Imagine we were as a community able to come together and create a village where everyone is safe, where the marginalized among us had shelter and food and most important, people who cared about them.
Police officers have learned during their academy training and throughout their careers that there are certain practices that are illegal and expressly prohibited. The Bill of Rights, namely the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, expressly prohibits unlawful search and seizure.
This is the first in an ongoing series of articles imagining the big, positive changes that could affect people’s lives from little, inexpensive changes here and there, building a more utopian U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sharon Coldren has written this open letter to the VI Port Authority and the Government of the Virgin Islands about the public parking situation in Cruz Bay, St. John.
I have had the good fortune, as I have around so many things in this long life, to have met and been twice in the company of Bryan Stevenson, whose memoir was recently made into a movie by the same name “Just Mercy.”
V.I. Port Authority, please take down the 10-foot high barbed wire fence lining our streets at the “gravel parking lot.” We are a lovely island, with wonderful people, we don’t need to look like a prison yard as a centerpiece in our Cruz Bay.
EMT Bob Malacarne has been a part of St. John Rescue for about two decades, and for many years has written a column for Tradewinds about the emergency organization. That practice came to a halt when the 2017 hurricanes hit the territory. He has recently resumed the columns which will appear on both the Tradewinds and the Source websites.
Steve Black has an idea how to make walking safer and easier for pedestrians traveling between the “gravel lot” parking and the ferry dock.
I did not know Cedric Henry who was killed on St. Thomas a month ago. But, in reading about him I realized that I did know him. We all know Cedric Henry(s). They are the people who you appreciate for their spirit, generosity or some special quality.
In the mid-1950s Kitty Kallen had a No. 1 hit with the song, “Little Things Mean a Lot,” a song title that has a message for the U.S. Virgin Islands and its many, many boards and commissions.