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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tue July 23, 2019 12:39 AM

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Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Courtesy helps life go smoothly.

Just Think of It; It Would Be Wonderful

Shawn Zeller has written an open letter to Mr. Jon Stryker, who owns the land that was Maho Bay Camps on St. John, asking him to donate the land to the National Parks system.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Forgive yourself too. Instead of feeling hopeless after a mistake, decide to act differently, and have faith that you can change.

African Americans and Heart Disease

Moleto A. Smith Jr. advises African Americans to make a commitment to keep themselves from getting heart disease. It is the number one killer of black men and women in America.

Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peacefulness is being calm inside. Take time for daily reflection and gratitude. Solve conflicts so everyone wins. Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love. Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

Democratic Party Responds to Political Parties Running Primary Elections

Cecil R. Benjamin, state chair of the Democratic Party, questions the Decision by the St. Croix Elections System not to pay for primary elections.

Black History Includes Selfless White People

Ted Kelliher is upset that the library at the University of the Virgin Islands is only putting photographs of black people on a mural that celebrates Black History Month.

Virtue of the Week: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don’t just accept things the way they are. You make a difference.

Virtue of the Week: Justice

Practicing justice is being fair. It is solving problems so everyone wins. ... You don't accept it when some-one acts like a bully, cheats or lies. Being a champion for justice takes courage. Sometimes when you stand for justice, you stand alone. 

Customer Satisfaction Drives V.I. Tourism Industry

Taxi drivers and tour operators are on the frontline of the U.S.V.I.'s robust cruise tourism industry. As ambassadors, they create a lasting impression of the islands on our guests. 

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