Pitchfork to the Luis Hospital administration for badly mishandling millions of dollars in contracts after the 2017 hurricanes and misspending millions in funds. The V.I. Inspector General’s recent audit specified “lack of oversight could lead to misappropriations of hospital funds.”

Pitchfork to the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue (IRB) for taking a five-day holiday at the peak of income tax collection time.

Every year, Christians from around the world gather for worship on Easter Sunday. Also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, Easter is the final day of a weeklong commemoration of the story of Jesus’ final days in the city of Jerusalem leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection.

The Government Employees’ Retirement System is on the verge of making a new move that bears tell-tale signs of becoming another in GERS’ long line of losing ventures.

An invisible — yet knife-edge sharp — pitchfork to the GERS Board of Trustees for conducting an invisible meeting to make an invisible deal to get invisible revenue from leasing a piece of the Government Employees Retirement System’s Havensight land for a hotel.

Star-studded Halo to Aliyah Boston of St. Thomas: Her stunning athletic performance Sunday night led her University of South Carolina team to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and as a result she won the coveted NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player award.

Editor’s Note: The following are the Executive Summary and letter, addressed to then GERS Board Chairman Nellon Bowry, that the V.I. Inspector General sent to GERS in 2021 after his audit of GERS ill-fated loan to a private business to build a supermarket on the St. Thomas west end. The Dail…

I was in first grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the month of Ramadan for the first time, and being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year. I have so many countless…

Some say that acknowledging this date, much less making it a holiday, dishonors the enslaved ancestors who were brought here to toil, against their will, to enrich a colonial power, which later gained even more wealth when it sold these islands.

Halo to WAPA for recognizing that it needs to get an expert to come in and fix the big mess it has made. Like watching those popular DYI home improvement shows on TV and believing that you can tile your bathroom all by yourself, the V.I. Water and Power Authority usually has tried the do-it-…

President Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a “new world order.” In the middle of the COVID global pandemic, Klaus Schwab and global elites likewise announced a “great reset.”

CARICOM heads meeting in Belize could not have been clearer about the “perfect storm” that is about to strike the Caribbean.

It was such a surprise to find a vintage-looking photograph of Luz Luis and my mother Graciela Millin, who served together as first and second ladies of the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1978 through 1982. It made me think about the normalcy of relationships among persons perceived as influential…

Halo to Celine Otto of St. Thomas, co-owner of Shen Dragon Karate Dojo, for her induction into the Ultimate Warriors Hall of Fame, placing her among the world’s martial arts elite. The honor is a rare feat in a male dominated sport, and it comes, appropriately, in Women’s History Month.

One — Reassuring an enemy what one will not do ensures that the enemy will do just that and more. Unpredictability and occasional enigmatic silence bolster deterrence. But President Joe Biden’s predictable reassurance to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he will show restraint means Puti…

At one time, the U.S. and NATO countries all seem to believe that sanctions would work to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine. They were mistaken.

March is Virgin Islands History Month, and credit is due to former Senate President Shawn Michael Malone, who had the foresight to propose legislation, now Act No. 6802, proclaiming the month of March as “Virgin Islands History Month.”

An umpteenth pitchfork to Gary Engle and his company, CBI, the current leaseholder on Caneel Bay resort. In addition to all the other richly deserved pokes they’ve received — for their disrespectful attitude and treatment of St. John, of employees and of the Virgin Islands National Park — th…

On Feb. 24, the Russian military invaded Ukraine. The United States and NATO partners responded with condemnations and sanctions. This consisted of limits on technology export; scrapping of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that would have connected Russia and Germany; barring financial transaction…

In June the Summit of the Americas will take place in Los Angeles. By then the world will likely be a very different place. Sharper lines will have been drawn between the U.S., its allies and Russia, as well as with Washington’s main strategic adversary, China.

Senators of the 34th Legislature may have found a workable solution to a GERS and V.I. Personnel Division long-festering, money draining problem: “Double dipping” by government employees who retire but go right back to their old jobs and paychecks while also collecting their GERS pension che…

This week’s Senate session to approve the Government Employees’ Retirement System rescue plan represented something rare in Virgin Islands politics — true cooperation and collaboration between political rivals and between the executive and legislative branches of the V.I. government.

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