April 26, 2017 9:14 pm Last modified: 9:05 pm

Op-ed

Virgin Islands Must Remain Vigilant, Steadfast Under Trump Presidency

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett warns of the possible consequences of the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency. She gives an historical overview of the Virgin Islands and offers ways Democrats can get through the next four years as they plan to deal with a Republ
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Virtue of the Week: Understanding

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others.
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Chris Finch Expresses Some Concerning Aspects about the President-Elect

This post is to get some things off my mind so I can move to a Thanksgiving mindset. Like I expect most of you reading this, I have been thinking constantly since the election.
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Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity, and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.
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Virtue of the Week: Thankfulness

Thankfulness is being grateful for what we have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. Appreciate the little things that happen around you and within you every day. Think positively. Thankfulness brings contentment.
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Virtue of the Week: Unity

Unity helps us work and live together peacefully. We feel connected with each other and all living things. We value the specialness of each person as a gift, not as a reason to fight or be scared.
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Virtue of the Week: Cooperation

Cooperation is working together and sharing the load. When we cooperate, we join with others to do things that cannot be done alone. We are willing to follow the rules which keep everyone safe and happy. Together we can accomplish great things.
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An Educator Opines on Home Schooling

Ivan Butcher gives his opinions on the pluses and minuses of home schooling.
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Plastic Bags Will Be a Thing of the Past

The Virgin Islands Conservation Society thanks Gov. Mapp and the 31st Legislature for recently passing the plastic bag regulation bill.
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Source Manager’s Journal: The Mental Health Crisis

There is a need for a "de-otherization" process, to embrace the notion that the affected groups are part of "our" community and deserving of our help and support, to reverse the erosion of empathy .
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