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Open forum: Needed: An Enlightened Approach to Energy

Prof. Paul Leary says that the news on the Limetree Refinery and the history of refineries in the Virgin Islands accentuates the need for the elimination of fossil fuels. He points out that the territory is blessed with abundant sunshine and constant winds that could form the basis for a green alternative.
Voters go to the polls in 2018. (Source file photo)

Open forum: Board of Elections Is Smoke and Mirrors

The current single board of elections has been operating devoid of bylaws rules of governance and other parameters which would legitimize this body politic.

Open forum: We Must Protect Our Environment and the Future of the V.I.

Dawn Henry gives a brief history of how the current environmental crisis was created in spite of the good intentions of the V.I. Government, the DPNR. She says that under the Trump Administration the scale was tipped in favor of big business over environmental regulations.
Emily and Otto Tranberg in 2008 at the Aldershville Center for Senior Citizens. (Source file photo)

Open Forum: Taking Care of Parents Is Rewarding

Glenn Webster writes that taking care of one’s parent when they are unable to take care of themselves is a gift, not a burden.

Open forum: Address the V.I. Education Curriculum Directly

Mary L. Moorhead advises the Legislature of which courses are significant for the proper development of future generations and for a sustainable Virgin Islands economy.

Open forum: Questions About the Cowgirl Bebop Floating Lounge Need Answers

Stephanie Chalana Brown brings up many issues that surround the decision to allow or not the Cowgirl Bebop Floating Lounge.

Open forum: The Confession

Winston Nugent has written a poem dedicated to all the young black men who died from gun violence.

Open forum: Bureau of Corrections Releases Statement on Payroll Issues

The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections responds to the payroll issues raised by correctional officers and other employees.

Open Forum: Problems in Paradise: USVI Not all Seashells and Sunsets.

Stephen DePaula Jr. writes: "We ignored the warning signs, the Trip Advisor reviews, and the facts. As a result, we were assaulted at gunpoint and robbed."

Open forum: Diversification is Key to the Virgin Islands Economy

The St. Thomas and St. John Chamber of Commerce praises Governor Bryan and Delegate to Congress Plaskett for leading the Virgin Islands through the present pandemic. It agrees with the governor must now look to diversification of the V.I. economy.

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