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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.
Some of the 12 to 14 people of all ages who worked together to gather and dispose of trash along the beach in preparation for the upcoming Easter camping. 4-H Ambassadors and Dominicans in Action Committee Members made up the volunteers. (Linda Morland photo)

Op-Ed: 1,000 Cleanups Won’t Deter the Littering Population in the USVI

For three years, I’ve been amazed and inspired by the number of residents leading cleanups on St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and even the oft forgotten historic district of Hassel Island. I was extremely happy to see the Department of Tourism encouraging residents to assist in collecting trash throughout the territory.

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.

Commentary: Whatever Happened to the Caribbean Monk Seal, Last Seen in the 1950s?

Do you remember the Caribbean Monk Seal? Do you know what they are, or more accurately, what they were?

A Resolution to Honor Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr.

Sen. Javan E. James Sr. writes about a young Virgin Islander who was accomplishing a great deal in his life before he died on Memorial Day.
Not every abandoned car has been removed from the roads of the U.S. Virgin Islands, as this photo taken Wednesday morning attests. (sap photo)

Op-Ed: At Least One More Abandoned Vehicle Needs Attention

On Tuesday, Government House issued a statement touting the Abandoned Vehicle Task Force’s recent accomplishments in tagging and removing 200 vehicles ditched by their owners in various locations on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. But the job isn't done, yet.
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.

Analysis Part 4: Is it Possible Ridesharing Apps Are Not Viable in the USVI?

This is part four of a series looking into the severe failings of taxi service in the territory; how the wildly out-sized influence of the taxi lobby has brought us here, and what needs to happen.

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