Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:07 am Last modified: 3:12 pm

Commentary

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share your belongings, your time, and yourself.
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Commissioner Collens Clarifies a Financial Statement

Valdamier O. Collens takes issue with an editorial by former Gov. John P. de Jongh Jr. concerning $800 million in the Virgin Islands budget between Fiscal Years 2009 and 2014.
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Follow the Money; Where Is the Money?

Jason Budsan, after attending a meeting hosted by Delegate to Congress Plaskett, is aware that the U.S. Government might owe the V.I. about $100 million in “rum cover over money.” He asks whether the V. I. Government is keeping tabs on and is collecting these monies.
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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.
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Former Governor Responds to Comments on Current V.I. Finances

Former Gov. John de Jongh Jr. writes "in response to certain recently published comments having to do with the financial challenges facing our government and our community."
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Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends.
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Reader Asks Elected Officials to Consider Colonial Aspects of Transfer

Tarik McMillan asks the delegate to Congress, governor, lieutenant governor and senators to rethink the commemoration of Transfer Day which she calls “an event so closely tied to colonialism.”
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V.I. Agog at Protester Waving Lynched Baby Doll

For a white person to wave around a sign saying "V.I. Future" with a lynched baby tied to the sign handle was not a good idea.
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V.I. Businesses Oppose Revenue Enhancements

It is with deep disappointment that we note that the governor’s response to businesses' requests was to issue a press release attributing inaccurate facts to the private sector inflaming the politics of economic division in a misguided attempt to pit sectors of our community against e
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Conversations Are Needed to Reform Education

Mary Moorhead congratulates the new V.I. Board of Education and hopes it will lead future discussions about much needed education reform.
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