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Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-Ed: Cedric Henry, the Epidemic and the Cure

I did not know Cedric Henry who was killed on St. Thomas a month ago. But, in reading about him I realized that I did know him. We all know Cedric Henry(s). They are the people who you appreciate for their spirit, generosity or some special quality.
Kitty Kallen

Op-Ed: Little Things Mean a Lot

In the mid-1950s Kitty Kallen had a No. 1 hit with the song, “Little Things Mean a Lot,” a song title that has a message for the U.S. Virgin Islands and its many, many boards and commissions.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Stupid Reveals Itself in Cruelty

A few weeks ago while reading my morning transmission from friar Richard Rohr I was tempted by a hyperlink to one of his short sermons. It was a sermon on evil. He said, “Yes, there are truly evil people, but usually it’s not really evil, it’s just stupidity.”

Op-Ed: The Reality of the Virgin Islands Cannabis Bill

The cannabis bill is about jobs, local wealth creation and socioeconomic benefits, according to Kye Walker and Kenneth S. Phillips.
Rocks and sea where Pissarro may have painted. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Magens Bay Holds Unfathomable Secrets

Under certain light and at particular times of the day, I imagine the place where the unexceptional tan-brown outcroppings meet the turquoise water at the far western end of Magens Bay that was the inspiration for a little-known Camille Pissarro oil sketch.

Op-ed: Focus Our Efforts on Restoring “Hope”, not a “High” Among our People

I do not support the Governor’s attempt to amend our law to allow, what in my opinion, becomes the non-medicinal use of marijuana. My...

Open Forum: Former Horse Racing Commissioner Responds to Removal

Former Horse Racing Commissioner Jay Watson responds to Gov. Albert Bryan regarding his removal.

The Source is 20 Years Old and Still Fostering Hope

I was asked to write a piece about the history of the Source upon the momentous occasion of 20 years of publishing a daily online newspaper. The St. Thomas Source was launched Jan. 15, 1999; St. Croix Source followed on July 15; and St. John Source launched Dec. 15.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-ed: Cedric Henry’s Death Will Not Be in Vain, Part III

When 32-year-old Cedric Henry was slain in the prime of his life, leaving two boys, 5 and 11, fatherless, I knew I could not let the loss of this man whom I and the St. Thomas community had grown to respect and love be in vain.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op Ed: Cedric Henry Will Not Die in Vain, Part II

On Tuesday night, four days after we got the news of Cedric’s senseless death, I mustered all my courage and made my way, with victim advocate Desiree Ritter Lambertis, up the narrow, car-lined, twisting roads of a St. Thomas neighborhood I had never visited.

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