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Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Op-ed: Why Assumptions Matter

Reading the Source recently has gotten me thinking about assumptions. We all make assumptions about things, mostly inconsequential, but some of huge importance.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical 7 – Here It Comes Again

After weeks of no COVID cases, we are seeing a resurgence of positive test results in the past week.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Driving Drunk was Not Fatal for Me

In my 21 years of out-of-control drinking, before I stopped more than 37 years ago, I drove drunk dozens of times. I am not proud of this, but it’s a fact. It is a miracle I never injured anyone, nor was I injured.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.

Op-ed: VI White Coats for Black Lives

Dr. Cora L.E. Christian makes connections between racism and inequalities in health, safety and education.
Green turtle hatchlings scurry to the sea. A sustainable environment – one that provides for today without hampering the needs of tomorrow – is one of the keys for development in the U.S. Virgin islands. (Photo provided by the NPS Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program staff)

Sustainability as a Framework for Virgin Islands Development

A colleague recently posed the question of how to build a society that supports everyone. My response was – imagine that society, describe it, and we can build it.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: A Letter to My Sons

As you face an uncertain future, just remember it’s rooted in a most certain past. Although hidden in plain sight, the truth is upon us hard and fast.

Op-ed: Nurses Association Supports Efforts to Combat Racism, Brutality

The Virgin Islands State Nurses Association is in solidarity with the protestors. It believes that racism is a public health crisis affecting everyone, regardless of age, both physically and mentally.
V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Op-Ed: Beach Cleanup Data Needed for Legislative Change

Without data, meaningful legislation can’t be backed by science, and in the USVI this scenario is all too common.
A sign at Saturday's rally in St. Thomas makes a clear point. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: V.I. Racism May Look Different, But Results are the...

I attended the march on St. Thomas waterfront Saturday morning. It was especially wonderful to see so many young people. The vast majority would fit into that category.

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