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Virtue of the Week – Independence

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: GERS Supports Dredging of Charlotte Amalie Harbor

GERS weighs in on the plan to dredge the Charlotte Amalie harbor, which will allow larger ships to port at the West Indies Company (WICO) dock.
The twin towers of Limetree Bay refinery's coker rise in the distance on Tuesday, May 25, on the south shore of St. Croix, USVI. A coker malfunction contributed to the refinery's shutdown and bankruptcy. (Source photo by Patricia Borns)

Environmental Justice

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, the concept of "environmental justice" refers to "a social movement to address the unfair exposure of poor and marginalized communities to harms associated with resource extraction, hazardous waste, and other land uses."

Open forum: The Dawn of a New Age — USVI Soccer

Over the past decade the USVI Soccer Association has been using the game of soccer to unify and educate our community through youth developmental programs.

Open forum: LGBTQIA2S+ Health Care Disparities Are Still a Significant Issue

Rodney Santiago-Kidd writes that “one of the major impediments to understanding the reality of LGBTQIA2S+ health is a lack of data collection.”

Open Forum: V.I. Economy Would Benefit from STT Harbor Dredging

As president of the India Association, I write in support of the dredging of the Port of Charlotte Amalie harbor, a vital infrastructure project that will generate immediate investment returns for the Virgin Islands. 

Virtue of the Week – Idealism

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.
Part of the Maroon Ridge in the northwest of St. Croix. (Photo by Olasee Davis)

Commentary: Join the Call for a Maroon Territorial Park

I am writing a letter to the people of the Virgin Islands to request the preservation and protection of our culture with the creation of the U.S. Virgin Islands Maroon Territorial Park in the Northwest Quarter of St. Croix.

Open forum: Honoring Juneteenth and Its Importance

Rodney Santiago-Kidd writes that this is the first year that Frederiksted Health Care Inc. will be honoring this event as a board-approved company holiday and expains why this day is so important.

Virtue of the Week – Humility

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.