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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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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.

We Need To Breathe

Winston Nugent's poem is in response to the news of an unarmed George Floyd being killed by a police officer during a stop for an alleged nonviolent offense, while a crowd of onlookers begged the officers to stop. Winston Nugent is a poet, short story writer and playwright, who lives on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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.

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