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Friday, September 20, 2019
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Commentary

Thank You for Allowing Me to Serve You

Kendall Griffith, M.D., who recently stepped down as CEO of Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, gives his reasons for the path he has taken in life, and gives an account of what he and his staff have accomplished at JFL.

Paying Tribute to David Hamilton Jackson

Nandi Sékou gives a brief biography of David Hamilton Jackson, revealing the many contributions he made to the history and progress of the Virgin Islands.

Source Manager’s Journal: Hoaxes and Hoaxes

The Source has done excellent investigative work in covering the controversial story of the impending – just two weeks away – 15 days of darkness. Is this a hoax? If not, we offer a list of precautions.

Virtue of the Week: Excellence

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship. Excellence is effort guided by a noble purpose. It is a desire for perfection.

Virtue of the Week: Reliability

Reliability means that others can depend on you. You keep your commitments and give your best to every job. You are responsible. You don’t forget, and you don’t need to be reminded.

Pass Bill to Fully Invest in Inspector General’s Office

Jason Budsan calls for last year’s Bill 30-0525 to re-establish the Virgin Islands inspector general as a semi-autonomous agency should be re-introduced in the present Legislative session.

On the Matter of Restructuring Employee Retirement Benefits for V.I. Government Employees

Restructuring GERS requires careful thought. Existing commitments need to be safeguarded. Future promises can be aligned with what is truly affordable.

WICO on Cuba Opening

With all eyes on Cuba, where does that leave us? The following commentary is excerpted from the testimony on the impact of the reopening of Cuba on the V.I. economy as given before the 31st Legislature’s Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Planning.

It’s Time to Fix the Mental Health Unit at FHC

Maria del Pino Cruz, a former nurse at the Frederiksted Health Center, writes about the deterioration of the center’s mental health unit during her time there.

Virtue of the Week: Self-discipline

Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way.

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