Paul Leary’s lays out a plan for the eventual possibility of changing the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands into a nation.
Paul Leary covers the history of the Virgin Islands as a colony and territory and the possibility of statehood.
Justin Moorhead says that the Government of the Virgin Islands created the Public Finance Authority to raise capital for essential public projects to support the financing needs of the government and promote economic recovery. Now a new refinancing proposal creates yet another special-purpose entity to do what the PFA can no longer do.
Paul Leary gives the pros and cons of the Virgin Islands getting the right to vote for president. He shows that the choice is not at all as easy as it may seem.
Michael Keldsen of Denmark writes that people should be careful not to tear down statues and other reminders of the past until they study the whole of the historic record.
Justin Moorhead says that Black Lives Matter and the people of the West Indies share struggles that are different historically, but ultimately the same.
David Jessop asks who will lean into the wind, speak out and define in Caribbean and small state terms what free, socially-oriented democratic societies require of both the US and China?
Monday was a day of thanks. After participating in this weekend’s USVI Million Mother March on St. Thomas, I know there is so much I am thankful for, including some of the truly beautiful moments I experienced along the way.
Troy de Chabert-Schuster, state director of AARP VI, informs the public of a law recently passed by the Virgin Islands Senate to help fight the financial abuse of senior citizens.
Gwen-Marie Moolenaar believes that the recent revelation that the governor’s daughter is one of the founders at a company that received a no-bid contract for $1 million does not pass the “smell test of nepotism.”