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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Op-ed

The V.I. Needs ACT Now

Nicholas Lima and Sherilyn Pogson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) advocate for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program to be used in the Virgin Islands. The ACT model has a 30-year track record of achieving good outcomes for individuals while saving money and being covered by Medicaid.

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. When you are tactful, others find it easier to hear what you have to say.

Op Ed: Losing Caneel Bay would not be good for the vulnerable Virgin Islands...

The NPS is an entity which should support the preservation of one of our most important resources: our God-blessed beautiful land. Yet, the NPS often neglects to work with and support the greatest resource: we, the people of the Virgin Islands.
Melody Rames

News Brings Back Memories that Four Years Hadn’t Erased

I'm sitting here in my car with tears welling up in my eyes. I'm reading a story in the Daily News about 35 people who are missing in the V.I.

‘Your Silence Will Not Protect You’

Carolyn Forno says that her organization, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, and many other non-profits have recently been informed by the V.I. Department of Human Services that it will no longer be funding them. She asks: what will happen to the people these organizations serve?

The Abuse of ‘State of Emergency’ Leads to Interior’s Inspector General Faulting PFA

Soraya Coffelt, gubernatorial candidate, says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s repeated extensions of the State of Emergency further trample on Virgin Islands laws that require financial accountability and transparency to the people.
Mary Moorhead appearing before the V.I. Legislature on July 11, 2016. (V.I. Legislature photo by Barry Leerdam)

V.I. Needs Ballot Initiative for Legislative Districts, Retiree Group Says

St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. has commenced with the necessary steps for an Initiative petition to bring responsibility and accountability to the investment we have made in the GERS.

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.

At Least Puerto Rico Has a Plan; Why Not Us?

Governments in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I. seem to share “the same unrealistic expectation that federal disaster spending will significantly contribute towards eliminating the structural issues that plague economic growth and sound government financial operations. This is wishful thinking.”

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...

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