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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Time to ‘Step Up’ Against Gun Violence

St. Thomas resident Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes to say, “It’s beyond time to take some direct responsibility and to demand better of ourselves, of our children, of our community.”

WICO Working to Attract Luxury Ships, High-End Clientele

That the USVI is still considered one of the right places to be is a testament to our enduring profile in the cruise industry. WICO is implementing measures to ensure more ships visit our ports regularly.

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.

Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it.

Introducing a Series: American Colonialism in the U.S.V.I.

The Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition is working with the ‘Decolonizing the USVI’ blog to create a series on American colonialism in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Unemployment Insurance: Businesses Need to Ask for Audit

The former commissioner of the Department of Labor urges V.I. business owners to request audits of their Unemployment Insurance accounts.

Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back.

Legalize It Now! (But Do It Right)

The Legislature should legalize locally grown marijuana and should license growers and sellers, restricting it to traditional family farms, defined like local fishing, in the USVI.

Source Manager’s Journal: The Dangerous Triumph of Pessimism

Pessimism is a bad and dangerous thing. It is almost always self-fulfilling. If you believe that nothing good can happen, it won't. In the worst case, pessimism leads to despair.

Eliminate ‘Politricks’

Mary L. Moorhead wants to know why the Legislature keeps purging citizens from the voter lists after each General Election when there is no longer any justification for it.

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