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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Op-ed

Commentary: We Must Follow Laurance S. Rockefeller’s Wishes for Caneel Bay

We should and must honor the wishes of Rockefeller, who wanted Caneel Bay properties to come under the control of the Secretary of the Interior and managed by the National Park Service, “for the use and enjoyment by visitors to the park of the outstanding scenic and other features of national significance located both within the premises and in other areas of the park."
Frederiksted Health Care’s Northshore Health Center on St. Croix opened in January of 2017 with a great demand for dental services. (File photo)

Op Ed: What’s the Value of a Child’s Smile?

Dr. Sonia Taylor Griffith DDS informs the public about the importance of and the ramifications of good oral health.

Public Policy and Waste Management in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Lloyd Gardner says the main challenge in the development of the energy sector in the USVI is how to deal with the absence of comprehensive public policy and a sector development strategy.

Op-Ed: Veterans, We Are Here for You

Carlos Escobar, head of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, addresses veterans, their families and caregivers on the Afghan crisis and how it affects them emotionally.

Op-Ed: GRUFF to Government Retirees: Say No to Pension Cuts

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) presents a position paper on the Virgin Islands Government’s handling of the possiblity that problems with GERS solvency will effect the government retirees pension funds.
Palm trees during a hurricane on St Croix. Source file photo)

Op-Ed: Personal Disaster Resilience: The First ‘72’

The following is an informational piece on dealing with natural disasters that was produced by the University of the Virgin Islands Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan team.

Op Ed: The Coral Bay “Building for Nothing”

Well we now have a "Building for Nothing" in Coral Bay, St John. Shortly after Hurricane Irma devastated Coral Bay with almost total destruction of the historic Guy Benjamin School, construction began on a modular "Sprung Structure" on the grounds of the Coral Bay school.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

Commentary: USVI Needs Leadership to Preserve Our Natural Places  

This article is as relevant today as when I wrote it a few years ago, stressing how important it is to establish open green spaces in the Virgin Islands if we want to grow a healthy economy.

Op-ed: Everyone Is Entitled to Their Own Opinion…

Joseph DeJames MD advocates for the necessity of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and bases his “opinion” upon fact after fact after fact.

Letter to the Editor: Join Ad Hoc Committee to Reverse the UVI Vaccine Mandate

We, the Ad Hoc Committee to Reverse the Vaccine Mandate at the University of the Virgin Islands, are seeking community support to help us organize, research, and properly carry out our civic duty to respectfully and professionally dispute our right to equal education at UVI.