Monday, March 27, 2017 6:20 pm Last modified: 5:14 pm

Commentary

Time for the Senate to Stop Pretending There are Easy Answers

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp gets it. The members of the V.I. Senate either don't, or don't want to. Facing a $110 million budget gap, it's time for the Senate to stop talking and choose between to unpalatable, but obvious, solutions.
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Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
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Let Me Take My Seat by Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez

Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez defends his right to be a duly elected senator – because the people voted him in, not because a court decides who won.
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Virtue of the Week: Determination

Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are determined to meet your goals even when it is hard or you are being tested. With determination we make our dreams come true.
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Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. When you persevere, you don't give up, you keep going.
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Source Manager’s Journal: Governing, Politics and Responsibility

Dramas of major proportions are playing out on big and small stages, including the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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V.I. Businesses Cannot Afford Higher VIESA Rates

The Board of Directors of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce says that businesses in the Virgin Islands cannot afford higher V.I. Employment Security Agency (VIESA) taxes that cover unemployment insurance.
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V.I. Businesses Continue to Bear Brunt of Proposed Tax Increases

St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce does not like the legislation now before the Senate that would raise “sin taxes” in the territory.
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Needed: A Plan to Stem the Tide of Violence and Guns

The State Chair of the V.I. Democratic Party comments on the recent shooting of a child and the need to plan solutions to stop the next tragedy.
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Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals.
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