May 26, 2017 12:55 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

Op-ed

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share your belongings, your time, and yourself.
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Commissioner Collens Clarifies a Financial Statement

Valdamier O. Collens takes issue with an editorial by former Gov. John P. de Jongh Jr. concerning $800 million in the Virgin Islands budget between Fiscal Years 2009 and 2014.
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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected.
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Former Governor Responds to Comments on Current V.I. Finances

Former Gov. John de Jongh Jr. writes "in response to certain recently published comments having to do with the financial challenges facing our government and our community."
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Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends.
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V.I. Agog at Protester Waving Lynched Baby Doll

For a white person to wave around a sign saying "V.I. Future" with a lynched baby tied to the sign handle was not a good idea.
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V.I. Businesses Oppose Revenue Enhancements

It is with deep disappointment that we note that the governor’s response to businesses' requests was to issue a press release attributing inaccurate facts to the private sector inflaming the politics of economic division in a misguided attempt to pit sectors of our community against e
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Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love. Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.
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Virtue of the Week: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don't just accept things the way they are. You make a difference.
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Spend, Borrow and Tax; Spend, Borrow and Tax

The following is a letter by the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce to its members concerning taxes and an anti-business attitude by the Legislature.
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