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A pile of used tires. Americans dispose of bout 290 million tires a year, almost one per person. (Image from rubbercycle.com)

Too Many Tires? Technology May Turn That into a Boon

There are two ways to look at the challenge of disposing of the huge numbers of waste tires recently discovered in Virgin Islands landfills.

Op-ed: Learning From the Lessons of the Past About Oil Refineries

Caroline A. Browne is concerned about the opening of an oil refinery on St. Croix and points to the lessons of the past as a guide for deciding about the present.

Op-ed: Vote Slow, Not No, on the Refinery Deal

Andrew C. Simpson gives his reasons the deal with Limetree Bay Refinery should be carefully discussed and thought out before the Legislature votes on it..

Op Ed: The Truth About the Summer’s End Group Marina

David Silverman argues against the Summer’s End Group’s plan to build a mega yacht marina in Coral Bay. He says that what Coral Bay does not need is large scale commercial exploitation for hotels, marinas or other projects that fundamentally change its character and natural qualities.

Open forum: A Citizen Shares Goals to Resurrect and Improve U.S.V.I.

Sean Connor Jr. gives a list of goals that he believes will help to improve the territory in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Opinion: Vote For Experts Not Friends

What a timely year for an election. Roughly a year since Irma & Maria hit, demonstrating how vulnerable our infrastructure is, we now have a chance to change the direction in which the U.S. Virgin Islands is going

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don't expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

Resident Congratulates All the 2018 Promoted and Graduates

Shirley M. Sadler tells the youth of the Virgin Islands how she admires them for their perseverance.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Call Trump’s Immigration Policy Inhumane

All of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate teams are united against the Trump Administration’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ immigration policy. They call the policy a sham.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Opinion: The American Experience Is Incomplete Without its Neighbor

In a month of polarized politics and the Trump administration’s assault on increasing diversity in this nation, Caribbean American Heritage month serves as perfect counterpoint example to support the doctrine of Americanism.

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STT-STJ AG FAIR -- on St. Thomas, connecting farmers and the fruits of their labors with the
public. Bordeaux Farms Pavillion provided the venue, although the traditional host, University of the Virgin Islands, is eager for a reunion.
The AG FAIR is an opportunity for shoppers to pick up meats and veggies for the Thanksgiving table. Chef Ashley Allen staged a turkey carving demonstration, followed by a turkey tasting.
An appreciative crowd formed an audience for a dance troupe and tips on composting, plus a contest to see who could quickly light a coalpot.
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