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Thursday, July 18, 2019
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I Am a Republican

Andrea Moeckel makes clear what her political convictions are.

The Human Cost of Cutting a Hospital Budget

Cathy O’Gara once had to travel stateside for one hip replacement but years later was able to have a second hip operation on St. Thomas because of great improvements at Schneider Regional Medical Center. She is concerned about those who cannot afford to go to stateside for an operation now that SRMC has stopped offering these kinds of services.

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share your belongings, your time, and yourself.

Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Courtesy helps life go smoothly.

Just Think of It; It Would Be Wonderful

Shawn Zeller has written an open letter to Mr. Jon Stryker, who owns the land that was Maho Bay Camps on St. John, asking him to donate the land to the National Parks system.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Forgive yourself too. Instead of feeling hopeless after a mistake, decide to act differently, and have faith that you can change.

African Americans and Heart Disease

Moleto A. Smith Jr. advises African Americans to make a commitment to keep themselves from getting heart disease. It is the number one killer of black men and women in America.

Chamber of Commerce Opposes Increase in Tobacco Tax

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce opposes an increase in the tobacco tax as another blow to the territory’s retail industry.

Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peacefulness is being calm inside. Take time for daily reflection and gratitude. Solve conflicts so everyone wins. Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love. Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

Black History Includes Selfless White People

Ted Kelliher is upset that the library at the University of the Virgin Islands is only putting photographs of black people on a mural that celebrates Black History Month.

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