The shooting at Buck Island Reef National Monument that left one person injured was very unfortunate. The rise of crime in the Virgin Islands has now spread to smaller offshore islands from the major populated ones. Buck Island should not be a place for crimes, but a place of tranquility to …

When the economies of the Caribbean and Central America finally exit the pandemic, most will be in crisis. As a recent International Monetary Fund review of the Bahamas put it, recovery to pre-pandemic levels “will likely take years” and the “downside risks loom large.”

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In the 14-page “Official Campaign Platform” Albert Bryan Jr. printed, he identified not just the territory’s problems but also the specific changes he would make to solve them. It was so encouraging to voters who were weary of broken and misleading promises that they elected him.

Near the end of 2020, The Daily News invited you, the public, to evaluate Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s performance by filling out a Mid-Term Report Card using the standard grading range of A, B, C, D, F.

Near the end of 2020, The Daily News invited you, the public, to evaluate Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s performance by filling out a Mid-Term Report Card using the standard grading range of A, B, C, D, F.

We the people will gain tremendously by calling for bid proposals for the rebuilding of Caneel Bay. When we say to call for proposals, it is not only about money. It is about the transformation of this gem as a sustainable resilient eco-luxury resort that embodies the historical and cultural…

Being a black woman means existing in two spaces at once. Simultaneously too much and not enough. At the same time, you’re asked to do the heavy lifting, and you are being told you aren’t qualified for the job. While trying to do your best, you’re told your best won’t be good enough.

The Department of Human Services recently announced a 90-day extension in St Croix for renewal of the Senior Citizen Card due to lack of equipment necessary to complete this process. However, there is a nagging community question as to why the Senior Citizen Card has to be renewed in first place?

Every year around this time, my usual beach activity of snorkeling with my family becomes more thoughtful and profound. I guess it’s because that is the season in which we find ourselves. This is the time for reflection and preparation. So, while I float it’s hard not to get deep, so to speak.

With the COVID vaccine being dispersed worldwide, hope of new things to come for us all has become real. Few can disagree that 2020 was the hardest year of our lives. We still have a way to go, perhaps longer than we want to admit, but now we can actually begin to dream about getting back to…

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Please be sure to put the Virgin Islands in your GPS because the community really needs you to drop off some gifts. Several government officials, agencies and institutions may pout and issue boo hoo press releases about their gifts — but of course you always know who’s been “naughty” and who…

While it may not be the International Emmy Founders Award that his New York counterpart received last month, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. deserves recognition for his administration’s COVID-19 response.

Do you ever wonder if maybe your time has passed you by? Do you ever look back and wonder if maybe you spent too much time on dreams that weren’t yours? Have you ever looked around and thought maybe the window for your own plans has closed?

On the facing page is an editorial we published on November 16, nearly one month ago. In that editorial, we called upon our Delegate to Congress, Stacey Plaskett, and our Governor, Albert Bryan Jr., to publicly declare their support for “an open and transparent process” and their opposition …

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According to local news, the Government of the Virgin Islands has thus far spent some $16 million on Paul E. Joseph Stadium. Since the 2014 groundbreaking for the planned state-of-the-art sports complex on the outskirts of Frederiksted town, construction has had various setbacks. This time, …

Intensely national in character, environmental protest is on the rise across the Caribbean. From French Guiana, to Suriname, Guyana, Barbados, Antigua, Belize, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cayman, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, local groups and eco-friendly coalitions of interest are becomin…

When the history of this era is written, special attention should be reserved for the prominent US politicians who dismissed or misrepresented the COVID-19 pandemic for political purposes.

Lately, the public has seen a huge push to find funding sources for the almost defunct Government Employees’ Retirement System. Suggestions have ranged from imposing new taxes to diverting funds from other sources. With the end of this pension system now measured in a few dozen months, the r…

Another hurricane season ended yesterday, November 30, a date we greet every year with a deep sigh of relief. It’s not just because there’s little likelihood of hurricanes forming after November, it’s because we in the Virgin Islands know a thing or two about hurricanes:

This was the year when much of the Caribbean went to the polls. General elections were held in Anguilla, Belize, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Suriname and Trinidad. In each case the losers conceded rapidly and governments e…

Recently, Governor Bryan expressed puzzlement as to why the Virgin Islands public would object vehemently against a new proposed online shopping tax. He lamented over the fact that our community has evolved into a “granny” in need of repair as it has aged badly. To improve, we need to produc…

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