March 27, 2017 6:31 am Last modified: 3:12 pm

Commentary

Virtue of the Week: Determination

Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are determined to meet your goals even when it is hard or you are being tested. With determination we make our dreams come true.
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Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. When you persevere, you don't give up, you keep going.
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Source Manager’s Journal: Governing, Politics and Responsibility

Dramas of major proportions are playing out on big and small stages, including the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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V.I. Businesses Cannot Afford Higher VIESA Rates

The Board of Directors of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce says that businesses in the Virgin Islands cannot afford higher V.I. Employment Security Agency (VIESA) taxes that cover unemployment insurance.
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V.I. Businesses Continue to Bear Brunt of Proposed Tax Increases

St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce does not like the legislation now before the Senate that would raise “sin taxes” in the territory.
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Needed: A Plan to Stem the Tide of Violence and Guns

The State Chair of the V.I. Democratic Party comments on the recent shooting of a child and the need to plan solutions to stop the next tragedy.
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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don’t expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams.
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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams.
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Source Manager’s Journal: The Hospital Crisis Revisited, Asking ‘Why’

Why does JFL Hospital exist? Why do V.I. public agencies perform more poorly than their peers elsewhere? In this specific case, why is JFL faced with the rare threat of CMS decertification?
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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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