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Open forum: Sen. Jackson Remembers Prolific Historian Arnold Highfield

"The prolific author, historian and professor passed away last weekend, leaving behind treasured translations of some of the earliest records of life in the territory under Danish rule."
WAPA offices on St. Croix

Open forum: WAPA, Where Do We Go From Here?

Filippo Cassinelli says the single most important question that must be answered in the upcoming senate hearings on October 1 is this: Is WAPA beyond the point of solvency on its current trajectory?

Gun Owners Are Law Abiding Citizens

Vince Danet argues, among other things, that government is penalizing everyone who owns guns; guns are not the problem, evil is; and there is too much paper work involved in getting a gun permit.

Open forum: Two Years Ago, We Were Just Like The Bahamas

Moleto A. Smith Jr. of the Virgin Islands recalls hurricanes of the past and their tragic aftermaths. He says the longest recovery is what must occur within the mind, emotion and spirit.

Open forum: Firefighter Gives Thanks

Firefighter Rhydel Robinson thanks the many people who have helped him get through a difficult time that was caused by gun violence.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett accepts the Distinguished Chairwoman’s Outstanding Legislator Award from the CBC Health Braintrust.

Open Forum: $1 Million Federal Grant to Help V.I. Mothers, Infants

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announces $ 1,000,000 federal grant for maternal, infant and early childhood program.

Open forum: A Letter to the Territory’s Mental Health Justice System

Abigail Cyntje writes an open letter to the U.S. Virgin Islands Mental Health Justice System. She presents the goals of Mental Health America, an organization committed to the principles of human and civil rights inherent to the concept of equal justice under the law: https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

Plaskett Announces $1 Million Grant for Coastal Zone Management in Territory

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI) released the following statement regarding a $1,000,000 grant awarded through the National Coastal Zone Management Program to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Open forum: Teachers Left Out of Loop on Infrastructure Changes

St. Thomas-St. John Teachers Union questions the V.I. Department of Education’s process for addressing infrastructure problems that have kept staff and parents in the dark.

Open forum: “When Sula Sang” for Toni Morrison

Writer Winston Nugent pays tribute to Toni Morrison, winner of the Pulitzer and Noble Prizes, with a poem from his upcoming book.

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