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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Op-ed

A Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Where to Get Help

As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.

Millennials Are Scared to Death About the Future of the V.I.

Amaziah George writes about how many Virgin Islanders of his generation feel and think about the world they have inherited. The federal government is a major concern.

Open Forum: Researchers Need Input for Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

The need for the territory to successfully create and implement pre- and post-disaster mitigation strategies is urgent.

Op-Ed: The Lime Out Taco Bar Needs to Find a New Home

The Friends of Round Bay, a Citizens' Action Group comprised of individuals concerned with the preservation and conservation of Round Bay, St. John, has concerns about the floating taco bar the Lime Out.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Good Fortune

I have had the great good fortune to have been in the same room with Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the man who built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opened in April 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Op-ed: Protecting and Showing Reverence for Nature

Dear Members of the 33rd Senate: The Magens Bay Authority has been a great steward of Magens Bay, protecting its resources for visitors and residents...

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Labor Day

On a walk in the woods Sunday, I was reflecting on the importance of Labor Day and what it means in America in this year 2019. But more particularly what it means in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The first thing that came to mind was the dire need for what has become known as a living wage.
Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Annihilation or Cooperation?

It’s hard to hear the universal Om when our ears are plugged with plastic buds and headsets. The cries of distress from the dying species around us are drowned out by dialogue and the explosions of the fabricated worlds of video games and other cyber creations this elder does not comprehend. What I do see is life beginning to shrink to the size of a personal device as the pulse of the planet becomes weaker.
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Op-ed: Solutions to WAPA Cannot Wait

"The constant WAPA power outages are demoralizing people and businesses. The psychic toll is heavy. The sense of security we come to expect in our daily lives is eroding as outages strike…”
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial – Part...

The long lag between arrests and trials in many violent crime cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.

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