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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, July 13, 2020

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The Forum Congratulates Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Grammy

The Forum, which brings performers and events to the Virgin Islands, is proud to have brought Cuarteto Latinoamericano to the Virgin Islands recently. The group has just won their second Latin Grammy Award.

Virgin Islands Must Remain Vigilant, Steadfast Under Trump Presidency

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett warns of the possible consequences of the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency. She gives an historical overview of the Virgin Islands and offers ways Democrats can get through the next four years as they plan to deal with a Republican president and Congress.

The Future of Horse Racing Hangs in the Balance

Luis Donastorg, a horse owner and member of the St. Thomas-St. John Horsemen Association, believes that the passage of legislation proposed by the governor to have the Virgin Islands invest $30,000,000 in the sport of horse racing will bring great benefit to the territory.

Virtue of the Week: Understanding

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others.

There Are Benefits to Becoming an Independent Contractor

Ivan Butcher II believes that independent contracting would solve some of the Virgin Islands’ employment problems if the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) would cover those contractors.

Chris Finch Expresses Some Concerning Aspects about the President-Elect

This post is to get some things off my mind so I can move to a Thanksgiving mindset. Like I expect most of you reading this, I have been thinking constantly since the election.

Dangerous Speed Limit Problem Needs Attention

Lori Emery is worried about the lack of governmental involvement concerning the 10 mph restriction on Magens Bay Road.

Dangerous Speed Limit Problem Needs Attention

Lori Emery is worried about the lack of governmental involvement concerning the 10 mph restriction on Magens Bay Road.

Senators, When Will Quality Education Be Your Priority?

Mary L. Moorhead points out to the Virgin Islands’ senators that the progress of technology in public schools is quite different when St. Croix is compared to St. Thomas.

Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity, and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

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