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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, February 19, 2020


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.”
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Open forum: Support for Senators, Delegate Calling for Radical Intervention on WAPA

Filippo Cassinelli responds to the idea of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands reforming and restructuring the V.I. Water and Power Authority.
WAPA Executive Director Lawrence Kupfer said he believes the string of recent power outages in the territory is over, and called the recent problems "unacceptable." (File photo)

WAPA Head Responds to Editorial in Another Paper

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, I would like to respond to the gross inaccuracies and misinformation published in...

Open forum: Sen. Jackson Remembers Prolific Historian Arnold Highfield

"The prolific author, historian and professor passed away last weekend, leaving behind treasured translations of some of the earliest records of life in the territory under Danish rule."
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Open forum: WAPA, Where Do We Go From Here?

Filippo Cassinelli says the single most important question that must be answered in the upcoming senate hearings on October 1 is this: Is WAPA beyond the point of solvency on its current trajectory?
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Editorial: Bill Would Make Some Property Owners More Sacred Than Others

Several senators are pushing a new law that would, on its face, force people who own shoreline property not just to allow access to the shore but to build public roads, public sidewalks and more, at their own expense. The proposal is unconstitutional, unfair and abusive.

Gun Owners Are Law Abiding Citizens

Vince Danet argues, among other things, that government is penalizing everyone who owns guns; guns are not the problem, evil is; and there is too much paper work involved in getting a gun permit.





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