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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Op-ed

Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude.

Op-ed: How Is Our Government Spending Federal Hurricane Relief Funds?

Soraya Diase Coffelt, JD, MJS, asks for more transparency and accountability from the present Virgin Islands administration. She accuses it of the mismanagement of recovery funds.

Virtue of the Week: Generosity

Generosity is giving and sharing. You share freely, not with the idea of receiving something in return. You find ways to give others happiness, and give just for the joy of giving.

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. Perform every job with excellence.
Passengers queue up in the Cyril E. King Airport (V.I. Port Authority file photo)

Miscommunication Strands Travelers, Shows Need for Better Procedures

Miscommunication between airline's office and the "boots on the ground' strands travelers and puts territory in a bad light for tourists. And the solution could have been so easy.
'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.

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VIPD 2018-1 -- take the oath of office Friday morning at the Leonard Francis Armory. The second class of police cadets, the first on St. Thomas for the year, includes three members of the Virgin Islands Police Department, peace officers serving in the Executive Security Unit, Superior Court Marshalls, VI Port Authority, Taxi Commission and the Department of Justice. There are also four new officers for the Bureau of Corrections.
VIPD Territorial Police Chief Winsbut Mc Farlane congratulated the recruits for successfully completing seven months of rigorous training.
Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks administered the oath of office as police brass, friends and family looked on.
The first class of recruits graduated Wednesday on St. Croix.
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