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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, September 24, 2018
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The Bookworm: ‘Welcome to My Breakdown’

Whoever said that big girls don’t cry needs to know that that’s not true: as in the new book “Welcome to My Breakdown” by Benilde Little, sometimes crying is only the beginning.

Source Manager’s Journal: Baltimore, Ferguson, New York and the Virgin Islands

It was Robert Southey who said, “Curses are like chickens. They always come home to roost.” Our curse, in this case of publicized police killings of black men, is the reality and persistent stain of racism.

He Makes the Case for Medical Marijuana

Dr. Manuel A. da Motta wants the public and the branches of Virgin Islands government to know the facts about marijuana, especially its medicinal uses.

The Legislature Needs to Act

Mary L. Moorhead thinks the Legislature should immediately take up their responsiblity of denying or consenting to Gov. Mapp’s nominations for commissioners.

Virtue of the Week: Commitment

Commitment is deciding carefully what you want to do, then giving 100 percent, holding nothing back. You give your all to friendship, a task, or something you believe in.

Graduating College With the Blues

Markida Scotland says there is a seldom discussed form of depression associated with graduating seniors. Some students suddenly feel they are not ready to leave college.

Savan Has Become a Horror Show

Carrie F. Bekker lives in Savan, St. Thomas. She writes about the terrible things have been going on in the neighborhood for the last three years, and she believes what is happening there affects everyone who lives on St. Thomas. It is a “cautionary tale.” It is an “increasingly dire situation.”

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Integrity is living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere. Integrity helps you listen to your conscience, to do the right thing and to tell the truth.

Source Manager’s Journal: What’s the Matter With….?

If you wrote a book titled What’s the Matter With the Virgin Islands?, Chapter One could be “All Benefits are Divisible.”

Watch Dogs Must be Independent

Why did a Senate panel hold in committee a bill that would provide greater autonomy and a guaranteed budget to the entity charged with stemming the flow of fraud, waste and abuse in the territory?

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