November 20, 2017 11:31 am Last modified: 12:21 pm

Open forum

Return Mandahl Salt Pond to the People

The Friends of Mandahl protests the development of Mandahl Salt Pond and Lagoon and asks people to contact the governor-elect Mapp and senators, and tell them not to ratify the lease for this land.

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A Better Harbor Means a Better Economy

Rob Osmun, the general manager at Underwater Safaris, agrees with WICO about the need for the upcoming port development project.

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Is He a Republican in Disguise?

Ivan Butcher II questions the party affiliation of one of the candidates.

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We Must Not Lose Faith in Voting

Shirley M. Sadler urges everyone to vote in order “to grow and build the Virgin Islands to secure our future.”

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Vote As If Your Life Depends Upon It

Marvin L. Pickering considers next week’s election critical at a time when the Virgin Islands is dealing with a myriad of tough problems.

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CZM Did Engage the Public in Decision Making

David A. Bornn differs with an article that appeared in the VI Source about the Veterans Drive widening and the Charlotte Amalie Harbor landfill projects.

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Can a Woman Be Governor?

Verdel l. Petersen says it will be historic if the Virgin Islands elects a black woman to be governor in spite of the prejudice and chauvinism that still exists.

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Politically Appointed Paper Pushers Must Go

Ivan Butcher II hopes that the next governor will appoint people based upon their competency and diligence, not because of their political connections.

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Lame Ducks Can Be Dangerous

Leonard Smollett looks back at the history of lame duck legislatures and governors, and warns the public to keep an eye on what is happening in the government during these last few months before a new government is installed.

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Protect the Independence of the Attorney General

Ronald E. Russell Esq. wants a change in the Virgin Islands law so that an attorney general is protected from political pressures.

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