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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tue August 21, 2018 7:45 PM

Op-ed

'Bambi Meets Godzilla,' not only, second-for-second one of the funniest films ever, but a parable about what could await the V.I.

Op-Ed: Facing Reality – The Coming Fiscal Storm

In 2007 Chuck Prince, CEO of Citigroup said, "When the music stops, things will get complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing." In the Virgin Islands, leaders are still dancing.

Virtue of the Week: Helpfulness

Helpfulness is being of service to others, doing thoughtful things that make a difference in their lives. Offer your help without waiting to be asked. Ask for help when you need it.

Virtue of the Week: Loyalty

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals when the going gets tough as well as when things are good.
In a scene from 'The In-Laws,' corrupt Gen. Garcia of Tijada bestows medals on Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Shortly afterwards he orders them executed.

Op-Ed: Facing Reality – The Wages of Sin

The connections between corruption and general economic and social failure have become clear around the world. ... There is a clear connection between honesty, prosperity and happiness, and between corruption and human misery.

Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You feel sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back.

Virtue of the Week: Courage

Courage is bravery in the face of fear. You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don't give up. You try new things. You admit your mistakes. Courage is the strength in your heart.
Shaun Pennington

Op-Ed: How Will We Handle the Ongoing Exodus?

There is hope for a new and very different future for the Virgin Islands. If our hearts are big enough for new friendships, new people, new ideas, if we allow ourselves to be unafraid, we will rebuild a community where everyone is welcome. If we can avoid comparisons and assumptions, and a futile longing for “the good old days,” then all will be well.

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone. It is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back.
Caneel Bay.

Caneel Bay Resort Management Responds to Concerns

Management of the Caneel Bay Resort respond to 'the negative and erroneous information being circulated, regarding the plan to re-open the resort.'
Sept. 19, 2017, satellite photo of Hurricane Maria.

Facing Reality: Climate Change

It is sometimes hard to get your arms around the idea that Earth Day will soon be coming up on its 50th anniversary. Since its inaugural date in 1970 it has become an established holiday, with the standard set of rituals. Let's hope that Earth Day sales are not in our future.

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