Karl Grossman writes about the recent ceremony held at the synagogue of The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas to honor eight students from St. Thomas and St. John “who are dedicating their lives to social justice and the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
The coarsening of our public life and political discourse is a dangerous trend. The term "dignity" is easily defined. A "quality of being worthy of honor or respect," "a composed or serious manner," "a sense of pride in oneself."
Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
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.
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.
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.
"As you may or may not be aware, Limetree Bay Terminals and Limetree Bay Refinery (collectively “Limetree”), the now-owners of the shuttered oil refinery formerly operated by Hovensa, intend to begin refining crude oil on the site as soon as 2020. A key environmental permit is up for public comment on the EPA website, and I encourage you to take this opportunity to tell the federal government what matters to you by Monday, Nov. 25. This facility used to be one of the ten largest oil refineries in the world. Its impacts on the island cannot be understated," writes attorney and environmentalist Elizabeth Neville, and an open letter to the Source. #visource#usvi #opinion ... See MoreSee Less
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