With power outages cascading across the territory and the news in the last week – even getting attention on National Public Radio on the mainland – we worry these events might presage a new drive toward privatization of our public utility.
That the “announcement” of the “retirement” of Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor at the end of his contract on June 30 did not come from Government House speaks to the complete lack of leadership at the top.
Many newspaper publishers have expressed concern over how Google and Facebook are directly hurting their bottom line. It is with this in mind that the Source offers some insights into the financial state of the newspaper industry.
This year the Source cannot escape marking the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth with the farsightedness of his final book, finished on a four-week retreat to Jamaica in 1966 – 55 years ago – and published in June 1967.
You would not expect to find hope in a book about coronavirus. But after months of holding my emotional own against the tidal wave of anxiety and bad news, that’s where I stumbled upon a moment of something like faith in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doug White makes his case for a transition to electrical vehicles (EVs) in the Virgin Islands.
The lack of reliable taxi transportation after dark anywhere in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a knife in the heart to the territory's tourism economy and senators urgently need to enable Uber and Lyft to help fill the gaping hole.
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.