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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tue September 17, 2019 12:46 AM

Op-ed

Imbalances: Amazon and the Virgin Islands

If Amazon and its "work is everything" culture is at one end of a spectrum, and if that is a bad thing, which it is, does that mean that where you want to be is at the other end of the spectrum?

Virtue of the Week: Assertiveness

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won't stand for. You expect respect.

WICO CEO: Workshops Encourage Economy

The West Indian Co. Ltd. recently hosted a two-day business development workshop for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own tourism-related business.

Virtue of the Week: Flexibility

Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. You get rid of bad habits and learn new ones.

The ADA and 25 Years of Breaking Down Barriers

Amelia Headley LaMont writes of the progress that has been made since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, reminding everyone there is more work to be done.

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Being humble is when you consider others as important as yourself. You are thoughtful of their needs and willing to be of service. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You learn from your mistakes.

Welcome Home Governor Mapp; You Are Not Homeless

Cecil R. Benjamin lists the many places in the territory that are deemed residences for the governor. Some require repair, but all are available.

Virtue of the Week: Service

Service is giving to others, making a difference in their lives. You consider their needs as important as your own. Be helpful without waiting to be asked. Do every job with excellence.

WICO CEO: Every Visitor Counts

As we take time this month to observe the importance of tourism on the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, we at the West Indian Company, Ltd. remain mindful of the impact the cruise industry has on the overall tourism product, especially the highly coveted overnight guest sector.

Revitalization Requires Total Community Involvement

David Bornn, president of Downtown Revitalization Inc., asks the community to get involved in efforts to improve the whole downtown area of Charlotte Amalie. He asks people to start participating by attending the next annual meeting on May 23.

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