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Friday, July 10, 2020

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U.S. Virgin Islands Capital Should Have a Flag

Leonard Smith thinks it is about time Charlotte Amalie had its own flag, featuring a Danish queen from the 17th century.
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Financial Crisis Worries Head to Virgin Islands While Puerto Rico Recovers

James Walton compares the recent financial crisis in fellow U.S. territory Puerto Rico to what is happening now in the Virgin Islands economy.

Virtue of the Week: Moderation

Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don't overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.

The Crisis: First Make Sure You’re Solving the Right Problem

As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?

Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you.

The ironic state of freedom without democracy

Last week on July 4 we commemorated the Declaration of Independence, which outlines the ideals of equality and democracy and upheld as a model around the world. But Americans in the V.I. get freedom without democracy.

Virtue of the Week: Flexibility

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. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones.
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Emancipation Day.. The Man Who Swam To St. John

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU6MnFq9hDM In 1985 Shaky Acres (the recovery program that Tuts and I had started in 1981) was going along fairly well, but was in...

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is considering others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. ... You learn from your mistakes. When you do great things, humility reminds you to be thankful instead of boastful.
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An Open Letter to Sen. Blyden

A V.I. resident has pointed questions about Sen. Blyden's proposal to quadruple the property taxes on vacation rentals in the territory.

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