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Opinion | GERS: Solutions for Consideration

Staff Consortium | May 29, 2020

It may appear to some in the community that like Nero, too many people are simply playing the proverbial fiddles while the GERS crashes and burns. Worse, pensioners are being asked, through no fault of their own, to bear the brunt of past mismanagement of the system or for market volatility  by suffering reduced benefits.  Drastic times call for radical ideas, my dear citizens.  To be fair, there have been the occasional suggestions on how to rectify the dire conditions facing the GERS, but most of these ideas have little if any chance for effecting significant change.  As there is the unlikelihood of a dramatic increase in the number of contributing members to the system, here are three ideas that some might consider radical enough to at least pull back on the reins of our frightening race toward pending collapse, none of which punish VI…

Dear Editor, I'm Unable to be With My Daughter For…

Staff Consortium | May 28, 2020

Dear Editor,  My name is Camila Rojas, I was raised on the island of St.Thomas and currently reside…

Opinion | Time to Move Beyond the Era of Face-to-Face…

Staff Consortium | May 25, 2020

In the book Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich puts forward some thought-provoking perspectives as to…

Letter to the Editor | Court Ruling's Impact on Horse…

Staff Consortium | May 11, 2020

April was a horrible month for horse racing fans in the territory, as the Sport of Kings suffered a…

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Opinion | A Windfall of Opportunity In Chaotic Times

Staff Consortium | April 07, 2020

Our community has endured withering experiences these past ten-plus years: the recession of 2008, hurricanes in 2017 and now the Covid epidemic.  These occurrences test our resilience.  Difficult ti...

Letter to the Editor | When the World Stood Still

Staff Consortium | April 03, 2020

Dear Editor, For the past two months, I feel like a cast member in a science fiction reality drama series called "When the World Stood Still". The star of this drama is a child villain, a man-chil...

Letter to the Editor | Coronavirus Greeting

Staff Consortium | March 17, 2020

Dear Editor, To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hong Kong has asked its citizens not to kiss their pets. Italians were asked not to greet each other with hugs and kisses. A German politician actually...

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