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Open forum: All of Us Must Rally Together

D. Orlando Smith OBE, the premier of the British Virgin Islands, gives his final address to his fellow citizens.

Valentine’s Day Is National Donor Day

Ronald Moss of the Health Resources and Services Administration asks people to consider organ donation.

Open forum: The Voices of the People Were Heard; Action Was Taken

Ruby Simmonds Esannason thanks members of the 32nd Legislature, especially Sen. Dwayne M. DeGraff, and the former governor for passing a bill that includes a protocol for medical patients and others who need to be evacuated off-island.

Open Forum: Senator Jackson Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sen. Myron D. Jackson joins the world in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the fight for racial equality.
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.”

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