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Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back.

Legalize It Now! (But Do It Right)

The Legislature should legalize locally grown marijuana and should license growers and sellers, restricting it to traditional family farms, defined like local fishing, in the USVI.

Source Manager’s Journal: The Dangerous Triumph of Pessimism

Pessimism is a bad and dangerous thing. It is almost always self-fulfilling. If you believe that nothing good can happen, it won't. In the worst case, pessimism leads to despair.

Eliminate ‘Politricks’

Mary L. Moorhead wants to know why the Legislature keeps purging citizens from the voter lists after each General Election when there is no longer any justification for it.

Virtue of the Week: Courage

Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don’t give up. Courage is the strength in your heart.

Caribbean Confidence and the Concrete Jungle

Kari E. Currence, who is presently living in New York City, has been facing some 'culture shock.' She is being introduced to a racism she never experienced growing up on St. Croix.

With All the Political ‘Toe-Stepping,’ JFL Needs a ‘Podiatrist’

Bob White of St. Croix writes: "We need a podiatrist in our hospital. With all the toes that get stepped on POLITICALLY ... we need a professional 'foot doctor.'"

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. You act with integrity when your words and actions match.

The Eradication and Prevention of Sexual Violence Are Possible

Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason writes about the seeds of sexism, heterosexism, colorism, ageism, nativism and all the other ‘isms’ that lead people to perpetuate oppression and sexual violence.

Democratic Party Supports Local AFT Unions

In the name of “social and economic justice and fairness,” the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is backing the American Federation of Teachers, who are asking the GVI for salary increases.

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