November 18, 2017 2:14 am Last modified: 5:50 pm

Commentary

Virtue of the Week: Cleanliness

Cleanliness means more than washing often, keeping your body clean and wearing clean clothes. It is putting into your body and your mind only the things that keep you healthy. It is cleaning up mistakes and making a fresh start.
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Virtue of the Week: Modesty

Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and privacy. You are practicing modesty when you: – Are comfortable being
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Trump’s Immigration Reform Insults Lady Liberty

Emma Lazarus would be ashamed to see her words and her dream dashed by an American president whose legislative pursuits are propped up through intimidation, racism, and xenophobia.
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Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.
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U.S. Virgin Islands Capital Should Have a Flag

Leonard Smith thinks it is about time Charlotte Amalie had its own flag, featuring a Danish queen from the 17th century.
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Financial Crisis Worries Head to Virgin Islands While Puerto Rico Recovers

James Walton compares the recent financial crisis in fellow U.S. territory Puerto Rico to what is happening now in the Virgin Islands economy.
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The Crisis: First Make Sure You’re Solving the Right Problem

As the territory's crisis deepens, here is a thought and a question. First, the thought, actually a basic principle. It is, always be sure that you are solving the right problems. And then the question: are there problems that are insoluble?
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Virtue of the Week: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized and know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you.
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Rep. Plaskett in OGR Committee. (File photo)

The ironic state of freedom without democracy

Last week on July 4 we commemorated the Declaration of Independence, which outlines the ideals of equality and democracy and upheld as a model around the world. But Americans in the V.I. get freedom without democracy.
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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.
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