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How to Respond to the Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands

Dr. Kim Waddell, the director of the Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Planning Project at the University of the Virgin Islands, shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 national emergency.

When the World Stood Still

Moleto A. Smith Jr. tells the story of a “child villain,” the “hero class” fighting against him and a chance to be “better versions of ourselves.”

Concerns About the Economy After COVID-19

Angel Luis Bolques Jr. advises the government of the Virgin Islands to prepare for the post-pandemic economy. He said, “There are a million questions that need to be answered ...”

Envisioning a New Caneel Bay

Andrew Rutnik shares ideas on what Caneel Bay could become if people unite and lobby for a better future.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw questions witnesses during Thursday’s Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee hearing. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert for the V.I. Legislature)

Open forum: Implement Shelter in Place Now!

Sen. Janelle Sarauw strongly urges the governor to implement shelter in place to help protect Virgin Islanders and to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Open forum: Bellevue Tenants Credit Sen. Marvin Blyden

The Bellevue Tenants Association had made a deal with the owner, Reliance Funding, to buy their apartments after 15 years at a lower than market value insider’s price. It was last week that, with help from Sen. Marvin Blyden, AIG agreed to the tenants’ rights to home ownership.

USVI Needs More Sustainable Revenue Streams

Wayne L. Sprauve Esq. takes a shot across the bow of single industry tourism economies which he calls "the looming pitfall," and the need to diversify the U.S. Virgin Islands economy.

President of CHTA Gives International Women’s Day Message

Patricia Affonso-Dass, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), makes some points on International Women’s Day.
Participants in the 2017 8 Tuff Miles near finish line (Gary Metz photo)

Open forum: 8 Tuff Is More Than a Race

Kathleen Vargo has learned that being part of an event such as the 8 Tuff Miles road race brings out the best in tourists and residents.

Open forum: Slave Trade Voyages to the Great Unknown

Moleto Smith shares his thoughts on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and “The Door of No Return.”

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