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STX Foundation Joins 450 U.S. Philanthropies in Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut Census Short

On Aug. 5, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development joined approximately 450 philanthropic organizations in an unprecedented letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau calling for a retraction of cutting the census short. A full press release facilitated by Gary Bass of the Bauman Foundation is as follows.

Op-Ed: West Indians, Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter

Justin Moorhead says that Black Lives Matter and the people of the West Indies share struggles that are different historically, but ultimately the same.

Op-Ed: A Cold Wind Is Blowing From The North

David Jessop asks who will lean into the wind, speak out and define in Caribbean and small state terms what free, socially-oriented democratic societies require of both the US and China?

Open forum: Frederiksted Health Care Explains Benefits of Pediatric Vaccines

Frederiksted Health Care Inc., in honor of National Health Center Week 2020, Aug. 9-12, submits information on pediatric vaccinations. It stresses that “disease prevention benefits children receive from getting vaccines outweigh the risks and possible side effects they may experience post-vaccination.”

Op-Ed: Community Comes Together to Protest Gun Violence

Monday was a day of thanks. After participating in this weekend’s USVI Million Mother March on St. Thomas, I know there is so much I am thankful for, including some of the truly beautiful moments I experienced along the way.

Op-Ed: V.I. Seniors Now Have Additional Protections From Financial Exploitation

Troy de Chabert-Schuster, state director of AARP VI, informs the public of a law recently passed by the Virgin Islands Senate to help fight the financial abuse of senior citizens.

Op-Ed: An Opinion on Nepotism

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar believes that the recent revelation that the governor’s daughter is one of the founders at a company that received a no-bid contract for $1 million does not pass the “smell test of nepotism.”

Op-Ed: Corporal Punishment Does Not Make Things Better

Anna Wheatley Scarbriel, Ph.D., of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands explains why physical punishment is ineffective and harmful to children and society.

Frank Schneiger: Remember When the Past Was the Future?

When we look back at the current crisis, it will be possible to say about some leaders and groups: “Yes, they did the best with the information they had; and they took advantage of the opportunities that were presented.” Or, alternatively, “They really screwed up and produced a calamity.”

Op-Ed: Healing the Present by Owning the Past

The Virgin Islands needs to address its symbols, statues and names of public spaces to make sure that they represent the values of the territory, and they honor those who came before and sacrificed so much so that their descendants would have a better life.

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