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Virtue of the Week – Prayerfulness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Legislature Corner: VITOL’s Plans to Suspend Service to WAPA Are Usurious

Congresswoman Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture committees, released the following statement concerning VITOL’S plans to suspend its deliveries of propane to WAPA.:

Legislature Corner: Plaskett and Staff Show Support for Paul Pelosi With Acts of Kindness

“I encourage all members of Congress to honor Mr. Pelosi’s wish to spread kindness, not hate, as he continues to remain strong and is on the path to recovery."

Op-Ed: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration in the USVI Agricultural Community

My fellow House Agriculture Committee members and I are presently conducting targeted engagement with the agriculture industry to receive their input for the creation of the forthcoming Farm Bill. This engagement included participating in a congressional delegation to Denmark to learn about the Danish approach to agriculture, sustainability, and public-private partnerships.

Virtue of the Week – Perseverance

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Legislature Corner: We Salute and Honor Our Veterans

“As a body, the 34th Legislature joins with all fellow Americans to honor every single service member who has ever worn one of our Nation's uniforms.”

Open Forum: Don’t Let Ignorance Destroy Our Tree Heritage

Not so long ago, there were heated debates on radio talk shows and in the press about the butchering of the Lignum vitae trees in Emancipation Garden in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. These historic trees suffered at the hands of those who knew very little, or nothing at all, about tree anatomy and pruning. 

Virtue of the Week – Perceptiveness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Please Establish ‘No Wake Zone’ at Chenay Bay

We are concerned about the late afternoon party boat traffic returning from Buck Island. Oftentimes they swing into Chenay Bay. This is a prime snorkeling area and the snorkelers are poorly visible in the water and hard to see when traveling in a boat going at a high rate of speed.

Virtue of the Week – Peacefulness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation Prepares for Safe Start Up

The company assures the public that despite recent reports of concerns about the safety of the facility, the company continues maintaining the facility it purchased in January of this year in preparation for a safe start-up.

Legislature Corner: EPA Report on Its Inspection of Port Hamilton Refinery on St. Croix

“I was distressed to read the findings of EPA’s Inspection Report and to learn of the potential dangers posed by these existing conditions."

Legislative Corner: 2020 Island Areas Census Shapes the USVI’s Future

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett shares the following statement on the release of the 2020 Island Areas Censuses.

Open Forum: Baby Reveal Party on Brewers Beach Leaves A Lot More Behind Than Gender

To the gender reveal partygoers on Brewers Bay Beach, massive amounts of glitter, shredded balloons, and tiny pieces of debris were left behind by you on Brewers Beach on Sunday.

Open forum: A Carnival of Narcissists

Winston Nugent compares the Greek myth about Narcissus, a youth who fell in love with himself, to present-day leaders of the Virgin Islands.

Open Forum: How St. John Became Part of the Danish West Indies

In 1675, the Danes made their first attempt to settle the island of St. John, but they were rejected by the British. Thus, this was the beginning of a long political fight to decide whether Britain, Spain, or Denmark would own St. John.

Virtue of the Week – Patience

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Orderliness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Government Must Act to Preserve Lands, History of Northwest St. Croix

Since the early 1980s, I have been fighting politically and socially to protect the GREAT northwest of St. Croix. Over the last few months, I have written a series of articles for local newspapers explaining the history of the GREAT northside and why it should be protected indefinitely by establishing a Maroon Territorial Park in the Northside A Quarter of St. Croix.

Virtue of the Week – Optimism

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.
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