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Op-ed

Chamber Optimistic About Territory’s Recovery, But Expresses Concern About Preparedness

Summary: Sebastiano Paiewonsky Cassinelli gives an overview of what lies ahead for the economy and businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He makes clear what needs to be done for the recovery.
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Virtue of the Week: Excellence

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship. Excellence is effort guided by a noble purpose. It is a desire for perfection. The perfection of a seed comes in the fruit. When you practice excellence, you bring your gifts to fruition. Exc
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Bigotry Is Not Representative of the Virgin Islands Community

Pash Daswani is alarmed by recent comments made by Sen. Janelle K. Sarauw on Facebook that show she is narrow minded and bigoted.
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Addressing the Looming Cost of Rebuilding

Justin Moorhead advises how the U.S. Virgin Islands can go through the recovery period in the aftermath of two hurricanes. He points out the pitfalls that are coming and says residents must think “outside the box” to accomplish the huge task ahead.
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Virtue of the Week: Reliability

Reliability means that others can depend on you. You keep your commitments and give your best to every job. You are responsibly. You don't forget and you don't need to be reminded.
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Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way.
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How Can Things Be Different the Next Time?

Angel E. Dawson Jr. takes stock of what the Virgin Islands is going through and asks that we begin immediately to plan a new future for the territory.
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We are Rebuilding After Hurricanes Irma and Maria – A message from V.I. Water and Power Authority Executive Director Julio Rhymer

Twenty-six days ago, Hurricane Irma struck the Virgin Islands, and just under two weeks ago, Hurricane Maria did the same. The two major hurricanes have left indelible marks on all our lives, but there is much for which we are thankful.
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Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses.
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Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.
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