March 24, 2017 12:16 am Last modified: 12:06 am

Commentary

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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Reader Asks Elected Officials to Consider Colonial Aspects of Transfer

Tarik McMillan asks the delegate to Congress, governor, lieutenant governor and senators to rethink the commemoration of Transfer Day which she calls “an event so closely tied to colonialism.”
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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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Conversations Are Needed to Reform Education

Mary Moorhead congratulates the new V.I. Board of Education and hopes it will lead future discussions about much needed education reform.
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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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Analysis: Mapp Accentuates the Positive in SOTA Address

While Gov. Kenneth Mapp rightly pointed to genuine good news in his State of the Territory address Monday, he also glossed over some very dark clouds that are currently raining on the territory.
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