March 27, 2017 8:38 am Last modified: 3:12 pm

Open forum

The Future of Horse Racing Hangs in the Balance

Luis Donastorg, a horse owner and member of the St. Thomas-St. John Horsemen Association, believes that the passage of legislation proposed by the governor to have the Virgin Islands invest $30,000,000 in the sport of horse racing will bring great benefit to the territory.
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There Are Benefits to Becoming an Independent Contractor

Ivan Butcher II believes that independent contracting would solve some of the Virgin Islands’ employment problems if the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) would cover those contractors.
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Senators, When Will Quality Education Be Your Priority?

Mary L. Moorhead points out to the Virgin Islands’ senators that the progress of technology in public schools is quite different when St. Croix is compared to St. Thomas.
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Lessons Are Learned at the Caribbean Urban/Community Forestry Conference

Ivan Butcher II attended the 15th Caribbean Urban and Community Forestry Conference and shares what he learned there.
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Help our Children and Create Citizen Representation

B. Greg Miller thinks Virgin Islanders can begin to fix many problems by creating more micro-management by the government and fostering more government responsibility, which could begin with sub-district representation.
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The V.I. Can Use Paper and Cardboard to Improve Things

Ivan Butcher II tells why he is in favor of building a paper recycling plant and a publishing house in the territory.
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Homeschoolers Want Legislative Remedy

The U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers (USVIH) are asking the public to help them by contacting the V.I. Legislature and telling senators to vote for a bill that would transfer oversight of home schooling from the V.I. Board of Education to the Senate.
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GVI Turns Down Rotary Plan to Repair Basketball Court

B.J. Harris explains that the Rotary is not being allowed to make Coral Bay basketball court repairs that it has raised money to do for the youth because of actions by the GVI and the Moravian Church Conference.
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GVI Turns Down Rotary Plan to Repair Basketball Court

B.J. Harris explains that the Rotary of St. John is not being allowed to make Coral Bay basketball court repairs that it has raised money to do because of actions by the Government of the V.I. (GVI) and the Moravian Church Conference.
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Freedom Project in Denmark Will Receive V.I. Statues

Lonnie Willis of the St. John Historical Society informs the public of sculptures of African-American Virgin Islands heroes that are being sent to Denmark for permanent public display.
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