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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Commentary

Virgin Islands Must Remain Vigilant, Steadfast Under Trump Presidency

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett warns of the possible consequences of the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency. She gives an historical overview of the Virgin Islands and offers ways Democrats can get through the next four years as they plan to deal with a Republican president and Congress.

The Future of Horse Racing Hangs in the Balance

Luis Donastorg, a horse owner and member of the St. Thomas-St. John Horsemen Association, believes that the passage of legislation proposed by the governor to have the Virgin Islands invest $30,000,000 in the sport of horse racing will bring great benefit to the territory.

Virtue of the Week: Understanding

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others.

There Are Benefits to Becoming an Independent Contractor

Ivan Butcher II believes that independent contracting would solve some of the Virgin Islands’ employment problems if the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) would cover those contractors.

Chris Finch Expresses Some Concerning Aspects about the President-Elect

This post is to get some things off my mind so I can move to a Thanksgiving mindset. Like I expect most of you reading this, I have been thinking constantly since the election.

Senators, When Will Quality Education Be Your Priority?

Mary L. Moorhead points out to the Virgin Islands’ senators that the progress of technology in public schools is quite different when St. Croix is compared to St. Thomas.

Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity, and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

Lessons Are Learned at the Caribbean Urban/Community Forestry Conference

Ivan Butcher II attended the 15th Caribbean Urban and Community Forestry Conference and shares what he learned there.

Virtue of the Week: Thankfulness

Thankfulness is being grateful for what we have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. Appreciate the little things that happen around you and within you every day. Think positively. Thankfulness brings contentment.
Shaun Pennington

The Haters are Unleashed

It is not my habit to watch television news and Election Night was no exception. But added to that was the mystifying, relentless information at the bottom of the screen that appeared to suggest the unthinkable – that Donald Trump could become the president of the United States of America.

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