Moleto A. Smith Jr. shares the positive principles he tries to live by.
Supervisor Caroline F. Fawkes writes that “The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans.”
After hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 over $700,000 was designated for The Enid Baa Library and Archives. Wallace Williams says those funds could be used to repair and further improve the V.I. public libraries. “The library/libraries don’t need to be repurposed; they need to have their capacity maximized.”
Historically speaking, this time of the year the talk on estates during the Danish and early American rule of these islands was of kallaloo and the Christmas festival. As the year drew to a close, especially on the island of St. Croix, the enslaved population of the Danish West Indies was preparing for the Christmas festival and the cooking of kallaloo.
This year we have received below-average rainfall. On the surface of the islands, everything appears lush and green. Those of us who are in tune with nature will notice the absence of certain organisms in abundance this autumn and winter season.
Dr. Donna M. Christensen gives six reasons she is against Bill No. 34-0073, which has been called the “Transparency Bill."
One year ago – on December 15, 2020 – seven Senators of the 33rd Legislature voted to approve a CZM permit and Trust Land occupancy agreement for the Summers End Group to construct a 145 slip mega yacht marina covering 30 acres of Coral Bay Harbor.
The Virgin Islands Conservation Society says “there comes a time for frank and open examination of governmental agencies which have an extended record of failure to act responsibly, perpetuating unconscionable delays threatening our environment and our personal health.”
Speaking for the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Dee Baecher-Brown argues against corporal punishment and that there are other ways to promote children’s positive behavior.
I was informed that there are discussions among some legislators who are thinking about exchanging prime government agricultural farmlands with other lands to allow a development to move forward. Act 6836 forbids the use of prime government agricultural lands for non-agricultural uses.
We should and must honor the wishes of Rockefeller, who wanted Caneel Bay properties to come under the control of the Secretary of the Interior and managed by the National Park Service, “for the use and enjoyment by visitors to the park of the outstanding scenic and other features of national significance located both within the premises and in other areas of the park."
Lloyd Gardner says the main challenge in the development of the energy sector in the USVI is how to deal with the absence of comprehensive public policy and a sector development strategy.
Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) presents a position paper on the Virgin Islands Government’s handling of the possiblity that problems with GERS solvency will effect the government retirees pension funds.
The following is an informational piece on dealing with natural disasters that was produced by the University of the Virgin Islands Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan team.
Well we now have a "Building for Nothing" in Coral Bay, St John. Shortly after Hurricane Irma devastated Coral Bay with almost total destruction of the historic Guy Benjamin School, construction began on a modular "Sprung Structure" on the grounds of the Coral Bay school.
This article is as relevant today as when I wrote it a few years ago, stressing how important it is to establish open green spaces in the Virgin Islands if we want to grow a healthy economy.