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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 shares his thoughts on the type of government the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands need and deserve.
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.
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.