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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Op-Ed: Beach Cleanup Data Needed for Legislative Change

Without data, meaningful legislation can’t be backed by science, and in the USVI this scenario is all too common.
A sign at Saturday's rally in St. Thomas makes a clear point. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: V.I. Racism May Look Different, But Results are the...

I attended the march on St. Thomas waterfront Saturday morning. It was especially wonderful to see so many young people. The vast majority would fit into that category.
A home under construction in the USVI.

Op-Ed: Capacity as a Driving Force for Development

This is the third of four stories about the larger structural issues facing the Virgin Islands, with the aim of spurring more public conversation and mobilizing the community around agreed solutions.

How Will the Cannabis Bill Affect the V.I. People and Economy?

The Crucian Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Inc. has opinions and questions about the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act, which will go before the Senate on June 12.

Op-ed: A Political Cautionary Tale About Parenting

Pamela New asks white parents to have frank discussions about the history of racism with their children. As a white woman who grew up during apartheid in South Africa, she uses her personal story to make her point.
During Saturday's protest march, UVI President David Hall attends the March and holds up a sign that reads "Black Lives Matter." (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

The Source Supports Black Lives Matter and Condemns Police Brutality

The Virgin Island Source stands with the Virgin Islands community and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement around the world in condemning police brutality and systemic racism.

Redefining Our Tourism Product

Desiree M. Francis recommends ways for the Virgin Islands to make itself the most desirable destination in the Caribbean post COVID-19.

Open forum: Black Lives Matter in the V.I., U.S. Mainland and Around the World

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands speaks out about police brutality, systemic racism and historical injustice. The foundation is part of The Virtues Project™, a global grassroots initiative that stresses kindness, justice and integrity in more than 100 countries.
Bernadette Gonsalves

Charity Begins at Home

Along with the rest of the world we are appalled and outraged by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the ones sworn to protect and to serve. We stand in protest and we desire and seek justice.

Op-ed: Equality

Michael Bornn has a list of priorities for how to arrive at equality for all. George Floyd’s murder may be the “tipping point’ for real change.

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