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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, August 2, 2021
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Director of Banking and Insurance Gwendolyn Hall Brady at Monday's Finance Committee hearing (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Open forum: A Legacy of Compassionate Public Service

As she retires, Gwendolyn Hall Brady bids farewell and thanks the people of the Virgin Islands for allowing her to serve them.

Open forum: Our Political Leaders Must Stand Up to COVID Now

Dr. Steve Hardee says it is time to restrict nonvaccinated people from places such as bars, restaurants, theaters and cruise ships.

Open forum: We Are Family and Must Work Together to Defeat COVID

Moleto Smith Jr. asks that all Virgin Islanders unite to focus on defeating the COVID crisis.

Simple Cynical Clinical Minute 8: The Return of the Pox

After a successful start to vaccination, it has stalled. And now we see a rise in cases. Many people I speak to say "they are not ready" for the vaccine. Seriously, I have no idea what that means besides fear of the vaccine. 

Sen. Carrion Voices Concerns About Territory’s ESL Program

Sen. Samuel Carrión, a former student of the ESL program on St. Croix, became very concerned with the responses given by representatives from the V.I. Department of Education.

Op-Ed: The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

Moleto A. Smith Jr. is very frustrated by the refusal of "conspiracy theorists and nonsense pushers" to protect the residents of the Virgin Islands by getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Op-Ed: Difficult Choices for the Caribbean

Decisions taken at the G7 summit in relation to China will become an issue the Caribbean will have to respond to. David Jessop believes that the coming chill in relations between the West and China will make finding solutions to the problems the region faces more challenging.

Op-Ed: The Necessity to Restore Confidence in WAPA

Filippo Cassinelli says the energy costs in the Virgin Islands are the highest in the nation. A way to generate affordable energy is imperative.

Virtue of the Week: Accountability

Accountability is the willingness to stand in responsibility for every choice. It is acting with integrity, doing what we say we will do. When we make a mistake we do not seek to hide it or avoid it. We have the courage to face it willingly.
The RTPark building on UVI's St. Croix campus sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Maria. (File photo)

Open forum: The Next Generation of Power

Jelani Ritter writes about the importance of infrastructure, renewable energy, technology and the necessity for a diversification of the economy in the territory’s future.