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The abandoned STX Legislature building in Frederiksted. (File photo) Bldg March 2018

Editorial: 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.

A Resolution to Honor Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr.

Sen. Javan E. James Sr. writes about a young Virgin Islander who was accomplishing a great deal in his life before he died on Memorial Day.

Opinion: Vote No or Stay Home March 30 for Reapportionment

Early voting ends March 22 and on March 30 the territory will cast ballots to decide whether to approve a ballot initiative creating districts, electing more senators at large and bypassing the Legislature to rearrange how senator’s office funds work. The plan does nothing to address any of the problems its proponents say they want to fix.

Op-Ed: We Must Protect the Least Among Us

Shaun Pennington comes upon a rare bird while jogging and it leads her to thoughts about the important connections between humankind and the creatures of the Earth.

Editorial: A Compelling Case for Free Tuition

Dr. David Hall writes about the value and importance of having the new free tuition policy at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Alexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull 1806. (Public domain)

Editorial: As ‘Hamilton’ Plays in Puerto Rico, St. Croix Should Seize the Publicity Opportunity

Before Alexander Hamilton was “young, scrappy and hungry” in New York, he was fending for himself on a small island in the Danish West Indies. That island – St. Croix – had a profound impact on Hamilton, setting him apart from the other U.S. founding fathers. And that history should be more celebrated.
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Editorial: Free Tuition: An Overhyped, Unaffordable Campaign Gimmick The Senate Should Pass

Free tuition is a transparent campaign we cannot really afford. Passing it might be a good idea anyway.

Editorial: Vote No on Senate Reapportionment Initiative

The Legislature and V.I. voters should not enact a proposed legislative reapportionment and instead should find a less legally troublesome alternative.
Caribbean butterflies flutter down Main Street. The smiles never stopped. (Gerard Sperry photo)

V.I. Law Says Mapp Must Explain Unending State of Emergency

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been under a continuous state of emergency for 10 months now. Gov. Kenneth Mapp has consistently declined to give any meaningful explanation as to why he keeps extending it or what would lead to it ending, in apparent contravention of the V.I. law giving him power to declare emergencies.

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