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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Op-ed

Op-Ed: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian Spoke to the Souls of People

With the deaths of the relentless civil rights activists John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian, the social justice world that I grew up in has been hollowed out overnight.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: What Planet Does the Senate Live On?

As the entire world laments the loss of habitat that has wreaked havoc on Homo sapiens, our senators would see the only peaceful green space and wildlife sanctuary we have on St. Thomas turned into an amusement park.

Op-Ed: A Unique Opportunity to Reset the Relationship With Cruise Lines

As the region begins to recover from the effects of the virus, this should be the time when governments look to the future, jointly explore how cruise lines can be encouraged to put much more back and play a genuinely sustainable developmental role.

Op-Ed: Reflecting on Government Weaknesses in a Pandemic

There is nothing like a global pandemic to show how well different governments stack up against one another. It is safe to say that the U.S. government comes in last of all the western democracies (one could argue last period). How can this be?
Lloyd Gardner

Op-Ed: Reality Check

Lloyd Gardner tells a fable to explain how the Virgin Islands keeps trying to get new economic results by doing the same thing over and over again with its tourism industry.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Can Float in the Air as an Aerosol, So Protect Yourself

You may think you're saturated with information about COVID-19 and social distancing, wearing masks, washing your hands and staying inside as much as you can.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Close the Bars

Governor Bryan, please continue with your practical and admirable approach to this terrible threat. Make good on your promise. Close the bars.

Op-ed: The Left and Right’s Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) says now is the time to make Americans in U.S. territories full citizens under the law.

Op-ed: ‘Sticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable’

Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the lessons being learned by all of us because of COVID-19, and the economic and political upheaval. The pandemic is reshaping the future; the “new normal” will require unity.

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