Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:58 am Last modified: 11:47 pm

Op-ed

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. Patience is a commitment to the future.
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V.I. Is Buffeted by Hurricanes, Flattened by Debt

Justin Moorhead says some additional belt-tightening will be required and the recovery might take longer to achieve, but the upside is that the rebuilding effort will be more thoughtful and judiciously pursued. He recommends not going into more debt by borrowing federal money.
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There Is No Free Lunch

This is the first of two editorials by Justin Moorhead in which he warns the U.S. Virgin Islands not to rely on the federal government to bail the territory out of its financial problems.
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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams.
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Virtue of the Week: Caring

Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. You do a careful job, giving your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.
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Virtue of the Week: Detachment

Detachment is experiencing your feelings without allowing your feelings to control you. With detachment you are free to choose how you will act. You use thinking and feeling together, so you can make smart choices.
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Virtue of the Week: Thankfulness

Thankfulness is being grateful for what we have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. Appreciate the little things that happen around you and within you every day. Think positively. Thankfulness brings contentment.
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Virtue of the Week: Unity

Unity helps us work and live together peacefully. We feel connected with each other and all living things. We value the specialness of each person as a gift, not as a reason to fight or be scared. With unity we accomplish more together than any one of us could do alone.
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Confronting the Challenges Ahead Requires Coming Together

Justin Moorhead explains his two ideas on how to repair the U.S. Virgin Islands post-hurricanes: kick-start the economy; evaluate the recovery effort.
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Virtue of the Week: Cooperation

Cooperation is working together, sharing the load. When we cooperate, we join with others to do things that cannot be done alone. We are willing to follow the rules, which keep everyone safe and happy. Together we can accomplish great things.
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