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How to Respond to the Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands

Dr. Kim Waddell, the director of the Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Planning Project at the University of the Virgin Islands, shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 national emergency.
Sunset at Tropaco Point.

Op Ed: A Prayer for Our Community

Along with all V.I. Source associates I make this small offering as a contribution to the U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection.

When the World Stood Still

Moleto A. Smith Jr. tells the story of a “child villain,” the “hero class” fighting against him and a chance to be “better versions of ourselves.”

Concerns About the Economy After COVID-19

Angel Luis Bolques Jr. advises the government of the Virgin Islands to prepare for the post-pandemic economy. He said, “There are a million questions that need to be answered ...”

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Road to Hell is Paved with Arrogance

The road to hell is not so much paved with good intentions as with arrogance, avarice and avoidance. “Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.”

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: ‘Being Born is to Risk Death’

“I don’t understand why we prepare so … wonderfully and elaborately for birth, and yet so appallingly and haphazardly for death." From the play(s) “Seawall/A Life” by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.

Envisioning a New Caneel Bay

Andrew Rutnik shares ideas on what Caneel Bay could become if people unite and lobby for a better future.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw questions witnesses during Thursday’s Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee hearing. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert for the V.I. Legislature)

Open forum: Implement Shelter in Place Now!

Sen. Janelle Sarauw strongly urges the governor to implement shelter in place to help protect Virgin Islanders and to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Crisis: Notes from a Hot Spot

There are different ways to understand a big event.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: COVID-19 Will Bring Suffering and, Hopefully, Solidarity

No hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other natural disaster has ever produced the widespread devastation of COVID-19. Death, overwhelmed medical systems, lack of leadership, chaos, fear – in every nook and cranny of this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” as Carl Sagan describe our planet some 30 years ago.

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