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Op-Ed: Celebrate Women’s Day Every Day, ‘Love for my Sisters’

Little is known about the lives of women who live on the streets in the U.S. Virgin Islands. What do we really know about their lived experiences with psychological, physical, and sexual violence?
Dina Simon

Op-Ed: Prison Reform in the V.I. Part I: Confronting The Ugly Truth

In February, a video released by the American Civil Liberties Union of a violent July 2, 2018, attack of an inmate by a correction officer at the Alexander Farraley Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas went viral on various social media platforms and rightly drew the ire of the Virgin Islands community. The video alleged that 'this is not an isolated case of prisoner abuse at this jail.'

Op-ed: Capt. Teddy Seymour Was the First

Wallace Williams was part of history when the first black man sailed around the world solo, beginning and ending at St. Croix. He wants his friend, Capt. Teddy Seymour of St. Croix, to be recognized without question for his feat.

Open forum: Vote No for Reapportionment on March 30 If…

Gerard Emanuel gives many reasons to vote yes on the Reapportionment Initiative by telling people what the consequences are of voting no.

Op-ed: There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Khnuma Simmonds recommends seeing a film called “The Voiceless” as an opportunity for men in the V.I., parents of boys and youth mentors to start a conversation. It is a documentary about the stories of five men who were sexually violated and the challenges that they faced in naming the violation, seeking help and overcoming trauma.

Opinion: Vote No or Stay Home March 30 for Reapportionment

Early voting ends March 22 and on March 30 the territory will cast ballots to decide whether to approve a ballot initiative creating districts, electing more senators at large and bypassing the Legislature to rearrange how senator’s office funds work. The plan does nothing to address any of the problems its proponents say they want to fix.
Liz Morrison

Op-ed: Giving Children Room to Grow

Antilles Head of School Liz Morrison gives her insights on the recent college admission scandal, reflecting on parenting and the importance of letting children make their own mistakes.

To the Heart of the Matter

Ivan Butcher II asks “Imagine if we worked in the best interest of all of us?”

Op-Ed: We Must Protect the Least Among Us

Shaun Pennington comes upon a rare bird while jogging and it leads her to thoughts about the important connections between humankind and the creatures of the Earth.

Open forum: How Shall We Govern Ourselves?

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar gives four reasons why she will not be voting for the Reapportionment Initiative.

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