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Open forum: An Open Letter from Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin

Commissioner of Education Racquel Berry-Benjamin thanks all of those whose prayers, words of encouragement and well-wishes lifted her up while she was recovering from COVID-19.

Open forum: Senator Marvin Blyden’s Actions Are Unacceptable

Chairman Cecil R. Benjamin, speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, condemns the recent actions of Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden.

Open forum: It Is Hard to Think I Will Not See You Again.

Bob White remembers his longtime friend and radio partner Holland Redfield.

Open forum: The Goal for VI Youth: ‘Go for the Gold!’

Sandra Bradley compares the youth of the Virgin Islands to those young people in the world who compete at the Olympics. She asks the adults to set goals for the young to get behind and to lead them away from crime towards worthy purposes.
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Open forum: To Be or Not to Be Vaccinated

Jelani L. Ritter says that people should have the right to refuse COVID vaccinations.

Op Ed: Maybe This Can Help Explain…

Building upon previous open forum he wrote, Joseph DeJames MD continues to opine that everyone should be vaccinated for COVID.

Open forum: The Forgotten Essential Employees

A restaurant worker writes about the difficulty of keeping customers from breaking the rules on wearing masks. Employees are expected to police something that the government doesn’t.
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.