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Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Op-Ed: An Independent Virgin Islands?

Paul Leary’s lays out a plan for the eventual possibility of changing the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands into a nation.

Op-Ed: The Colony of the United States Virgin Islands

Paul Leary covers the history of the Virgin Islands as a colony and territory and the possibility of statehood.

Op-Ed: It’s the Government’s Credit That Needs Addressing!

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.
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Op-Ed: A Vote for President? Mission Impossible

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.

Letter to the Editor: Should Statues Fall?

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.

Op-Ed: West Indians, Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter

Justin Moorhead says that Black Lives Matter and the people of the West Indies share struggles that are different historically, but ultimately the same.

Op-Ed: A Cold Wind Is Blowing From The North

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?

Op-Ed: Community Comes Together to Protest Gun Violence

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.

Op-Ed: V.I. Seniors Now Have Additional Protections From Financial Exploitation

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.

Op-Ed: An Opinion on Nepotism

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.”





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