Monday, May 29, 2017 9:12 am Last modified: 9:57 am

Commentary

A True Picture of Cruise Ship Industry in USVI: Data Is Imperative, But Context is Crucial

The Board of the West Indian Company Ltd. (WICO) gives its analysis of the cruise ship industry in the Virgin Islands and where it's headed.
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Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Being honest means that you accept yourself as who you are. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.
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Build to the Future, Not the Past

Filippo Cassinelli warns that if the Virgin Islands wants to save the most important part of its economy, it must change course and build a dock for mega cruise ships. (this is the 5th and last in a series)
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The Facts

Filippo Cassinelli believes that the reason St. Maarten is getting more cruise ship arrivals than St. Thomas is a lack of new berthing capacity, among other things. (This is Op-ed No. 3 in his series)
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VI Killing the Golden Goose

Filippo Cassinelli addresses the valid concerns that were raised by others to his first editorial about cruise ship tourism in the Virgin Islands. (This is Op-ed No. 2 in a series of five)
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St. Maarten Is Eating Our Lunch

Filippo Cassinelli points out that St. Maarten is beating the V.I. when it comes to expenditures by cruise ship passengers. He enumerates ways that will ensure St. Thomas’s future success and prosperity. (This is the 4th in a five part series.)
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The Case for the Long Bay Dock

Filippo Cassinelli explains the history of trying to build a new cruise pier on St. Thomas. The pier ended up in the BVI. The Virgin Islands is losing more cruise ship visits every year, and millions of dollars are going elsewhere. (This is the first of five part series)
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Source Manager’s Journal: Still Think Infrastructure is Boring?

Politicians have a congenital defect. They like shiny new things that they can take credit for lots more than maintaining the things that we already have.
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Virtue of the Week: Tact

Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others' feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid.
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We Need to Change If We Are to Survive

B. Greg Miller believes that if leaders represent the people, the Virgin Islands will be able to change for the better.
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