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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Open forum

What Happens Afterwards?

Vince Danet asks that we be proactive and truly think about what comes after the pandemic subsides.

Retiree Makes Multipurpose Stimulus Business Proposal

Ivan Butcher II has a plan to use stimulus money to grow small businesses in the Virgin Islands.

Letter: President’s Declaration of COVID-19 Pandemic as Major Disaster for U.S. Virgin Islands Has...

On April 2, 2020, President Donald J. Trump, in Declaration Number FEMA-4513-DR, issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin...

How to Respond to the Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands

Dr. Kim Waddell, the director of the Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Planning Project at the University of the Virgin Islands, shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 national emergency.

When the World Stood Still

Moleto A. Smith Jr. tells the story of a “child villain,” the “hero class” fighting against him and a chance to be “better versions of ourselves.”

Concerns About the Economy After COVID-19

Angel Luis Bolques Jr. advises the government of the Virgin Islands to prepare for the post-pandemic economy. He said, “There are a million questions that need to be answered ...”

Envisioning a New Caneel Bay

Andrew Rutnik shares ideas on what Caneel Bay could become if people unite and lobby for a better future.
Sen. Janelle Sarauw questions witnesses during Thursday’s Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee hearing. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert for the V.I. Legislature)

Open forum: Implement Shelter in Place Now!

Sen. Janelle Sarauw strongly urges the governor to implement shelter in place to help protect Virgin Islanders and to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Open forum: Bellevue Tenants Credit Sen. Marvin Blyden

The Bellevue Tenants Association had made a deal with the owner, Reliance Funding, to buy their apartments after 15 years at a lower than market value insider’s price. It was last week that, with help from Sen. Marvin Blyden, AIG agreed to the tenants’ rights to home ownership.

USVI Needs More Sustainable Revenue Streams

Wayne L. Sprauve Esq. takes a shot across the bow of single industry tourism economies which he calls "the looming pitfall," and the need to diversify the U.S. Virgin Islands economy.

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