Biko McMillan

  • Since returning from college, I’ve been paying attention to how casually homophobia has integrated into our lexicon. Much of it is hidden under the guise of religion, but it becomes clear very quickly that those quoting the Bible aren’t consistent in their adherence to the Word. At the first sign of any deviance from we understand to be…[Read more]

  • The more I think about this, the more I realize how drastically different our lives would be if we actually had a system of accountability. If everyone was held responsible for their actions in government, I can only imagine what our communities would look like. If everyone was aware of the job descriptions of all public officials, we could create…[Read more]

  • An account deposit slip is so 10 years ago. When I see the way the systems we use daily operate, I ask myself what year it is. On the mainland, when making a cash deposit, all one must do is swipe their card at the window and hand the teller the cash. The interface for the mobile apps are seem very out of date. One need not look very far to find…[Read more]

  • I may not be able to speak on the economic aspects of this, but maybe I can speak on others. I’m fairly certain that most people in the Virgin Islands would not see an issue with legalizing marijuana. What many of us might see as an issue is prioritizing the legalization of marijuana over almost literally anything else. As for the angle that this…[Read more]

  • When thinking about how Virgin Islanders interact, I think in two different ways. The first is intra-island interaction. Admittedly, I do not know very much about St. Thomas. On St. Croix, however, among my generation, there seems to be a bit of a divide even just between the two sides of the island. Inter-island, there’s a divide among the two…[Read more]

  • This is a fascinating idea. So many of our students never get the chance to leave the territory to explore the world. I think that if we at least virtually allowed our students to explore new sights, it could bring deeper and broader perspectives to our dots on the map. The challenge, of course, is finding a sponsor because I couldn’t see the Dept…[Read more]

  • There needs to be a conversation about regulation within the USVI government. Questions need to be asked about oversight and conflicts of interest. A common problem, though, is that these questions will not be asked, because of a lack of oversight and regulation. It is an oft unwritten rule that one must exercise tremendous caution with whom they…[Read more]

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