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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Letter to the Editor: GRUFF Objects to Bill No. 33-0363

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) writes an open letter to the Senate about significant concerns regarding Bill No. 33-0363, the Matching Fund Securitization Corporation and other matters.
Frank Schneiger

Frank Schneiger: A Useful Cliché: Thinking Outside the Box

Do Virgin Islanders really want to return to the “normal” that existed pre-Covid?

Op-Ed: An Essential Book

Paul Leary reviews "How to Hide An Empire" by Daniel Immerwahr, a professor of history at Northwestern University.

The View From Europe

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well-directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.

Letter to the Editor: A People’s Person on Patriot Day

Dr. Cora L.E. Christian recollects her two encounters with Joe Biden and ties them in with AARP and 9/11.

Op-Ed: Cockfighting Is Animal Cruelty, Not a Cultural Tradition

Wayne Pacelle points out that cockfighting is illegal everywhere in the United States; yet there are still many cockfighting enthusiasts who see the practice as a cultural right.
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Op-Ed: The V.I. Government Could Unlock $850M of Free Grants

Investment banker Conn Davis II explains why the Bryan-Roach administration’s plan to securitize the Virgin Islands Rum Cover Matching Funds is an “elegant solution.”

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Rethinking Labor in a Time of Upheaval

As I was working in my garden Sunday afternoon I suddenly realized that Labor Day is upon us. I remembered that I had offered my thoughts on last year's observance of the holiday with a certain amount of passion.

Op-Ed: Tech Tips and Education: Crawl Before We Zoom Into New School Year

DaraMonifah® Cooper gives an overview of the problems and possible solutions of beginning a new school year in the middle of a pandemic. She says “there are workable solutions to our current challenges waiting to be found.”

Op-Ed: Lew James, a St. Thomas Original

Lew James passed away recently after moving to Florida for health reasons. He was in his 80s and as combative as ever. His daughter was at his side. I wish I could have been there too.

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