On Sept. 8, The Daily News questioned the Bryan Administration’s reluctance to require visitors to the territory to be vaccinated. Government House spokesman Richard Motta responded by stating “it is a challenge being able to validate vaccination records for vaccines administered outside of …

Sen. Milton Potter, chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethical Conduct, claimed in a press release earlier this week that “Rules of the 34th Legislature” prohibit him and his colleagues from conducting a transparent investigation of Sen. Marvin Blyden’s admission that he violated a COVID-19…

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. is expected to announce the lifting of more of his COVID restrictions on Monday. While this is welcome news for V.I. businesses that have managed to keep their doors open, it’s way too late for the many forced to shut down permanently.

For the soon to come conclusion of a hurricane season with no tropical storm disasters. We suffered terribly from the catastrophic storms in 2017, as we did from similar devastations in 1995 and 1989 and in earlier years. Our losses taught us that in this place, from June 1 through November …

Thank you, all first responders, servicemen and service women who sacrifice self for the people.

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Virgin Islands public has a few suggestions for our elected officials who are planning government festivities. And, without trying to sound like Ebenezer Scrooge, we hope the ghosts of Christmas past will not appear in the present.

Two days ago, the V. I. Economic Development Commission (EDC) approved a retroactive extension of the suspension of tax benefits for CBI Acquisitions, the operator of Caneel Bay Resort whose occupancy expires on Sept. 30, 2023.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Census population and housing unit counts for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The data indicates a sharp decline in population from the 2010 Census — from 106,405 to 87,146, a drop of 18.1%.

In mid-November, a little noticed virtual meeting took place. It considered in the round the security threats that the Caribbean will face in future. It pointed not just to the obvious in the form of the enemy within — those involved in criminality, organized crime, and corruption — but cons…

Withholding Sen. Marvin Blyden’s response to the Legislature’s Ethics Committee is unfair and disrespectful to Senator Blyden and to the public.

Last week, The Daily News published a story highlighting V.I. Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt’s latest report exposing 15 government employees who have cost GERS millions of dollars by receiving both government pensions and government salaries in violation of V.I. law. These “double …

It is no exaggeration to say that education has made the Caribbean what it is today. From rebellion, through emancipation, to the creation of unions and political parties, in revolution and the thirst for independence, education has been the common stream that enabled the flood of change.

Government House Communications Director Richard Motta on Monday put off questions on the fate of Senate Majority Leader Marvin Blyden, who was charged in connection with willfully exposing the public to COVID-19 by V.I. Attorney General Denise George.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has repeatedly said it’s his job to keep residents safe from the ravages of COVID-19, going as far as mandating the use of plastic utensils at restaurants and restricting beach access on weekends and holidays.

For most of us, the long Labor Day holiday weekend is a last-ditch celebration — a short vacation, a backyard barbecue or beach party — with summer in the rear-view mirror.

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