April 23, 2017 3:57 am Last modified: 9:15 pm

Open forum

Corruption Is Alive in the Virgin Islands

George L. Johansen thanks the media for exposing corruption in the Virgin Islands.
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The V.I. Needs to Trade With the World

Adrian C.R. Gillem alerts Virgin Islanders to the importance of the present focus of Congress on the Trade Bill and its parts: TPA, TPP and TTIP. He explains what these are and questions why the territory’s politicians have done so little to help the V.I. by working for this bill’s pa
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To Save the Reefs, Deal With the Sewage

George Johansen warns that actually saving the reefs requires that governments in the BVI and USVI deal with the raw sewage problem.
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The Bookworm: ‘Welcome to My Breakdown’

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.
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He Makes the Case for Medical Marijuana

Dr. Manuel A. da Motta wants the public and the branches of Virgin Islands government to know the facts about marijuana, especially its medicinal uses.
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The Legislature Needs to Act

Mary L. Moorhead thinks the Legislature should immediately take up their responsiblity of denying or consenting to Gov. Mapp’s nominations for commissioners.
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Revolution Is in the Air

Bob White puts forth an idea on how to give the power to change laws back to the people.
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Take Some of the Money at the Top and Move It Down

Bob White thinks workers should look up the chain of command at the schools and hospitals for the money they need, not keep seeking more money from the government.
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Will Mapp Be a Revolutionary Leader?

Bob White writes that the newly elected governor may turn out to be a revolutionary, making big changes like George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Beg, Borrow and Steal

Bob White analyzes how government works in the Virgin Islands. He follows the twists and turns that money takes. He is not angry; he is exasperated.
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