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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.

Taxi Drivers Oppose Bill Requiring Acceptance of Credit/Debit Cards

Kelvin Dennie opposes pending legislation sponsored by Sen. Kurt Vialet that will affect taxi operators negatively.

Open forum: We Need to Keep the Love in the Love City Community Network

Jay Swartley has written a letter to AT&T asking it to bring back Internet to the more remote areas of St. John. He doesn’t expect Viya to bring back phone service for months. He says that only Love City Community Network is working to get things back to normal outside of Cruz Bay.

Open forum – Tourism: From the Inside-Out

Ivan Butcher II says that a way out of the Virgin Islands’ current economic problems is to “do it for ourselves” by supporting Air B&B tourism, working on infrastructure, and changing the way the territory attracts tourists.

Open forum: A Man From the West Indies Who Won the Nobel Prize

Winston Nugent gives a brief biography of William Arthur Lewis, the only black man to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Open forum: A Nobel Laureate Dies at 85

Winston Nugent gives his opinion of the recently deceased Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, a native of Trinidad, whom he calls a great but controversial writer.
The V.I. Taxi Association's lawsuit against the V.I. Port Authority centers on its franchise at the Cyril E. King Airport.

Open forum: Cyril E. King Airport Is an Eyesore

Filippo Cassinelli, a St. Thomas businessman and a member of the governor’s Ports of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Task Force, points out the many functional problems that need immediate attention at Cyril E. King Airport.

Open forum: Elections Supervisor Addresses Comments on Disqualifications of Nelson, Uhdwani

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes addresses Candidate Positive Nelson’s statements which appeared in the St. Croix Avis of Aug. 4.

Open forum: Politics of Change

Winston Nugent says he will be voting for the election of more women to public office. He shares a history of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman who accomplished many firsts as a politician.

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