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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Op-ed

Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Commitment is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in.

Graduating College With the Blues

Markida Scotland says there is a seldom discussed form of depression associated with graduating seniors. Some students suddenly feel they are not ready to leave college.

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth.

Source Manager’s Journal: What’s the Matter With….?

If you wrote a book titled What’s the Matter With the Virgin Islands?, Chapter One could be “All Benefits are Divisible.”

Why We Need a Truly Independent Office of the Virgin Islands Inspector General

Steven van Beverhoudt, the Virgin Islands inspector general for more than 26 years, submits his opinion of the independence of the agency and his support of a bill submitted by Sen. Clifford Graham.

Virtue of the Week: Truthfulness

Truthfulness is being honest in your words and actions. You don't tell lies even to defend yourself. See the truth for yourself. Don't try to be more that you are to impress others. Be yourself, your true self.

Source Manager’s Journal: Searching for Excellence

If someone wants to find a model for building an excellent organization and a true team – of any kind – take a look at the 2014-15 U Conn women’s basketball team. You won’t go wrong.

Virtue of the Week: Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust. People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments. You do what you say you will do.

Seatrade Demonstrates the Need to Refresh, Renew, and Reinvent Cruise Destinations

Last month, the West Indian Company Limited (WICO) was part of the U.S. Virgin Islands delegation, led by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, at the 2015 Cruise Shipping Miami conference, better known in the industry as Seatrade.

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