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Albert Bryan: 'Education is where we really need to start.'

Open forum: Gov. Bryan Expresses Concern With Wave of Gun Violence Throughout Territory

On Tuesday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. expressed his grave concern with the recent occurrences of gun violence in the territory that resulted in the deaths and senseless injury of several Virgin Islanders over the last two weeks. He calls Virgin Islanders to action in taking back [the] community.

Open forum: Insights

Bob White presents an analysis of the economics of the U.S. Virgin Islands: past, present and future. He wonders where “generation now” will find work.

Open forum: January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

Debra Benjamin of the Women's Coalition of St. Croix says that victims of stalking and the justice system underestimate “its danger and urgency.”

Open forum: It’s Time to Change How We Interact With Each Other

Verdel L. Petersen of St. Croix asks that the division between St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John, which was evident during the recent runoff election, be faced. “We need to have an open dialogue about the perceived and actual disparities that exist.”
Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Open forum: Governor, Give Us a Good Last Meal

Bob White writes an open letter to Gov. Kenneth Mapp advising him on what he can still accomplish during his last month in office.

Open forum: 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.

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