Hours prior to V.I. senators — sitting as a Committee of the Whole — hearing conflicting details relative to a nearly $1 million contract that would have benefited a startup company co-founded by his eldest daughter, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. requested another 60-day extension to the current Sta…

As I mentioned in my last article about COVID-19, my perspective in fighting this disease is from a holistic approach, which means the healing of the human body physically, mentally and spiritually. Thus, the diet of the human family is an important factor to fight off any virus or disease t…

Whether it chooses to take sides or not, the Caribbean is about to find itself swept up into the now almost inevitable superpower confrontation between the United States and China.

This week my home state marks the passing of a hometown legend and national hero. Hero and legend are words that get thrown around a lot, but are the words that most apply to the legacy and the man, Congressman John Lewis.

This is an election year, so we can expect a fresh round of China-bashing. American politicians love to use China as a punching bag; it never stops, really, but the trend accelerates when candidates are running for office.

A week ago, the government of The Bahamas took an unprecedented decision. It decided to ban the entry of visitors from what is by far and away its major tourism market, the United States. The reason, Prime Minster Hubert Minnis said, was because of a spike in imported cases of COVID-19 follo…

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As a person of color, I feel embarrassed and ashamed that I did not know what the term Juneteenth meant. I did not know the significance or meaning of it. I must thank President Donald Trump for providing this awakening — the postponement of his Tulsa rally — for the motivation to research t…

It’s mid-spring and hotel rooms are usually filled with well-heeled travelers, and downtown Charlotte Amalie is heaving with visitors strolling the alleyways and cobblestone sidewalks looking for a bargain.

As the United Kingdom confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country’s longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the British Virgin Islands are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.

They say you can never fully appreciate a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. I never met the late Conrad Francois II, known to his friends as Ricky. But as the director of today’s Virgin Islands Housing Authority, I have walked a mile or few in Mr. Francois’ footsteps, and I think …

On July 4, the opposition Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM) swept to power in the Dominican Republic, handing Luis Abinader the presidency and control of both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. In winning he ended the Partido Liberacion Dominicana’s (PLD) 16 years in power.

A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the U.S. preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are moving to fill the vacuum, and quickly.”

Last month a bill was introduced into the U.S. Senate by three Republican senators. In part, it proposes that nations contracting with Cuba to receive medical support be designated as engaged in “human trafficking.”

Years ago, after purchasing a major brand refrigerator in the Virgin Islands, I found myself in a situation well known to others. When the appliance needed warranty repair, a serviceman had to be flown over from Puerto Rico. No authorized serviceman was commissioned on the V.I.

Today, Virgin Islanders celebrate the 172nd anniversary of the emancipation of the enslaved peoples of the Danish West Indies. Around the world, people are now calling for equal treatment of the descendants of the enslaved Africans. Our history is full of brave men and women who fought again…

Later this year we will know whether President Donald Trump has won a second term in office or if his fellow septuagenarian, Joe Biden, has ended the most disruptive U.S. presidency in living memory.

Editor’s note: The following statement by Carvin Malone, deputy premier and Health minister, was presented on Friday, June 26, before the 4th House Assembly of the British Virgin Islands.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three consecutive editorials on the V.I. government’s financial crisis.

Three months into the global COVID-19 outbreak, the V.I. Health Department still does not have the ability to conduct mass testing for anyone who wants to be tested — high fever or not.

Bryan administration vs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Croix Chamber of Commerce, St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association and Virgin Islanders representing 40 restaurants and hotels territory-wide

Journalists are taught from Day One to use the code 5Ws and 1H. It stands for the key questions to ask when reporting big news: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

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