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We Must Do Better!

Moleto A. Smith Jr. bemoans the hundreds of murdered Virgin Islanders who have been victims over the past two decades of senseless violence.

Black Lives Matter: Denmark’s Neglected Obligations to the Virgin Islands

Bernard Bierlich, Ph.D., a Danish anthropologist, believes that Danes should do more than apologize for the legacies of their past colonialism. He asks them to help improve the lives of Virgin Islanders in a real way.
Agriculture Commissioner Positive T.A. Nelson criticized abusive farming practices during Tuesday’s Finance Committee hearing. (V.I. Legislature Photo)

The Irony of Our Day — An Emancipation Message

The following is a poem about Emancipation Day written by Positive T.A. Nelson, who is the Commissioner of Agriculture of the United States Virgin Islands.

Something Needs to Change; This Is My Last Effort

Peach Montana is frustrated waiting for tax refunds that have not arrived for four years. A change in priorities by the politicians is needed.

Reasons Why Plastic Utensils Make No Sense

John Beagles finds the new regulation by the governor that makes plastic utensils mandatory to be illogical and environmentally damaging.

How Will the Cannabis Bill Affect the V.I. People and Economy?

The Crucian Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Inc. has opinions and questions about the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act, which will go before the Senate on June 12.

Redefining Our Tourism Product

Desiree M. Francis recommends ways for the Virgin Islands to make itself the most desirable destination in the Caribbean post COVID-19.

Open forum: Black Lives Matter in the V.I., U.S. Mainland and Around the World

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands speaks out about police brutality, systemic racism and historical injustice. The foundation is part of The Virtues Project™, a global grassroots initiative that stresses kindness, justice and integrity in more than 100 countries.
Bernadette Gonsalves

Charity Begins at Home

Along with the rest of the world we are appalled and outraged by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the ones sworn to protect and to serve. We stand in protest and we desire and seek justice.
A protester holds a sign calling for justice for George Floyd during a march in Miami. Protests have taken place in cities across the country and around the world since Floyd's death while in police custody. (Shutterstock image)

Excuse Me, but I’m Trying to Understand; A Question About Race

The U.S. has, once again, been rocked by a death of an African American man in police custody. Very recently, video emerged showing a white father and son in Georgia shooting an African American man for some reason.

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