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Thursday, January 28, 2021


Op-Ed: It’s Time to Abandon Sanctions on Cuba

CARICOM has ‘denounced’ the U.S. decision to redesignate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. David Jessop writes that sanctions on Cuba have failed, have the effect of consolidating power, harm those least able to cope with their economic and social impact, and require urgent review by the Biden administration.

Opinion: Vice President Kamala Harris Personifies Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

A phenomenal connection exists between Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and its now most-renowned member, the Honorable United States Vice President Kamala Harris.

Op-Ed: Responses to the Windmill as a Visual Icon

Elizabeth Rezende juxtaposes William Cleveland’s lecture on the windmills of St. Croix given at the Society of Virgin Islands Historians with Elisa McKay’s creation of a windmill collage that appears in the 2021 calendar for the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.

Op-Ed: Caneel Bay Resort Should be Owned by the People

Dr. Hadiya Sewer, Lorelei Monsanto and Theodora E. Moorehead suggest that Caneel Bay could be a cooperative resort owned by the people of the Virgin Islands. The once famed resort should benefit its workers and the wider community of St. Johnians.

Op-Ed: Responding to Washington’s New Thinking

As president, Joe Biden is expected to embrace the Americas, seeking a relationship that is both collegiate and developmental. David Jessop argues that it is incumbent upon Caribbean private sector leaders to develop new working relationship in Washington to make clear what is required.

Op-Ed: Trump Mob Attacked Imaginary ‘Antifa’ But Ignored ‘Camp Auschwitz’

What of the thousands of devoted Republican voters who showed up at this final, violent Trump Rally?

Op-Ed: Full Caribbean Tourism Recovery Is Possible Post 2021

The pandemic has demonstrated conclusively that a vibrant tourism industry is central to Caribbean economic growth. David Jessop writes that industry leaders have begun to focus on how recovery might lead to a better integrated industry able to support national and regional development.

Op-Ed: Journalism, Along with Democracy, Is Under Siege

As I sat glued to live coverage of Wednesday’s outrageous acts of insurrection in Washington, D.C., I saw one chilling moment during which a journalist was being held by police, an image that will be a recurring nightmare until the day I die.
Lloyd Gardner

Op-Ed: How Physical Space, Historical Ties, and Geopolitics Influence Development in the USVI

The University of the Virgin Islands once had the following tagline: "Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive." So, what is the link between the tagline and a development agenda for the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Op-Ed: The Bar for Normal Has Been Raised

DaraMonifah® Cooper considers the possibilities and challenges of a new world post COVID-19.





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