April 27, 2017 5:09 am Last modified: 2:13 am

Commentary

Appreciating Those Who Saved the Transfer Day Fireworks

The St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade Committee thanks donors and volunteers for the success of the Transfer Day Centennial fireworks, which would have been canceled if they had not gotten involved.
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Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. 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.
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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. Don't try to be more that you are to impress others. Be yourself, your true self.
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Source Manager’s Journal: Some Rules for the Crisis

There is always the tendency to view big issues in the context of good and evil; inevitably followed by figuring out "who is to blame," rather than saying, 'Here is the problem we face, what are our choices, and what is the best choice?'
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Because ‘He’s the Best’

Rosita Nicholsen thanks a surgeon from St. Croix for her successful operation.
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A True Picture of Cruise Ship Industry in USVI: Data Is Imperative, But Context is Crucial

The Board of the West Indian Company Ltd. (WICO) gives its analysis of the cruise ship industry in the Virgin Islands and where it's headed.
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Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Being honest means that you accept yourself as who you are. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.
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Source Manager’s Journal: Still Think Infrastructure is Boring?

Politicians have a congenital defect. They like shiny new things that they can take credit for lots more than maintaining the things that we already have.
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Virtue of the Week: Tact

Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others' feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid.
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Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don't like, and do things that give them happiness.
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