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.

A few days ago, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, delivered a speech marking the anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar. In it he argued that the time has come for “a new coexistence among all the countries of the Americas” as “the model imposed more than two centuries…

We know that your patience is running thin, but we encourage you to hold on as we all continue to fight this awful coronavirus disease. Let the vaccine work, and put your trust in Almighty God. He will see us through. God never gives us more than we can bear.

Editor’s note: The following poem is titled “An Apology to Haiti,” whose president, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated on July 7, at his home. First lady Martine Moise, who was critically injured in the incident, was subsequently flown to a Miami hospital for further treatment.

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