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

Open forum

It Shocks the Conscience

Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the recent history of shootings that have shocked Americans in many places including the Virgin Islands.
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How Many More?

Clarence Payne reflects on the recent vigil on St. Thomas against violence and the need to change the present way we deal with crime and violence in the Virgin Islands.
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Perception vs Reality – You Decide

Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.
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Let’s Make the V.I. Gun Free Is an Idea Worth Repeating

Scott Fagan repeats an idea he shared seven years ago to end gun violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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An Ad Hoc Committee Is Essential

Stan Louden suggests that an ad hoc committee be appointed to deal with the issue of anchoring and mooring fees in the Virgin Islands.
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Island Green Living Association Urges Community Support of Recycling Legislation

The Island Green Living Assoc. nonprofit encourages Virgin Islanders to show their support of recycling and waste reduction legislation by contacting senators or attending a Tuesday Senate hearing.
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American Legion Prepares to Salute 239th Birthday of ‘Old Glory’

On Flag Day, June 14, members of the American Legion District No. 10 of the Department of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will be holding special ceremonies to honor the 239th birthday of the U.S. flag and the 241st birthday of the United States Army.
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Eliminate ‘Politricks’

Mary L. Moorhead wants to know why the Legislature keeps purging citizens from the voter lists after each General Election when there is no longer any justification for it.
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Democratic Party Supports Local AFT Unions

In the name of “social and economic justice and fairness,” the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is backing the American Federation of Teachers, who are asking the GVI for salary increases.
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Government Needs to Honor Teachers’ Contract

Stanford Joines questions Governor Mapp’s portrayal of teachers as bullies because they want a long overdue pay raise.
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