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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 benefits. His reason? Covid-19, of course. The commissioner told the Consortium's Ernice Gilbert on Tuesday, "I know firsthand what it is like to be unemployed and not know how the bills would be paid. I was fortunate however, to know that I would eat even if it was one meal a day." Yet Virgin Islanders stand in the hot sun outside the Labor department's offices, tired, broke and frustrated because they are not receiving answers when they call the phone, and employees can't attend to them because the commissioner has explicitly directed against it. In fact you could be written up for disregarding the directive, according to an employee of the department,…

Senators Criticize Bryan's Debt Refinancing Plan,…

The Editorial Board | September 29, 2020

Governor Albert Bryan burned a lot of political capital on the failed debt refinancing attempt. But…

Now is the Right Time for the USVI to Work With the…

The Editorial Board | September 29, 2020

Governor Albert Bryan's debt refinancing deal that he pitched to the bond market has turned up empty.…

Op-Ed: Three Years After Irma & Maria: Recovery Pushes…

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2020

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most challenging missions in FEMA’s 40-year history. In less…

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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 mourn one life –another is quickly taken. The recent murder in broad daylight of two young men ...

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 whose lives were taken, senselessly. The hundreds over the past 20 years.  Many so young,...

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 alternate solution for, or on something that I may not be well versed on. However, with what is ta...

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 o...

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