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The Abuse of ‘State of Emergency’ Leads to Interior’s Inspector General Faulting PFA

Soraya Coffelt, gubernatorial candidate, says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s repeated extensions of the State of Emergency further trample on Virgin Islands laws that require financial accountability and transparency to the people.

It’s Not a State of Emergency; V.I. Is in a State of Disarray

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been in a State of Emergency since Sept. 5. If it continues until April 3, as the governor has said it will, that will be seven months of being in an emergency state.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

V.I. Needs Ballot Initiative for Legislative Districts, Retiree Group Says

St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. has commenced with the necessary steps for an Initiative petition to bring responsibility and accountability to the investment we have made in the GERS.

Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don't like, and do things that give them happiness.

African Diaspora Youth Development Foundation Inc. Will Honor the Memory of Elise Vialet

The African Diaspora Youth Development Foundation’s 37th Annual Nab Eddie Bobo Lecture, Plaque and Photo Series will honor the memory of Ms. Elise Vialet from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 23.

At Least Puerto Rico Has a Plan; Why Not Us?

Governments in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I. seem to share “the same unrealistic expectation that federal disaster spending will significantly contribute towards eliminating the structural issues that plague economic growth and sound government financial operations. This is wishful thinking.”

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share...

Black History Month: Elites Use Racial Resentment to Divert Communities

With the clock running out on Black History Month 2018, here is a shot at putting the modern period into some kind of framework.

Black History Month, Part 4: Replacing the Comfortable Story

For most of the century after the Civil War, American history – especially as it pertained to race – was a comfortable lie about benevolent whites and grateful blacks.

Black History Month, Part 3: Competing Narratives

National Geographic sponsors a tour, "The Holy Land: Past and Present." The tour is explicitly political. After visiting a site, two guides, one Israeli...





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