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Open forum: A Man From the West Indies Who Won the Nobel Prize

Winston Nugent gives a brief biography of William Arthur Lewis, the only black man to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Open forum: A Nobel Laureate Dies at 85

Winston Nugent gives his opinion of the recently deceased Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, a native of Trinidad, whom he calls a great but controversial writer.

Open forum: Cyril E. King Airport Is an Eyesore

Filippo Cassinelli, a St. Thomas businessman and a member of the governor’s Ports of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Task Force, points out the many functional problems that need immediate attention at Cyril E. King Airport.

Open forum: Elections Supervisor Addresses Comments on Disqualifications of Nelson, Uhdwani

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes addresses Candidate Positive Nelson’s statements which appeared in the St. Croix Avis of Aug. 4.

Op-ed: Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Responds to National Review Article Urging Congress Not to Trust...

Summary: Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett takes strong exception to a recent article printed in the National Review that said the U.S. Virgin Islands cannot be trusted with post-disaster funds.

Op Ed: Facing Reality – The Virgin Islands Has Been Noticed

An article in the conservative magazine National Review has created a narrative about the islands that must be countered before it becomes the conventional wisdom – the the USVI's peril.

Open forum: Politics of Change

Winston Nugent says he will be voting for the election of more women to public office. He shares a history of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman who accomplished many firsts as a politician.

Open forum: Where Do We See the V.I. in the Next 10,15, 20 Years?

Stephanie Scott-Williams has advice for Virgin Islanders and Democrats about the possibility of redefining the future.
Limetree Oil Refinery (File photo)

Op-ed: The Good, the Bad and the Ill Considered

Justin Moorhead warns of the problems that lie ahead for a reopening of the St. Croix refinery. He sees the good that can come from the refinery, but he lists the mistakes of the past that may be visited upon the present.

Opinion: Facing Reality – Social Cohesion (Part One: Why it Matters)

People use the word community a lot these days. There are ethnic and racial "communities," like the "African-American community," the "Asian community," etc. Then we have the "artistic community," the "LGBTQ community," and the "faith community." It is a strange thing that the more we talk about communities, the less we seem to have them.

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VIPD 2018-1 -- take the oath of office Friday morning at the Leonard Francis Armory. The second class of police cadets, the first on St. Thomas for the year, includes three members of the Virgin Islands Police Department, peace officers serving in the Executive Security Unit, Superior Court Marshalls, VI Port Authority, Taxi Commission and the Department of Justice. There are also four new officers for the Bureau of Corrections.
VIPD Territorial Police Chief Winsbut Mc Farlane congratulated the recruits for successfully completing seven months of rigorous training.
Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks administered the oath of office as police brass, friends and family looked on.
The first class of recruits graduated Wednesday on St. Croix.
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