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The Virtue of the Week: Excellence

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.

Op-Ed: All of Us Can Use a Healthy Dose of Good Vibrations

Moleto A. Smith Jr. shares the positive principles he tries to live by.

The Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

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.

Op-Ed: We the People, January 6th Day of Remembrance and Action – A Day of Healing

Supervisor Caroline F. Fawkes writes that “The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans.”

Op-Ed: …missed opportunity…

After hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 over $700,000 was designated for The Enid Baa Library and Archives. Wallace Williams says those funds could be used to repair and further improve the V.I. public libraries. “The library/libraries don’t need to be repurposed; they need to have their capacity maximized.”

The Virtue of the Week: Endurance

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.

Commentary: Let Us Make Kallaloo Our National Dish for 2022

Historically speaking, this time of the year the talk on estates during the Danish and early American rule of these islands was of kallaloo and the Christmas festival. As the year drew to a close, especially on the island of St. Croix, the enslaved population of the Danish West Indies was preparing for the Christmas festival and the cooking of kallaloo.

The Virtue of the Week: Empathy

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.

Commentary: ‘Tis Normally the Season for Abundant Butterflies

This year we have received below-average rainfall. On the surface of the islands, everything appears lush and green. Those of us who are in tune with nature will notice the absence of certain organisms in abundance this autumn and winter season.

Open forum: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Verdel L. Petersen urges the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands to “work collaboratively with the V.I. Legislature to ensure that the 6th Constitutional Convention is properly established.”

Virtue of the Week: Discernment

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.

Op-Ed: Reasons the ‘Transparency Bill’ Is Not Needed

Dr. Donna M. Christensen gives six reasons she is against Bill No. 34-0073, which has been called the “Transparency Bill."

Open forum: There Is No Justice If People Aren’t Held Accountable!

Mary L. Moorhead questions whether or not the V.I. Board of Education members have the character to do their job.

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

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: Malice or Incompetence?

Albert K. Gibbs relates the story of a “painful” experience with a bank on St. Croix.

Op-Ed: The Summers End Group – One Year Later

One year ago – on December 15, 2020 – seven Senators of the 33rd Legislature voted to approve a CZM permit and Trust Land occupancy agreement for the Summers End Group to construct a 145 slip mega yacht marina covering 30 acres of Coral Bay Harbor.

Legislature Corner: Almost 10 Years Later, Persistence Sees Corporal Punishment Banned in USVI Schools

Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw thanks her colleagues, testifiers, supporting stakeholders and Gov. Bryan for a significant change to the learning environment of Virgin Islands’ students.

Editorial: Corporal Punishment in V.I. Schools is Behind Us

Thanks to four relentless female senators (and many others along the way) our children can finally go to school without fear of beatings. But how long will it actually take for their fear to subside and other abuses – such as verbal – to become punishments of the past?

Open Forum: Virtue of the Week: Dignity

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: To the Rescue

Bob Malacarne NR-EMT gives a short history of the creation of the St. John Rescue and the important work it does.

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