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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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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.

Virtue of the Week: Love

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is contagious. It keeps spending.

Imbalances: Amazon and the Virgin Islands

If Amazon and its "work is everything" culture is at one end of a spectrum, and if that is a bad thing, which it is, does that mean that where you want to be is at the other end of the spectrum?

Journalistic Ethics Are Called into Question

Hugo V. Hodge Jr., the CEO of WAPA, denies that he has said things as reported by a local blogger, who he considers a liar and an illegitimate journalist.

Ours Must Be a Government of Laws

Kelvin Martin hopes the new attorney general nominee, while pursuing Gov. de Jongh’s alleged illegalities, will not ignore possible corruption by Gov. Mapp.

Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for. You expect respect.

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