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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.

Raising Awareness on Stalking, Human Trafficking, Social Consciousness

Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) executive director, reflects on past accomplishments and thanks supporters in advance for what will be a recharged, productive future.

Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.

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 keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.

The Chairman of the V.I. Democratic Party Imparts Holiday Message

Cecil R. Benjamin urges the V.I. Legislature to approve the “ArcLight Operating Agreement” in the spirit of Christmas.

Source Manager’s Journal: The Christmas Concert and the Smile

We live in an age in which breeding mistrust of "others" is a growth industry. This is as true in the Virgin Islands as it is elsewhere. Smiles are not going to cure mistrust, but they can open doors.

A Look at the Arguments Over the New Standardized Tests

Alexandria Baltimore-Hoofkin explains and defends the new and controversial test requirements for high school students.

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.

Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes.

What the V.I. Education System Could Be

Michael Bornn gives an overview of the teaching programs of two of the world’s most successful educational systems. He uses their very different approaches to alert Virgin Islanders it is time to retool their own system.

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