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Monday, November 19, 2018
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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.

Open forum: Community Foundation of V.I. Declares ‘We Lifted Each Other Up’

The president and the chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) give an overview of what the organization has been doing and will continue to do since the territory was hit by two hurricanes in 2017.

Open forum: VIBE Commemorates Birthdate of Arthur A. Richards

The Virgin Islands Board of Education reminds the public that Arthur A. Richards, for whom a junior high school on St. Croix was named, is an icon in education.

Op-ed: Irmaversary Reflections

Hillary Bonner recalls what the residents have been through on this first anniversary of Hurricane Irma. She is proud of being a part of the rebuilding and rebirth of St. John.

Taxi Drivers Oppose Bill Requiring Acceptance of Credit/Debit Cards

Kelvin Dennie opposes pending legislation sponsored by Sen. Kurt Vialet that will affect taxi operators negatively.

Open forum: We Need to Keep the Love in the Love City Community Network

Jay Swartley has written a letter to AT&T asking it to bring back Internet to the more remote areas of St. John. He doesn’t expect Viya to bring back phone service for months. He says that only Love City Community Network is working to get things back to normal outside of Cruz Bay.

Open forum – Tourism: From the Inside-Out

Ivan Butcher II says that a way out of the Virgin Islands’ current economic problems is to “do it for ourselves” by supporting Air B&B tourism, working on infrastructure, and changing the way the territory attracts tourists.

Op-ed: SBA Disaster Lending Is Not the Disaster Assistance Expected

Justin Moorhead tells the story about his working through the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance, which he sees as slow moving, uncoordinated and often opaque.

Open forum: A Man From the West Indies Who Won the Nobel Prize

Winston Nugent gives a brief biography of William Arthur Lewis, the only black man to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Open forum: A Nobel Laureate Dies at 85

Winston Nugent gives his opinion of the recently deceased Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, a native of Trinidad, whom he calls a great but controversial writer.

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