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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Commentary

Corruption Is Alive in the Virgin Islands

George L. Johansen thanks the media for exposing corruption in the Virgin Islands.

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.

The ADA and 25 Years of Breaking Down Barriers

Amelia Headley LaMont writes of the progress that has been made since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, reminding everyone there is more work to be done.

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is when you consider 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.

Are We Really Invested In Tourism?

Our wavering commitment to tourism has exposed us to risks and vulnerabilities, especially put in perspective of the Great Recession, the loss of EDC beneficiaries and the closing of HOVENSA.

The V.I. Needs to Trade With the World

Adrian C.R. Gillem alerts Virgin Islanders to the importance of the present focus of Congress on the Trade Bill and its parts: TPA, TPP and TTIP. He explains what these are and questions why the territory’s politicians have done so little to help the V.I. by working for this bill’s passage.

Welcome Home Governor Mapp; You Are Not Homeless

Cecil R. Benjamin lists the many places in the territory that are deemed residences for the governor. Some require repair, but all are available.

Virtue of the Week: Service

Service is giving to others, making a difference in their lives. You consider their needs as important as your own. Be helpful without waiting to be asked. Do every job with excellence.

WICO CEO: Every Visitor Counts

As we take time this month to observe the importance of tourism on the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, we at the West Indian Company, Ltd. remain mindful of the impact the cruise industry has on the overall tourism product, especially the highly coveted overnight guest sector.

To Save the Reefs, Deal With the Sewage

George Johansen warns that actually saving the reefs requires that governments in the BVI and USVI deal with the raw sewage problem.

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