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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Op-ed

Opinion: Vice President Kamala Harris Personifies Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

A phenomenal connection exists between Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and its now most-renowned member, the Honorable United States Vice President Kamala Harris.

Op-Ed: Responses to the Windmill as a Visual Icon

Elizabeth Rezende juxtaposes William Cleveland’s lecture on the windmills of St. Croix given at the Society of Virgin Islands Historians with Elisa McKay’s creation of a windmill collage that appears in the 2021 calendar for the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

Op-Ed: Caneel Bay Resort Should be Owned by the People

Dr. Hadiya Sewer, Lorelei Monsanto and Theodora E. Moorehead suggest that Caneel Bay could be a cooperative resort owned by the people of the Virgin Islands. The once famed resort should benefit its workers and the wider community of St. Johnians.

Op-Ed: Responding to Washington’s New Thinking

As president, Joe Biden is expected to embrace the Americas, seeking a relationship that is both collegiate and developmental. David Jessop argues that it is incumbent upon Caribbean private sector leaders to develop new working relationship in Washington to make clear what is required.

Op-Ed: Trump Mob Attacked Imaginary ‘Antifa’ But Ignored ‘Camp Auschwitz’

What of the thousands of devoted Republican voters who showed up at this final, violent Trump Rally?

Op-Ed: Full Caribbean Tourism Recovery Is Possible Post 2021

The pandemic has demonstrated conclusively that a vibrant tourism industry is central to Caribbean economic growth. David Jessop writes that industry leaders have begun to focus on how recovery might lead to a better integrated industry able to support national and regional development.

Op-Ed: Journalism, Along with Democracy, Is Under Siege

As I sat glued to live coverage of Wednesday’s outrageous acts of insurrection in Washington, D.C., I saw one chilling moment during which a journalist was being held by police, an image that will be a recurring nightmare until the day I die.

Op-Ed: The Bar for Normal Has Been Raised

DaraMonifah® Cooper considers the possibilities and challenges of a new world post COVID-19.

Op-Ed: Let’s Build Healthy and Peaceful Communities in the Virgin Islands

Frank Schneiger, looking into the near future and expecting things to be normal, considers the possibility of constructing a model health system that will benefit every Virgin Islander.

Op-Ed: Kwanzaa is Needed Even More This Year in the V.I.

The celebration of Kwanzaa has been taking place for almost 50 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where a majority of the population is made up of people of African descent.