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Open Forum: Estate Annaly Must be Included in Maroon Territorial Park

I would say this to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and the public at large — you won’t understand my plea to protect the northwest until you visit the slave gravesite at Estate Annaly and touch George Washington’s gravestone. I guarantee you; you can’t help but feel the emotional pain and become enraged for all that George Washington and others like him had to suffer and endure under the system of slavery in the Danish West Indies.

Open forum: USVI Should Alternate the Head of the GERS Between Districts

Ronald Russell, a member of the GERS Board of Trustees, asks for support for his concept of alternating the chairmanship of the GERS system between St. Thomas/St. John District and St. Croix District to promote fairness, representative leadership and the status in the territory.

Virtue of the Week – Reverence

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: Constitutionalism in the Virgin Islands

Winston Nugent writes: “We are at a critical stage… when the Virgin Islands should have control over its social, political and economic destiny.”

Virtue of the Week – Responsibility

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Something Must Be Done to Ease Haiti’s Healthcare Crisis

For the past 15 months the Haiti Health Network has been sounding the alarm for healthcare in Haiti and asking for some form of humanitarian relief so healthcare delivery can safely and effectively continue for the people of Haiti. Things continue to deteriorate with no end in sight. Something has to be done. We’re asking for your input, your ideas, and to reach out to your networks to scream awareness of what’s really happening in Haiti.

Open forum: ‘Legacy Is the Responsibility of the Living’

Moleto A. Smith Jr. remembers and praises former Governor Roy Lester Schneider, MD.

Virtue of the Week – Respect

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: St. Croix’s Maroon Country Deserves National Heritage Area Status

I would like to thank our beloved Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett publicly for putting the bill through Congress and making St. Croix a National Heritage Area. It is for this reason that Maroon Country is a shining example of a National Heritage Area.

Open Forum: Securing the V.I. Vote

It has become alarming in recent years to see how the integrity of the vote in our nation has been called into question. Loss of faith in the integrity of the vote and the electoral process can undermine the life of a republic, where the people are the ultimate authority and elect representatives to make laws. As such we have a duty to ensure the integrity of the voting process and a secure vote. 

Virtue of the Week – Resilience

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Dead Sea Turtle Signals a Need For Change on St. John

The bays of the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John are over-crowded with people, especially Maho Bay with its pleasure boats. While I was there, the beaches within the park, particularly Hawksnest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Maho Bay were packed with vehicles and people. I saw marine resources beginning to decline not so much by a natural phenomenon of nature, but because of humans who indulge in recreation activities. 

Virtue of the Week — Sacrifice

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Reliability

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: V.I. Needs a Comp Plan, Not More Shopping Malls

The homeowners of Beeston Hill Estate want to continue to live in an environment of tranquility but are faced with a potential rezoning of 15 or 16 acres to be developed into a shopping center in the middle of a quiet, wooded forest neighborhood. This is simply spot zoning and not planning in a comprehensive way.

Virtue of the Week – Purposefulness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Purity

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Holiday Traditions

We stood on the red, corrugated metal roof with a fully-extended pool skimmer, leaning out with the pole over a dangerous — probably deadly — drop to string Christmas lights around a Norfolk Pine. The tree, high on the eastern hillside above Garden Street, could be seen from all around our neighborhood: Government Hill, Synagogue Hill, Bunker Hill, and into the downtown below

Virtue of the Week – Prayerfulness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Perseverance

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.
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