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Opinion: It's Time for an Ethics Commission in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Staff Consortium | July 25, 2020

Certainly feels like déjà vu all over again. Virgin Islanders awoke on Wednesday to read headlines detailing the awarding of a lucrative no-bid contract to a friend/ relative of the Governor.  People scratched their heads and asked what had happened to the change they had been promised and had voted for. Was it nepotism?  The facts are not yet fully known and therefore it may be too soon to label it as such. The League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands (LWV Vi) acknowledges that in a community as small as ours, it is understandable that administrators might find it necessary on occasion to appoint relatives/friends to high positions or award contracts to them.  However, we would assume that such appointments or awards had been made, as all others, on a competitive basis using specific metrics that demonstrate unequivocally that the talents…

A Call to Action to End Gun Violence

Staff Consortium | July 14, 2020

Blood is saturating our streets and bullet-ridden bodies are filling our cemeteries. And before we can…

Dear Editor, We Must Do Better

Staff Consortium | July 12, 2020

Dear Editor, Over the last few days, I couldn’t shake the thought of all the people in the Virgin Islands…

Dear Editor, I'm Sick and Tired of WAPA

Staff Consortium | July 01, 2020

Dear Editor, I have always made a practice to not publicly comment on things that I may not have an…

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It's Time to Allow the Media Back at Government House

The Editorial Board | April 28, 2020

On Monday, as a VI Consortium reporter was asking Governor Albert Bryan some important questions during Mr. Bryan's coronavirus press briefing, the phone cut off. It was not the first time this happen...

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...

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