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Op-Ed | The Emergent State of Our Territory's Schools

Staff Consortium | April 25, 2022

I recently toured Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School on April 11 with Gov. Albert Bryan and his staff and heard one of the staff members comment, “I went to this school, you know?” The staffer smiled about his glory days instead of commenting on the school’s poor conditions such as the age, the playground or the fact that it looked like it did when he was a student. When I first walked into the school right after I was elected president of Local 1825, I wondered how that school was still functioning. Located in Savan, Tuitt Elementary is the smallest school in the St. Thomas-St. John District. Many of the 225 students who attend speak English as a second language as they are from either the Dominican Republic or Haiti. However, Principal Thelcia Bedminster and her teachers and staff are doing an excellent job of making students feel loved. She…

Letter to the Editor: Virgin Islanders Are Not Immune…

Staff Consortium | April 06, 2022

We are not immune to this increasing threat to public safety, our youth, and the general public. Dear…

Op-Ed: New V.I. Constitution is Step Towards Greater…

Staff Consortium | April 06, 2022

As Project Director of an Interior Grant devoted towards capacity building to increase constitutional…

Dear Editor, Confusion Over Carnival Was Created by…

Staff Consortium | March 13, 2022

Dear Editor:   Recently, there has been a great deal of public discussion regarding some confusion created…

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Op-Ed | Kings of the United States Virgin Islands

Staff Consortium | October 03, 2021

Editor's Note: This opinion piece was originally submitted to the VI Consortium in January 2015 by former federal prosecutor Paul Murphy, when the USVI witnessed Soraya Diase-Coffelt's swift resignati...

Be Self Aware to Self-Care: Tips to Care for Yourself

Staff Consortium | September 28, 2021

Commonly people go on with their daily routines and their lives without missing a beat. Getting ready for work, preparing kids for school, or caring for a loved one is like second nature. Often, they ...

What's the Value of a Child's Smile?

Staff Consortium | September 12, 2021

As Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Dental Association and a practicing Pediatric Dentist in the Territory for more than 20 years, I would like to take this opportunity to update my fellow Vir...

US-Taiwan Education Exchange Value Proposition

Staff Consortium | July 19, 2021

Sponsored Content By Anthony Weeks: In 2019 I lead a USVI Delegation to Taiwan to include University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park (UVI RT Park) Mr. Peter Chapman, CEO  of the U...

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