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Albert Bryan

Editorial: Managing Expectations – What We Expect from the New Governor

We do not demand miracles from the next governor. Governor-elect Albert Bryan (D-VI) did not float down on wings of gossamer, waving a magic...

Open forum: It’s Time to Change How We Interact With Each Other

Verdel L. Petersen of St. Croix asks that the division between St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John, which was evident during the recent runoff election, be faced. “We need to have an open dialogue about the perceived and actual disparities that exist.”
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Open forum: Governor, Give Us a Good Last Meal

Bob White writes an open letter to Gov. Kenneth Mapp advising him on what he can still accomplish during his last month in office.

Open forum: In the Runoff Election, Consider Those Who Have No Choice

Rachel Pakenham asks that voters take into account the state of mental health care in the territory. “People continue to be in distress.”

Open forum: Attorney General’s Statement on His Injunction Filed to Stop Registration of Voters...

Attorney General Claude Earl Walker makes known his reasons for an action for declaratory and injunction relief in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands regarding the registration of new voters for the run-off election.

Opinion: Is Flash Flooding Triggering Irmaria Flashbacks?

St. Thomas clinical psychologist Nour Suid weighs in on the psychological impact of heavy rains a year after two devastating hurricanes threw Virgin Islanders' lives into chaos.

Letter to the Editor: Campaign Promises Aren’t Necessarily Good Government

Free UVI tuition may sound great, and it's certainly an easy promise for politicians to make. But there are realities that must be faced before the territory is ready to take on such a financial burden.

Open forum: Thoughts on the Shabbat Morning Massacre in Pittsburgh

The following is a message about the Shabbat Morning Massacre in Pittsburgh from the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, written just a few days after the tragedy.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Editorial: Mapp’s History of Questionable Financial Dealings Should Not Be Rewarded

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has worked hard, is highly knowledgeable and has some accomplishments as the eighth elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. But he has a long-established pattern of highly questionable financial dealings going back long before his election as governor and continuing up to the present day.

Open forum: The Status of St. Thomas Dialysis Center — V.I. Strong

Rudel Chinnery Jr. gives an overview of the battle to restore the St. Thomas Dialysis Center, which includes a long history of the V.I. Port Authority’s determination to keep the center closed, leaving the island without dialysis capabilities.

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