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In the Runoff Election, Consider Those Who Have No Choice

Rachel Pakenham asks that voters take into account the state of mental health care in the territory. “People continue to be in distress.”

Open forum: Attorney General’s Statement on His Injunction Filed to Stop Registration of Voters...

Attorney General Claude Earl Walker makes known his reasons for an action for declaratory and injunction relief in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands regarding the registration of new voters for the run-off election.

Open forum: Thoughts on the Shabbat Morning Massacre in Pittsburgh

The following is a message about the Shabbat Morning Massacre in Pittsburgh from the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, written just a few days after the tragedy.

Open forum: The Status of St. Thomas Dialysis Center — V.I. Strong

Rudel Chinnery Jr. gives an overview of the battle to restore the St. Thomas Dialysis Center, which includes a long history of the V.I. Port Authority’s determination to keep the center closed, leaving the island without dialysis capabilities.

Open forum: Remembering Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne

The children of Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne pay tribute to their late mother.

Open Forum: Food for Thought on Guns

Yahmeses Rhymer questions the Virgin Islands law that requires gun owners to be licensed.

More Time Is Needed for Early Voting on St. John

The League of Women Voters asks the Election System of the V.I. to approve a request by St. Johnians to expand the period of time for early voting.

Open forum: Chamber of Commerce Endorses GVI Loan for New Hotel on St. Thomas

Sebastiano Paiewonsky-Cassinelli, president of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, gives the Board of Directors’ reasoning behind its endorsement of the government’s loan to help build a new hotel at Yacht Haven Grande.

Open forum: Community Foundation of V.I. Declares ‘We Lifted Each Other Up’

The president and the chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) give an overview of what the organization has been doing and will continue to do since the territory was hit by two hurricanes in 2017.

Open forum: VIBE Commemorates Birthdate of Arthur A. Richards

The Virgin Islands Board of Education reminds the public that Arthur A. Richards, for whom a junior high school on St. Croix was named, is an icon in education.

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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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