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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, April 6, 2020

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Chamber of Commerce Opposes Increase in Tobacco Tax

The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce opposes an increase in the tobacco tax as another blow to the territory’s retail industry.

Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peacefulness is being calm inside. Take time for daily reflection and gratitude. Solve conflicts so everyone wins. Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love. Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

Virtue of the Week: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don’t just accept things the way they are. You make a difference.

Source Manager’s Journal: The Students and Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day invariably brings out a range of emotions. What they are largely depends on who you are and, especially, how old you are. These emotions include pride, regret, sorrow, hope, anger and, for a lot of people, indifference. 

Virtue of the Week: Justice

Practicing justice is being fair. It is solving problems so everyone wins. ... You don't accept it when some-one acts like a bully, cheats or lies. Being a champion for justice takes courage. Sometimes when you stand for justice, you stand alone. 

Customer Satisfaction Drives V.I. Tourism Industry

Taxi drivers and tour operators are on the frontline of the U.S.V.I.'s robust cruise tourism industry. As ambassadors, they create a lasting impression of the islands on our guests. 

Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. Some people let things happen; when you are purposeful, you make things happen. 

Dr. Christensen on the Decision by the WAPA Board Not to Extend Hodge’s Contract

The vote to not extend Hugo Hodge's contract is not just a disappointment, it is a travesty.

Jews and Blacks Come Together on Caribbean Island

Karl Grossman writes about the recent ceremony held at the synagogue of The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas to honor eight students from St. Thomas and St. John “who are dedicating their lives to social justice and the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Source Manager’s Journal: Dignity and Hope

The coarsening of our public life and political discourse is a dangerous trend. The term "dignity" is easily defined. A "quality of being worthy of honor or respect," "a composed or serious manner," "a sense of pride in oneself."

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