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Virtue of the Week – Openness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Nobility

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Modesty

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Maroon Country Long Identified as Worthy of Preservation

In 2001, the Nature Conservancy identified the northwest of St. Croix, Maroon Country, which includes the entire watershed of Annaly Bay and Estate Hermitage Valley properties, as a top priority for the Virgin Islands government to purchase because of its natural, historical, cultural, and marine resources. 

Virtue of the Week – Moderation

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: A Tribute to Albert Wayne Coy Jr.

William Barber writes about his dear friend Albert Wayne Coy Jr., who recently died.

Virtue of the Week – Mindfulness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: It’s Time to Reclaim Maroon Country

This is the eighth article in a series regarding the preservation and protection necessary to create a Maroon Territorial Park in the northwest corner of St. Croix. I will focus on the land and the buying of land and its history and how the land relates to Maroon Country.

Virtue of the Week – Mercy

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Open Forum: Setting Aside Wilderness Areas a Tremendous Value to Territory

These days there has been a lot of talk by government officials, particularly in the Legislature and executive branch, about creating a Maroon Territorial Park on the northside quarter of St. Croix. That is great news for the people of the Virgin Islands and visitors alike.

Virtue of the Week – Loyalty

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Virtue of the Week – Love

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: Puerto Rico Shares Some of St. Croix’s Rich Maroon History

By 1760, the landmass of St. Croix was almost totally cultivated with sugarcane. For the merchants and planters of the St. Croix sugar economy, this was the “Golden Era” when sugar was King. For the enslaved populations, it was hell. 

Open Forum: On Raising Cane, A Lost Opportunity

I appeared at the town hall meeting in support of Raising Cane’s employees and their families with the understanding that the meeting was about information sharing, so that the community could arrive at a common ground. Instead, the discussions were overshadowed by fear mongering, grandstanding, and political leveraging.

Virtue of the Week – Kindness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open forum: V.I. Board of Education’s Position Statement on Student Dress Code Uniform Guidelines

The Virgin Islands Board of Education worked with the V.I. Department of Education to set a new policy on the public-school dress code. The decision-making process is here shared with the public.

Open Forum: A Maroon Territorial Park is Not an Option But a Must

Although a large section of St. Croix's northwest forest was finally destroyed by the Danish government by the expansion of plantation agriculture in mountainous and hilly areas of the island, Maroon Ridge continued to provide a sanctuary for runaway slaves until slavery ended in 1848. 

Open forum: Animals Are Entitled to Kind Treatment

Animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and we as a community and organization must protect them. It is more important than ever to come together and harness the energy of humane kindness.

Virtue of the Week – Justice

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Open Forum: St. Croix’s Maroons Set the Stage For Freedom in the Danish West Indies

In this fourth entry in the series of articles to educate the public about the protection of Maroon Country, it is important to know that establishing a Maroon Territorial Park in the northwest quadrant of St. Croix will be significant in honoring the lives and deaths of those enslaved Africans who set the stage for freedom in the Danish West Indies. 
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