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St. John from satellite. 'Everything looks simpler from 35,000 feet.' Frank Schneiger.

Opinion – Facing Reality: A Final Thought

The Virgin Islands faces a number of difficult, sometimes daunting, challenges. The series zeroed in on issues of climate change and its impacts, a changing economy, politics and governance, social conditions and education.

Open forum: Remembering Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne

The children of Dr. Marva Sprauve-Browne pay tribute to their late mother.

Op-ed: A New YHG Hotel Would Be an Investment in the Future

Pash Daswani, speaking for The India Association of the Virgin Islands, gives the reasons for the Legislature to vote for the $10 million government loan to the developer of a Yacht Haven Grande hotel.

Open Forum: Food for Thought on Guns

Yahmeses Rhymer questions the Virgin Islands law that requires gun owners to be licensed.

More Time Is Needed for Early Voting on St. John

The League of Women Voters asks the Election System of the V.I. to approve a request by St. Johnians to expand the period of time for early voting.

Open forum: Chamber of Commerce Endorses GVI Loan for New Hotel on St. Thomas

Sebastiano Paiewonsky-Cassinelli, president of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, gives the Board of Directors’ reasoning behind its endorsement of the government’s loan to help build a new hotel at Yacht Haven Grande.

Op-ed: Christensen Supports Veto of Certificate of Need Bill

Donna M. Christensen gives her reasons for supporting Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s veto of a bill about non-hospital care facilities that operate as stand-alone facilities.

Op-ed: Senate Should Okay Loan Request for New Hotel

Members of the Port of Charlotte Amalie Cruise Ship Task Force are asking the Senate to pass legislation to loan developers $10 million to help finance the building of a hotel by Yacht Haven Grande. They lay out their reasons for allowing the building of the first new hotel on St. Thomas in 30 years.

Op-Ed: Pie-in-the-Sky Giveaways Serve Politicians, Not the People *Updated*

As election day draws near, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has given out pay raises, promised free college tuition at the University of the Virgin Islands, championed "Christmas bonuses" to retirees about to lose their pensions and made wildly rosy promises about fixing GERS.
The St. Croix Educational Complex.

Op-Ed: Facing Reality – The Future of Public Education

Public education in the United States, especially in areas – urban and rural – with high levels of poverty is largely seen as being "broken." And, despite claims to the contrary, we have gotten accustomed to it.

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