November 18, 2017 6:16 am Last modified: 12:21 pm

Open forum

Thanks for Cleaning Up

Jason Budsan of the Environmental Association St. Thomas-St. John (EAST) thanks the many who helped clean up the Nadir/Bovoni playground basketball court and area watershed.

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Mandahl Bay Was Given to the People

Summary: Charlie Davis warns of what will happen if more development is allowed to continue. It will kill “the goose that laid the golden egg.”

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So Many Have Helped Us

Linda Gabriel, president of the Mongoose Merchants Association, thanks all the many people who have helped St. John’s Mongoose Junction to get back on its feet after the recent fire.

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Give the Power to the People

Bob White argues that the attorney general of the Virgin Islands should be elected, not appointed by the governor.

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An Open Letter to Virgin Islanders and Film Lovers Everywhere

David Edgecombe is the executive producer of a new film by Ed LaBorde Jr. He is asking the public to help finish the film, “Timeless,” by donating money.

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Thanking Commissioner Darryl Smalls

Ruby Simmonds Esannason expresses her gratitude to Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls for his help in improving the Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery on St. Thomas over the last few years.

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There Is Still Some Hope

Bob White sees a chance that even though the Senate has killed the Hovensa deal, a crisis could still be averted.

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A School, Not Condos and a Marina

Robin Gallup asks why a church on St. John is choosing to close a school in order to help condo developers.

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Give the Refinery the Opportunity to Restart

Barry Guilbeau says that Atlantic Basin Refining (ABR) should be allowed to buy Hovensa, which will lead to the beginning of a recovery for St. Croix.

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It’s Time to Start All Over Again

Verdel L. Petersen gives an overview of the history of Hovensa’s relationship with the Virgin Islands and hopes a new company will do as much to help improve paradise.

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