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Local Muslim men come together as one to prayat Masjid Nur. (Source photo by Nour Z. Suid)

Op Ed: The Fasting of Ramadan: A time for Muslims around the World to...

I was in 1st grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the monthlong holiday of Ramadan for the first time, being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year.
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Op-Ed: What if 40 Tourists a Year Were Dying on Our Streets?

What if 40 tourists a year were being shot down in our streets?” Answer: Public officials would have wasted no time in pulling out all the stops to find a solution.

Op-Ed: Whatever Happened to Modesty, Manners and Respect?

Many in the Virgin Islands encourage the growth of marine tourism, but Ron Vargo writes about the negative side effects from an unbridled marine agenda that could turn into an ecological and cultural nightmare in places like Round Bay on St. John.

Op-Ed: Rough Seas Can Make for Stronger Coastlines

Gerald Bove writes about the effects of climate change and how the efforts and intentions of people in the USVI are “the most important part of the path towards greater resiliency…”
A cruise ship is tied up at the WICO dock in St. Thomas.. (Source photo by Dave MacVean)

Op-Ed: Cruise Travelers Are Still Backbone of V.I. Tourism Revenue

Filippo Cassinelli itemizes how tourists to the territory spend their money. He believes that the foundation of the Virgin Islands economy is successful tourism; therefore, it must be supported and encouraged to grow.

Opinion: The St. John Coastal Zone – Who is in charge?

BLUA's voteon the Cowgirl Bebop appeal was not about legal errors or capricious decisions, it was purely about the personal preferences of five individuals, only one of whom lives on St. John.

Op-Ed: Perception, Actions and Explanations Matter

For many, the idea of building a wall or a fence to halt migration is not just discriminatory, but largely unworkable. David Jessop writes that if the decision by the Dominican Republic to construct a ‘fence’ along its border with Haiti is to be understood, it needs to be better explained across the region.

Op-Ed: Why Data Science Should Matter to USVI Millennials and Gen Z-ers

David Johnson explains the field of data science -- its importance and its power to change the world. He advises young people on how to make data science a career choice in a world that has a great need for data scientists.

Op-Ed: Suggested Steps for Success of USVI and CARICOM to Form a Partnership

Basil Springer asks how can CARICOM pivot, using its own resources and talents, and how can we leverage the potential of USVI/CARICOM partnerships to our mutual benefit?

Op-Ed: Can CARICOM Heads of Government Deliver?

At their recent summit, CARICOM heads of government agreed upon multiple regional responses to address the looming post-pandemic economic crisis facing the region. David Jessop asks whether this time they will overcome past implementation failures and fulfil the promises they have made.

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