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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Let’s Build a Health Care System, Not Just the Buildings

Dr. Donna M. Christensen informs the public that work groups have been meeting for over two months on “workforce capacity development, meeting financial challenges, closing the gaps in mental health care, creating a data-informed health community, understanding pharmacy needs and creating a patient-centered care environment, as well as one addressing the built environment that went far beyond just building facilities.”

Facing Reality: The Future as History

The territory is living with the consequences of the somewhat foreseeable and the mostly unforeseeable, and a big question is what will it do to address these challenges going forward. This series is intended to spur discussion, a discussion based on a single premise: business as usual is not a viable response; it is the path to decline and potentially a downward spiral.
U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman meets with Juan Carlos I, King of Spain from 1975 until 2014.

V.I. History: Reflecting on the Life of U.S. Ambassador Terence A. Todman

Throughout my formative years and into adulthood, I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time with a Virgin Islands hero, Ambassador Terence A. Todman. He was my great-uncle – my grandmother’s younger brother – and my close confidant.

Virtue of the Week: Trust

Trust is having faith in someone or something. It is a positive attitude about life. You are confident that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen. Even when difficult things happen, trust helps us to find the gift or lesson in it.
Hannah Upp, from her Facebook page.

National Magazine Reports on Missing V.I. Resident’s Disappearance

Does the attention paid to woman missing from St. Thomas after Maria compared to relative silence on so many others say something about how the media work?
Piles of ancient timber, galvanized and hand carved artifacts await reuse at sacred site in Kathmandu.

Devastating Natural Disasters Have More Than One Story

Crinkled galvanized, fallen trees and piles of debris and personal belongings fought for space along what remained of the roads, while downed utility poles were still creating dangerous obstacle courses as I left the Virgin Islands in October 2017 only weeks after after two Cat 5 Hurricanes had leveled life in my community.

St. Croix Triathlon Season Is Updated

Project St. Croix, the organization that has brought world class triathlons to St. Croix for almost three decades, says the damage caused by recent hurricanes has led it to cancel the 2018 season. It warns that others may try to use its event names.
David F. Obando, pastor of Iglesia de Dios, Estrella de la Mañana.

A Government the U.S. Virgin Islands Needs and Deserves

David F. Obando shares his thoughts on the type of government the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands need and deserve.

The V.I. Needs ACT Now

Nicholas Lima and Sherilyn Pogson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) advocate for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program to be used in the Virgin Islands. The ACT model has a 30-year track record of achieving good outcomes for individuals while saving money and being covered by Medicaid.

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. When you are tactful, others find it easier to hear what you have to say.

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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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