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Letter to the Editor: Slapping and Humiliation Damage Children

Barbara Birt offers an alternative vision of what teaching and working with children can be in contrast to Virgin Islands schools where corporal punishment is legal.
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Open forum: It is Time to Amend the Revised Organic Act

Verdel L. Petersen advises Virgin Islanders that a referendum will be on the ballot Election Day. It will be a vote on whether to have a 6th Constitutional Convention or not. Perhaps it makes more sense to amend the Revised Organic Act of 1954
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The Territory’s Financial Instability Requires a Comprehensive Plan

Kent E. Bernier Sr. reviews the tasks that lie ahead for the Virgin Islands Government to find a way to navigate the fiscal emergency the territory is in, including the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation and the pandemic

Letter to the Editor: GRUFF Objects to Bill No. 33-0363

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) writes an open letter to the Senate about significant concerns regarding Bill No. 33-0363, the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation and other matters.

The View From Europe

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well-directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.

Letter to the Editor: A People’s Person on Patriot Day

Dr. Cora L.E. Christian recollects her two encounters with Joe Biden and ties them in with AARP and 9/11.

Friends of the V.I. National Park Write Interior About Caneel Bay Lease

The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park has asked the Source to share the following letter sent to U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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.

Letter to the Editor: Black and Brown Faces in White Coats: The Problem of...

Rodney W. Santiago-Kidd prescribes many antidotes to systemic racism within the health care system in the Virgin Islands. He says that the medical community needs to pursue racial justice by mobilizing itself and adopting alternative methods of dealing with Black and Latino populations.

STX Foundation Joins 450 U.S. Philanthropies in Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut Census Short

On Aug. 5, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development joined approximately 450 philanthropic organizations in an unprecedented letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau calling for a retraction of cutting the census short. A full press release facilitated by Gary Bass of the Bauman Foundation is as follows.

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