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Editorial: Assumptions, Silence, Apathy are Deadly for Children and Community

The silence is deadly in the aftermath of the dramatic, daylight killing of 29-year-old Rique Ashby and his cousin, 14-year-old Aaron Ashby, as they operated a backhoe cleaning up overflowing trash in the, as yet to be demolished, former Tutu Hi-Rise Housing Community.
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Editorial: Why Does the PSC Board Want to be the WAPA Board?

The Legislature is considering a bill to give the Public Services Commission power to resolve water and power customer complaints. While clearly well-intentioned and aimed at helping consumers, senators should vote it down.
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Unconstitutional Bill to Punish Beach Homeowners is a Blot on USVI Legislature

On Thursday, Senators are bringing back a plainly unconstitutional bill to force certain homeowners to spend money, not to fix up their homes, but to build roads, pathways, sidewalks and handicapped access ramps across their yards for strangers to use.
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Editorial: Governor Should Veto Proposed Changes to Cannabis Board

The Senate passed a bill Monday to restructure the Cannabis Advisory Board, a change that will render it impossible to fill, probably result in gridlock and confusion and delay the start of a legal Virgin Islands cannabis market. The governor should veto it.
UVI President David Hall attends the March and holds up a sign that reads "Black Lives Matter." (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

The Source Supports Black Lives Matter and Condemns Police Brutality

The Virgin Island Source stands with the Virgin Islands community and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement around the world in condemning police brutality and systemic racism.
A many enjoys an early morning swim at Magens Bay. Such simple pleasures are on hold due to Gov, Albert Bryan Jrs.. order closing the beaches. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

There Might Have Been Other Steps Before Closing the Beaches

As we watched ignorant, self-absorbed individuals ignore the pleas of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. to keep our distance, our greatest fear was that the many who have done as requested and need the stress relief of sun, salt water and some breathing room would suffer.
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Imagine If V.I. Kids Could Go to the Library After School

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.

Editorial: Local Journalism Matters

In our scattered daily news consumption, we pick up bits and pieces from our social media accounts, radios, TVs, family, friends and coworkers. We read snippets here and there, and glaze over headlines that we talk about in our social settings with conviction.
The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Opinion: Bill Would Make Some Property Owners More Sacred Than Others

Several senators are pushing a new law that would, on its face, force people who own shoreline property not just to allow access to the shore but to build public roads, public sidewalks and more, at their own expense. The proposal is unconstitutional, unfair and abusive.

Editorial: Electric Vehicles Are the Next Major Revolution in Personal Transportation

Doug White makes his case for a transition to electrical vehicles (EVs) in the Virgin Islands.

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