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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share...