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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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It is Necessary to Educate the Public on Adopting a V.I. Constitution

The League of Women Voters USVI writes an open letter to VI Source journalist Don Buchanan about a recent article concerning a bill passed by the Legislature for a referendum question on the Revised Organic Act of 1954 to be placed on the ballot in November.

Why the GERS Will Ultimately Fail

Vince Danet explains in detail why the GERS pension plans are doomed, and he says “the negative societal ripple effects will be epic.”

#DearUSVI Town Hall to Address Gun Violence

Peter Bailey, CEO of NiteCap Media, will host a #DearUSVI virtual town hall on gun violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands with guests that will include leaders in the territory.

Are Some Villas Accepting Tourists?

Craig W. Barshinger fears that some are not following the precautions surrounding the coronavirus.

Op-ed: Advice on Coronavirus for Bryan Administration

Steve Hardee, a medical doctor, advises on ways to handle the ongoing COVID-19.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Legal Services VI Warns COVID-19 Fraud Is Increasing

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target older populations.

It Is Important to Stay Connected to Others During COVID-19

Troy de Chabert-Schuster, state director of AARP – VI, writes about the terrible toll that “social distancing” takes, especially on those who are older and live alone. He shares ways people can stay connected to combat the isolation.

A Golden Opportunity to Flatten Our Post-Pandemic Economic Curve

Moleto Smith Jr. recommends that the Virgin Islands begins a new economic expansion by opening up its marine industry to vessels that are looking for a port during the pandemic storm.

A Windfall of Opportunity in Chaotic Times

Justin Moorhead believes the community has the ability to set goals and follow through on developmental strategies that will ensure a better economic future after the pandemic.

Be Mindful and Be Still

Stephanie Emelia Barnes advises people to keep hope and faith alive in this time of crisis.





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