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Op-Ed: There Is No Health Without Mental Health

Moleto A. Smith Jr. advises that “Despite the current stresses that negatively impact the mental health of many of our community members, the good news is that mental illnesses are treatable.”

Op-Ed: Let’s Rally Toward Herd Immunity to Prepare the Community for Hurricane Season

Mark A. Walters gives an overview of how the U. S. Virgin Islands has and is dealing with the pandemic. He says that FEMA, VITEMA and the public are ready to get through the double threat of pandemic and hurricane season.

Open forum: The Confession

Winston Nugent has written a poem dedicated to all the young black men who died from gun violence.

Open forum: Bureau of Corrections Releases Statement on Payroll Issues

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections responds to the payroll issues raised by correctional officers and other employees.
Police Commissioner nominee Trevor Velinor (ATF photo)

Op-Ed: We Must Work Together to Address Crime

Trevor Velinor gives his perspective on being the police commissioner and enumerates the many ways the public and VIPD can work together to bring down crime in the territory.

Op-Ed: Vaccine Diplomacy and Caribbean Economic Recovery

Much of the Caribbean is still struggling to obtain vaccines against COVID-19. David Jessop writes that by sharing some of the 60 million spare doses it has available, the U.S. would powerfully signal its interest in a renewed partnership.

Open forum: Diversification is Key to the Virgin Islands Economy

The St. Thomas and St. John Chamber of Commerce praises Governor Bryan and Delegate to Congress Plaskett for leading the Virgin Islands through the present pandemic. It agrees with the governor must now look to diversification of the V.I. economy.

Open forum: Board of Education Appoints New Executive Director

Mary L. Moorhead praises the appointment of Stephanie Berry, a person of great experience, to be the new executive director of the Virgin Islands Board of Education.

Op-Ed: United States Is Rebuilding a Relationship With The Caribbean Region

A few days ago, CARICOM foreign ministers had a first meeting with their new U.S. counterpart. The emphasis was on inclusivity and partnership. David Jessop suggests that this should be the moment when the U.S. develops an integrated program that supports Caribbean recovery and long-term development.

Open forum: Environmental Organizations Write EPA About Limetree Refinery

A group of St. Croix environmental organizations have written EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan a letter of concern about the emissions and other problems at Limetree Bay Refinery. They are asking for an investigation.