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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Virtue of the Week: Flexibility

Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones.

The ADA and 25 Years of Breaking Down Barriers

Amelia Headley LaMont writes of the progress that has been made since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, reminding everyone there is more work to be done.

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is when you consider others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

Welcome Home Governor Mapp; You Are Not Homeless

Cecil R. Benjamin lists the many places in the territory that are deemed residences for the governor. Some require repair, but all are available.

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.

WICO CEO: Every Visitor Counts

As we take time this month to observe the importance of tourism on the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, we at the West Indian Company, Ltd. remain mindful of the impact the cruise industry has on the overall tourism product, especially the highly coveted overnight guest sector.

GRUFF Questions Relationship Between GERS and WICO

Government Retirees United for Fairness Inc. (GRUFF) makes it clear that it does not favor or support the sale of GERS-owned property in Havensight Mall or Port of Sale. GRUFF also wants the Senate to change the relationship between GERS and WICO.

Let Undocumented Aliens Have Drivers’ Licenses

Former delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen gives her personal opinion on the issue of allowing illegal immigrants to get drivers’ licenses in the Virgin Islands.

Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Commitment is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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