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Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Dr. Christensen on the Decision by the WAPA Board Not to Extend Hodge’s Contract

The vote to not extend Hugo Hodge's contract is not just a disappointment, it is a travesty.

Jews and Blacks Come Together on Caribbean Island

Karl Grossman writes about the recent ceremony held at the synagogue of The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas to honor eight students from St. Thomas and St. John “who are dedicating their lives to social justice and the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Source Manager’s Journal: Dignity and Hope

The coarsening of our public life and political discourse is a dangerous trend. The term "dignity" is easily defined. A "quality of being worthy of honor or respect," "a composed or serious manner," "a sense of pride in oneself."

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.

Virtue of the Week: Determination

You focus your energy and efforts on a task and stick with it until it is finished. Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are determined to meet your goals.

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. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.

Virtue of the Week: Honor

Honor is living by the virtues, showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by. When you are honorable, you keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.

The Chairman of the V.I. Democratic Party Imparts Holiday Message

Cecil R. Benjamin urges the V.I. Legislature to approve the “ArcLight Operating Agreement” in the spirit of Christmas.

Source Manager’s Journal: The Christmas Concert and the Smile

We live in an age in which breeding mistrust of "others" is a growth industry. This is as true in the Virgin Islands as it is elsewhere. Smiles are not going to cure mistrust, but they can open doors.

A Look at the Arguments Over the New Standardized Tests

Alexandria Baltimore-Hoofkin explains and defends the new and controversial test requirements for high school students.

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