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When I say the name Harriet, who comes to mind? If you are like most black people in America, or even the world, really, you think of the General herself, Harriet Tubman, aka Araminta Ross. I wouldn’t blame you. She certainly left her mark on the history of this country.
Questions are asked on a daily basis in the Virgin Islands. Residents are the ones who have a vested interest in seeing how our agencies, elected officials, and government operations are progressing.
Having the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development appoint a federal financial monitor over the Virgin islands is bittersweet.
Politicians love to promise a better and brighter future. They tend to say little about the day-to-day experience their citizens have of the services they provide.
Editor’s Note: The following are famous quotes by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on love and hate, forgiveness, or that simply inspire. Where possible, the speech or book is noted.
You no doubt remember the old line attributed to Ben Franklin when he was asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had created: “A republic, if you can keep it!” Well, I’ve noticed an interesting thing in recent years: it’s got bi-partisan appeal.
One of the more fascinating things about food is how it tells the story of a people. We celebrate and grieve through food. We nourish and destroy with food. We express our spirituality and wage war through food. What and how we eat tells everything about us.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. had a lot to say in his two-hour long State of the Territory Speech on Tuesday. As is customary, he sought to make his speech inspirational, instructive and reassuring, but he diverged from tradition by not sidestepping around the harsh realities and challenges the terr…
Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of The Daily News’ editorial following Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s first State of the Territory address, published on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
For a government official to describe the death of a beautiful 4-year-old from torturous abuse as an “unfortunate incident” enrages me as a mother and grandmother.
Some people look at this time of the year as awards season. There are weeks of celebrities dressing up in millions of dollars of clothes and jewels and delivering tired, joking banter while giving themselves golden statues for being good at their jobs.
In the slow news period between Christmas and the new year, the Financial Times published a chart that graphically illustrated how the global trade in goods has changed since 2000.
It is tradition. We are not unique in this. Most island dwellers have some sort of New Year’s tradition that involves the beautiful waters that surround us. In our family, for at least the last four years, we have gone snorkeling on the first day of the calendar year.
If we were to stop and reflect on 2019 as it came to a close, we would most likely describe it as a varied year, which both highlighted the strengths in Caribbean tourism and its inherent weaknesses.
The beginning of a new year usually is seen as a time to make a fresh start, and many try to make it official with a list of resolutions. (Lose weight! Get fit! Be nicer!) Of course 2020 is not just a new year, it is also a new decade, meaning there’s lots to get done and no time to waste. S…
These are the New Year’s Resolutions suggested a year ago. The new V.I. Government administration was on its way in, and the old administration was moving on, early and rapidly in some cases, and change was in the air — and on billboards, in commercials, in advertisements everywhere. What be…
Bill No. 33-0019, which changes the school calendar, passed through the Senate but reaches too far and contains unnecessary restrictions that are not in students’ best interests. I wholeheartedly agree that earlier opening and closing dates for the school year are necessary to allow mainly o…
Habari gani? Kujichagulia! Today we honor that which we hold within us that gives us the strength to live our lives. Self-determination. Determining for ourselves who we are and how we express that in the world. It is not a principle to be taken lightly or selfishly. Like all of the seven pr…
Editor’s Note: Following is a statement issued by the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors regarding the Public Services Commission’s failure to approve the V.I. Water and Power Authority base rate increase along with the LEAC decrease.
This past week I’ve been looking for the spirit of the holiday season. Between watching the mad rush of shopping, and being caught in traffic, I was sure I had lost the feeling I had as a child.
During a recent class circle discussion the question was asked of my students: What are some of your family holiday traditions? It was a cute way to spend some time between scheduled activities. It was also a way to get the subject out in the open so they would spend less time talking about …