The coarsening of our public life and political discourse is a dangerous trend. The term "dignity" is easily defined. A "quality of being worthy of honor or respect," "a composed or serious manner," "a sense of pride in oneself."
Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.
Carlene Woods praises the work and dedication of Claire Roker, who has spent her life preparing young women for Caribbean, national and international pageants.
You focus your energy and efforts on a task and stick with it until it is finished. Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are determined to meet your goals.
Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC) executive director, reflects on past accomplishments and thanks supporters in advance for what will be a recharged, productive future.
Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes. Like a strong ship in a storm, you don't become battered or blown off course. You just ride the waves.
Honor is living by the virtues, showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by. When you are honorable, you keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.
Cecil R. Benjamin urges the V.I. Legislature to approve the “ArcLight Operating Agreement” in the spirit of Christmas.
We live in an age in which breeding mistrust of "others" is a growth industry. This is as true in the Virgin Islands as it is elsewhere. Smiles are not going to cure mistrust, but they can open doors.
Joan Gutliffe praises her stepsister for her hard work and creativity decorating the winning Frenchtown Christmas tree.