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Monday, February 18, 2019
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Virtue of the Week: Reliability

Reliability means that others can depend on you. You keep your commitments and give your best to every job. You are responsible. You don’t forget, and you don’t need to be reminded.

Pass Bill to Fully Invest in Inspector General’s Office

Jason Budsan calls for last year’s Bill 30-0525 to re-establish the Virgin Islands inspector general as a semi-autonomous agency should be re-introduced in the present Legislative session.

On the Matter of Restructuring Employee Retirement Benefits for V.I. Government Employees

Restructuring GERS requires careful thought. Existing commitments need to be safeguarded. Future promises can be aligned with what is truly affordable.

WICO on Cuba Opening

With all eyes on Cuba, where does that leave us? The following commentary is excerpted from the testimony on the impact of the reopening of Cuba on the V.I. economy as given before the 31st Legislature’s Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning.

Virtue of the Week: Self-discipline

Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way.

Make a Difference, Keep Our Oceans Free of Debris!

Jason Budsan praises those people, businesses and organizations that have been taking part in coastal clean-up events, and he asks others to lend a hand in clearing beaches of litter for the rest of October, the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Clean-up month.

Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses.

Source Manager’s Journal: Leading in Hard Times

Hey, Virgin Islanders. News flash. By making hard and painful choices, the deJongh administration saved the territory from disaster.

It’s Not Only Unethical But Illegal

Brian Granite tells a story about consistently being overcharged by taxi drivers' taking tourists from St. John to Red Hook.

Virtue of the Week: Kindness

Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. Be thoughtful about people’s needs. Show love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help.

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