82.1 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Commentary

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
Government House. (File photo)qGovernment House. (File photo)

VIPD Arrest of Reporter is an Un-American Abuse of Power *Update*

The V.I. government took its growing lack of transparency to new heights this week, sending police to arrest and charge a reporter for embarrassing it by reporting on its lack of care for priceless antiques on St. Thomas.

V.I. Airports Need Jet Bridges

Amelia Headley LaMont Esq. and Julien Henley are asking that the V.I. Port Authority make putting jet bridges at both V.I. airports a priority “so that all passengers can have the facility, comfort and safety of air travel.”

Successful Economic Development Requires a Young, Motivated and Task Oriented Workforce

Justin Moorhead points out that an essential part of creating economic success in the territory is to welcome people to move here and others to stay here, among other things.

Virtue of the Week: Determination

You focus your energy and efforts on a task and stick with it until it is finished. Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are determined to meet your goals even when it is hard or you are being tested.

Don’t Forget the Capital

Sean Connor Jr. believes that Charlotte Amalie needs more attention in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Passengers crowd into the Cyril E. King Airport Thursday to get the first fights out. (V.I. Port Authority photo)

Let’s Talk Again About Eliminating V.I. Customs Duties

Now, while America is looking, is a good time to push back and publicize the way U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is confiscating V.I. customs duties and bullying the territory into keeping them on V.I. books.

Virtue of the Week: Honor

Honor is living by the virtues, showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by. When you are honorable, you...

Virtue of the Week: Joyfulness

Joyfulness is an inner sense of peace and happiness. You appreciate the gifts each day brings. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops. Joy can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling sad. Joy gives us wings.

The Choices Are Mounds of Wood Chips or Piles of Ashes

Clarence Payne doesn’t think the burning of debris caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria is acceptable.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,177FansLike
4,005FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more