August 19, 2017 10:21 pm Last modified: 5:14 am

Op-ed

New Year for the Cruise Ship Industry

The New Year is off to a great start for cruise tourism. We are just midway through January and the U.S. Virgin Islands ports have already hosted more than 30 cruise ships.

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Virtue of the Week: Determination

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.

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Source Manager’s Journal: For Mapp, Now Comes the Hard Part

Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s excellent inaugural address brought to mind the most famous quote of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died recently: 'You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.'

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This is Against at Least Two Laws, Not Including God’s

WARNING: If you open this article you will be exposed to a graphic and disturbing photo of a dead dog that was left by the side of the highway either dead or to die by at least two people, its owner and whoever left it there.

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Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Perseverance is being steadfast and persistent. You commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes.

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New Year Statement and Thanks from Gov. deJongh

As we approach the end of the year, Gov. John deJongh Jr. thanks the people of the Virgin Islands for the great honor and privilege of twice electing him to serve as governor.

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Source Manager’s Journal: News From the Mainland

Virgin Islanders focused on Christmas shopping, the changeover in government, algae on the beach and the potential Hovensa sale may have missed some of the news from the mainland.

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Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. Patience is a commitment to the future.

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Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don’t expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams.

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Virtue of the Week: Understanding

An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas. An understanding heart gives you empathy and compassion for others. Understanding is the power to think and learn and also to care.

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