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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Open forum: Soldier Crab Housing

Ivan Butcher II writes about native Virgin Islanders not investing in houses and land while new residents are buying everything up.
Full shelves look down on empty aisles at the Turnbull Library, which is closed while the air conditioning system is repaired.

Open forum: We Should Be Ashamed…

Carol Lotz-Felix, a former president of The Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries, calls for support and involvement to make the libraries in the Virgin Islands take actions to improve a dire situation.

Open forum: St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Proposed WAPA Rate Increase

The St. Croix Chamber strongly opposes a rate increase by WAPA that promises to adversely affect local business. It believes the Government of the Virgin Islands must take the first step by taking care of the $43 million gap and alleviating the hardship on residents.

WAPA Is Run for the Benefit of the Few

Former senator-at-large Craig Barshinger reminds Virgin Islanders that they own WAPA. He shares some ideas on how to solve the electric power situation in the V.I.

Cruise Ship Mega Project Is a Mistake

Warren Stryker says the project to build ports for mega cruise ships in the Virgin Islands is a waste of money. Floating bonds to pay for such projects robs residents of money that needs to be spent on local issues such as garbage collection and retiree pensions.
A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Drip. Drip. Drip.

Glenn “Butcher” Brown warns that the blue tarps now being used for roofing in the Virgin Islands are not strong enough to keep out the rain.

Letter: Mary Moorhead Urges Gittens to Act on Senate Reorganization

Dear Senators of the 33rd Legislature, After the alleged reorganization of the 33rd Legislature this afternoon, Senator Gittens’ actions and statement left doubt and confusion...

PSC Commissioner Clendenin Gives Dissenting Opinion

The Public Services Commission (PSC) releases the following dissent from PSC Commissioner Johann Clendenin on Docket 676 - PSC Order No. 45-2019 of April 25, 2019; in the matter of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authorities Petition for Approval of the Temporary Hurricane Recovery Surcharge and Leased Generation Surcharge stating, in part:

My Half Centennial Perspective

As an Elder in his 70s, Ivan Butcher II gives advice to Virgin Islands youth and the community at large on creating a better future for all.

Open forum: Vote No for Reapportionment on March 30 If…

Gerard Emanuel gives many reasons to vote yes on the Reapportionment Initiative by telling people what the consequences are of voting no.

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