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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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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.
Frank Schneiger

Op-Ed – Extraordinary Interview, Part Two: Now What?

In a recent interview with the Source, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. described some of the longstanding organizational challenges facing the territory’s government, which we discussed in last week's column. As they say, now comes the hard part. What do you do?

Tracking Endangered Mute Frogs on St. John

Rainy evenings can be very loud in the Virgin Islands, as male frogs call out in the night to declare their availability for mating or to assert their territorial rights.

Open forum: Slave Trade Voyages to the Great Unknown

Moleto Smith shares his thoughts on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and “The Door of No Return.”
Albert Bryan

Op-Ed – Extraordinary Interview: Part One, Defining the Problem

The interview is about far more than saving money. It reflects the thinking of a top executive whose mental model includes the health and capacity of the organizations that deliver critical public services.

Open forum: A Black History Month Special: Spirituals of Freedom

"The allusions often found in most Negro spirituals have, in my opinion, their roots deeply planted in the trials and tribulations of life itself," writes Winston (Bobby) Nugent.

Letter to the Editor: The Truth Matters

David Silverman says that the governor and the Legislature do not have the right to give land away to the Summers End Group mega yacht marina project to “someone who has never lived in Coral Bay and to financial investors who have no connection to the Virgin Islands. To do so without the due process required by law is simply illegal.”
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Op-Ed: Imagine Everyone Had a Safe Place to Be and Someone to Care

Imagine we were as a community able to come together and create a village where everyone is safe, where the marginalized among us had shelter and food and most important, people who cared about them.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor

Op-Ed: Police Commissioner On VIPD Legislative Testimony

Police officers have learned during their academy training and throughout their careers that there are certain practices that are illegal and expressly prohibited. The Bill of Rights, namely the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, expressly prohibits unlawful search and seizure.
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Imagine If V.I. Kids Could Go to the Library After School

This is the first in an ongoing series of articles imagining the big, positive changes that could affect people’s lives from little, inexpensive changes here and there, building a more utopian U.S. Virgin Islands.

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