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Opinion | Conservation Society Demands Comprehensive Plans and Collection Fees From Waste Management…

Staff Consortium | November 05, 2021

After years of public exposure to health risks emanating from bin sites and land fills operating under judicial Consent Decrees, years of delays in protracted hearings before federal Courts, the V I Legislature and Public Service Commission, the Virgin Islands Conservation Society demands immediate action from the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority. On July 30, 2019 the Interim Director of Waste Management, Adrian Wade Taylor, in plain words advised the Senate Committee on Finance that the territory was at risk of a public health crisis: “The outcry from [WMA] is we don’t have the funding to take care of the situations,” Wade Taylor said. “We need help.” Recently on August 11, 2021 before that same Finance Committee the current Executive Director, Roger Merritt, testified that despite a $ 31.5 million dollar budget that: (1) the Authority…

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…

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…

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…

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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...

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 said "Yes". She proceeded to tell me that my father had a massive stroke which left him partially ...

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