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Members of the Board of Education answer senators' questions during Tuesday's hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Opinion: V.I. Board of Education Responds to Leaked Draft Audit

This is the Board of Education's response to a leaked, draft version of the V.I. Inspector General's audit. The Source does not have this report as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Other news outlets reported the draft alleges loose and incomplete financial accounting.
Government House image the Limetree Bay.

Limetree and EPA’s Promises Ring Hollow, V.I. Deserves Better

The St. Croix Environmental Association humbly asks the people of the United States Virgin Islands, especially the community on St. Croix, to submit comments on the Limetree Bay Refinery Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit permit application.

Plaskett Says Governor Bryan Contradicts His Own Transition Report on WAPA

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s support for the V.I. Water and Power Authority dramatically contradicted his own transition report, completed before he took office, Delegate Stacey Plaskett said at a Nov. 7 V.I. press conference call.

A Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Where to Get Help

As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.

Millennials Are Scared to Death About the Future of the V.I.

Amaziah George writes about how many Virgin Islanders of his generation feel and think about the world they have inherited. The federal government is a major concern.

Open Forum: Researchers Need Input for Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

The need for the territory to successfully create and implement pre- and post-disaster mitigation strategies is urgent.

Op-Ed: The Lime Out Taco Bar Needs to Find a New Home

The Friends of Round Bay, a Citizens' Action Group comprised of individuals concerned with the preservation and conservation of Round Bay, St. John, has concerns about the floating taco bar the Lime Out.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Good Fortune

I have had the great good fortune to have been in the same room with Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the man who built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opened in April 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Op-ed: Protecting and Showing Reverence for Nature

Dear Members of the 33rd Senate: The Magens Bay Authority has been a great steward of Magens Bay, protecting its resources for visitors and residents...

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Labor Day

On a walk in the woods Sunday, I was reflecting on the importance of Labor Day and what it means in America in this year 2019. But more particularly what it means in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The first thing that came to mind was the dire need for what has become known as a living wage.

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