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Caregiving in the Covid Era

Staff Consortium | March 31, 2021

Even in ordinary times, unpaid family caregivers in The Virgin Islands face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings, dressing, managing the finances and medical bills of their loved ones, transportation and more. Of course, these are no ordinary times. The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the lives of family caregivers, especially those with older loved ones who are most susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. It has added fear, anxiety, and isolation to an already stressful situation. Here in The Virgin Islands, routines have been upended as communities cope with this disease. The Governor of the Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan, Jr., issued a stay at home order, and many assisted living homes are still closed to visitors. Even as restrictions…

Dear Editor, as a Lifelong Charter Industry Professional,…

Staff Consortium | March 20, 2021

Dear Editor,  In regard to The Bebop floating lounge and restaurant’s projected plans, I am hoping to…

Dear Editor, Recognition is Due the V.I. Basketball…

Staff Consortium | March 11, 2021

Dear Editor, Allow me to express my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation,…

Letter to the Editor | You Only Have One Heart

Staff Consortium | February 27, 2021

Dear Editor, During my freshman year in college, my mother called and asked if I was sitting down. I…

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Op-Ed: Virgin Islanders, We Are at a Crossroads

Staff Consortium | November 29, 2020

Dear Editor, At a time when new national and local representatives are set to take office, the sobering reality is that we have critical issues to face as a Territory. Many of our pressing matters he...

Where is the Compassion for Struggling Virgin Islanders?

The Editorial Board | October 01, 2020

Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy won't allow employees to go outside to address burdened and struggling unemployed Virgin Islanders, some of whom for months haven't received a dime of unemployment benef...

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