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Wednesday, October 28, 2020


A replica of an ancient Taino artifact found on St. John. (Source photo by Amy Roberts)

Op-Ed: Who Is a Native Virgin Islander?

Paul Leary parses the meanings of native, aboriginal, native and indigenous in search of a definition of who is a native Virgin Islander. Does it even matter who is a “native”?
Legislature Building on St. Thomas.

Op-ed: Bill No. 33-0363 Should Be Voted Down

Robert D. Gordon has written an urgent open letter about Bill No. 33-0363 to USVI citizens and retirees on behalf of GRUFF and St. Croix government retirees.
The USVI economy is largely focused on tourism. (Submitted photo)

The Pandemic Offers the Opportunity to Transform Tourism’s Role

The timing of Caribbean tourism’s return to normality remains uncertain. David Jessop suggests that the pandemic has validated the case for transforming the Caribbean model so that the industry is better integrated and more socially relevant.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: U.N. Peace Day Might Offer a Framework to Achieve...

The purpose of this day, when it was first established in 1981, was to “strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and people.”

Op-Ed: An Essential Book

Paul Leary reviews "How to Hide An Empire" by Daniel Immerwahr, a professor of history at Northwestern University.

Op-Ed: Cockfighting Is Animal Cruelty, Not a Cultural Tradition

Wayne Pacelle points out that cockfighting is illegal everywhere in the United States; yet there are still many cockfighting enthusiasts who see the practice as a cultural right.
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Op-Ed: The V.I. Government Could Unlock $850M of Free Grants

Investment banker Conn Davis II explains why the Bryan-Roach administration’s plan to securitize the Virgin Islands Rum Cover Matching Funds is an “elegant solution.”

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Rethinking Labor in a Time of Upheaval

As I was working in my garden Sunday afternoon I suddenly realized that Labor Day is upon us. I remembered that I had offered my thoughts on last year's observance of the holiday with a certain amount of passion.

Op-Ed: Tech Tips and Education: Crawl Before We Zoom Into New School Year

DaraMonifah® Cooper gives an overview of the problems and possible solutions of beginning a new school year in the middle of a pandemic. She says “there are workable solutions to our current challenges waiting to be found.”

Op-Ed: Lew James, a St. Thomas Original

Lew James passed away recently after moving to Florida for health reasons. He was in his 80s and as combative as ever. His daughter was at his side. I wish I could have been there too.





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