It’s a normal human response. We appreciate when good comes to us, making our lives less stressful, and our experiences more comforting, to be smiled at. Usually, since none of us is an island unto himself, or herself, other people do touch our lives in profound ways. They lift our minds fro…

Recently, a suggestion was made from Government House that the Government Employees’ Retirement System consider reinstating loans to its members. With the GERS on the verge of collapse, this suggestion borders on the ridiculous.

It is Women’s History Month. In fact, we recently commemorated the International Day of Women. So, you would think we women would be super happy and totally feeling ourselves right now. And don’t get me wrong. We are. As with anything, however, there are many sides to a story.

From Russia to Singapore, nations around the world are considering providing citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with digital immunity certificates for domestic and international use. Their principal objective is to stimulate national economic recovery and a gradual return to …

Without doubt America’s global image has diminished in recent years. We once were preeminent as an international leader, but those days are no more. While the presidency of Donald Trump brought U.S. prestige to a low point, there are things we can do to restore our global leadership.

Pitchfork to Governor Albert Bryan Jr. who left the territory for a week for parts unknown and for reasons unknown. His PR posse sent out a press release saying only that he was “out of the territory” and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach would be the acting governor. The fact that the governor went s…

Since March 2020, cruise arrivals in the U.S. Virgin Islands plummeted with adverse economic consequences for the local economy. From January to November 2020, cruise arrivals totaled 440,398 whereas for the same period in 2019, arrivals were 1.433 million, a 69% fall off. The reason for the…

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.

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