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.
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.
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.
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.
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.