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Friday, April 3, 2020

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Democratic Party Supports Local AFT Unions

In the name of “social and economic justice and fairness,” the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is backing the American Federation of Teachers, who are asking the GVI for salary increases.

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth. You act with integrity when your words and actions match. Integrity gives you self-respect and a peaceful heart.

Government Needs to Honor Teachers’ Contract

Stanford Joines questions Governor Mapp’s portrayal of teachers as bullies because they want a long overdue pay raise.

Jevon Williams Gives Perspective of Contentious GOP Meeting

Jevon Williams gives a first hand account of the GOP Territorial Committee's meeting on Saturday, explaining what he sees as some misconceptions in the published accounts of the confusion.

It Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Debra Benjamin explains the issues and remedies concerning sexual violence. Women's Coalition of St. Croix is fighting for an end to this pervasive problem.

Virtue of the Week: Truthfulness

Truthfulness is being honest in your words and actions. You don’t tell lies even to defend yourself. Don’t listen to gossip or prejudice. See the truth for yourself.

WICO’s Jazz on the Dock Nurtures Local Talent

In August 2012, the West Indian Co. Ltd. held its first community concert. The purpose was to showcase local talent of all ages.

Virtue of the Week: Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust. People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments. Trustworthiness is a key to success in anything you do.

Two Groups of Illegal Immigrants on St. John Face Different Futures

Two groups of illegal immigrants – there were 11 in each set – have been rounded up on St. John by National Park Rangers and by agents of Customs and Border Protection.

It’s the Early Years That Really Matter

Judith Richardson of USVI KIDS COUNT writes about the problems of early childhood learning in the Virgin Islands. She offers some solutions to the development of the underachieving child.

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