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Commentary

To Save the Reefs, Deal With the Sewage

George Johansen warns that actually saving the reefs requires that governments in the BVI and USVI deal with the raw sewage problem.

GRUFF Questions Relationship Between GERS and WICO

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) makes it clear that it does not favor or support the sale of GERS-owned property in Havensight Mall or Port of Sale. GRUFF also wants the Senate to change the relationship between GERS and WICO.

Let Undocumented Aliens Have Drivers’ Licenses

Former delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen gives her personal opinion on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to get drivers’ licenses in the Virgin Islands.

The Bookworm: ‘Welcome to My Breakdown’

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.

Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

He Makes the Case for Medical Marijuana

Dr. Manuel A. da Motta wants the public and the branches of Virgin Islands government to know the facts about marijuana, especially its medicinal uses.

The Legislature Needs to Act

Mary L. Moorhead thinks the Legislature should immediately take up their responsiblity of denying or consenting to Gov. Mapp’s nominations for commissioners.

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Commitment is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in.

Graduating College With the Blues

Markida Scotland says there is a seldom discussed form of depression associated with graduating seniors. Some students suddenly feel they are not ready to leave college.

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth.

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