May 25, 2017 3:49 am Last modified: 12:58 am

Commentary

VI Killing the Golden Goose

Filippo Cassinelli addresses the valid concerns that were raised by others to his first editorial about cruise ship tourism in the Virgin Islands. (This is Op-ed No. 2 in a series of five)
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The Case for the Long Bay Dock

Filippo Cassinelli explains the history of trying to build a new cruise pier on St. Thomas. The pier ended up in the BVI. The Virgin Islands is losing more cruise ship visits every year, and millions of dollars are going elsewhere. (This is the first of five part series)
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Source Manager’s Journal: Still Think Infrastructure is Boring?

Politicians have a congenital defect. They like shiny new things that they can take credit for lots more than maintaining the things that we already have.
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Virtue of the Week: Tact

Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others' feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid.
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Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don't like, and do things that give them happiness.
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Illegality of Marijuana Causes Weighty Problems

Ivan Butcher II lays out three major reasons he supports the legalization of marijuana in the Virgin Islands.
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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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Follow the Money; Where Is the Money?

Jason Budsan, after attending a meeting hosted by Delegate to Congress Plaskett, is aware that the U.S. Government might owe the V.I. about $100 million in “rum cover over money.” He asks whether the V. I. Government is keeping tabs on and is collecting these monies.
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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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