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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Op-ed

Virtue of the Week: Honesty

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

Source Manager’s Journal: Social Distance in a Small Place

To the outsider trying to figure things out, the Virgin Islands presents a different kind of social distance. Or different kinds plural.

Virtue of the Week: Tact

Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others’ feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid. When you are tactful, others find it easier to hear what you have to say.

Virtue of the Week: Consideration

Consideration is being thoughtful of other people and their feelings. You consider how your actions affect them. You pay careful attention to what others like and don’t like, and do things that give them happiness.

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friendliness is being a friend, through good times and bad. You take an interest in other people and make them feel welcome. You share your belongings, your time, and yourself. Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.

Process of Port of Call Selection for Cruises

In February, the Cruise Line Industry Association released its 2015 State of the Cruise Industry Report, citing that once again the Caribbean reigns supreme for cruise itineraries worldwide.

Source Manager’s Journal: Failures of Imagination

In this world, the rules that have governed others don’t apply and the “lessons of history” are not applicable to the United States. The result is a failure of imagination.

Virtue of the Week: Courtesy

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak and act courteously, you give others a feeling of being valued and respected. Greet people pleasantly.

Virtue of the Week: Forgiveness

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends. Forgive yourself too.

Virtue of the Week: Peacefulness

Peacefulness is being calm inside. Take time for daily reflection and gratitude. Solve conflicts so everyone wins. Be a peacemaker. Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love.

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