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June Archibald Has Died

June Archibald, one of the island's most well-loved communicators and activists, died Monday morning at her home, leaving the community bereft.

Disability Rights Center Says JFL Making ‘Significant Progress’

After meeting with Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital executives recently, disability rights advocates said they were "very pleased" with "significant progress" in mental health care at the St. Croix hospital.

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.

Source Manager’s Journal: What’s the Matter With….?

If you wrote a book titled What’s the Matter With the Virgin Islands?, Chapter One could be “All Benefits are Divisible.”

EPA Announces V.I. Environmental Champion Awards

As it does every year in conjunction with Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the winners of its Environmental Champion Awards. Until this year, they were called the Environmental Quality Awards.

Cuban Diary: Fountain Valley Killer LaBeet Alive and Well in Cuba

Ishmael Ali LaBeet, one of five men convicted of murder in St. Croix's 1972 "Fountain Valley Massacre," has made a home for himself in the Holguin Province of Cuba – north of Guantanamo on far the northeast side of the 700-mile country.

Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

The Bookworm: One (Steamy) Night

It was only supposed to be a one-night stand. But she wasn’t being entirely truthful with him. And he definitely wasn’t telling her everything, either… Let’s start here: “One Night” is steamy. But it’s not only that.

Why We Need a Truly Independent Office of the Virgin Islands Inspector General

Steven van Beverhoudt, the Virgin Islands inspector general for more than 26 years, submits his opinion of the independence of the agency and his support of a bill submitted by Sen. Clifford Graham.

Senate Considering Increasing Tobacco Tax

The V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase by 10 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue for the cash-strapped government, if a bill sent out of committee Tuesday is enacted into law.

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