Sometimes it is kind of reassuring to see that the Virgin Islands isn't so far out of the American mainstream in our sad and decadent times.
Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the recent history of shootings that have shocked Americans in many places including the Virgin Islands.
Clarence Payne reflects on the recent vigil on St. Thomas against violence and the need to change the present way we deal with crime and violence in the Virgin Islands.
Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others’ ideas and feelings and don’t insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. Flexibility helps you to keep changing for the better.
Shame on you, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata. You cannot produce any example of President Barack Obama or NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio encouraging violence against police.
Abdul R. Liburd shares his experiences of teaching English as a second language in Ulsan, South Korea.
Puerto Rico is about to get a heavy dose of oversight, but there is likely to be scant management or economic stability. If ever there were a case of picking the "least worst," rather than the best choice, this was it.
Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.
Clarence Payne, writing about violence and murder, says that what is happening in the Virgin Islands is a grim reality.
Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Dare to see things in new ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.