: It Is Unwise to Let White Collar Crime Go...

Attorney General of the Department of Justice Denise George expresses disappointment that the Legislature rejected funding proposed for white collar crime and corruption.

Open Forum: Researchers Need Input for Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

The need for the territory to successfully create and implement pre- and post-disaster mitigation strategies is urgent.

Open forum: Disaster Recovery Reform Act Has Made a Big Difference

FEMA says the Disaster Recovery Reform Act has changed the way the federal government deals with preparing for, mitigating against and recovering from natural disasters.

Open forum: WAPA’S Game of Thrones

Filippo Cassinelli argues that WAPA is incompetent, and it should be stripped of its monopoly power. He says "It is…essential to institute additional binding controls over the WAPA board and executive management team…”

Open forum: Senate Vice President Jackson Reflects on Contract Day

Sen. Myron D. Jackson encourages the entire Virgin Islands community to stop and reflect on Contract Day, which commemorates the 1878 Labor Revolt when legendary queens led a job action for better working conditions.
Limetree Oil Refinery (File photo)

Open forum: GRUFF Supports Return of Gasoline Excise Taxes

Government Retirees United for Fairness has written a public letter in support of a bill “to pursue a return of the gasoline excise tax collected from the federal government for the territory’s oil production.”





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