August 19, 2017 6:21 pm Last modified: 5:14 am

Commentary

It’s Time to Start All Over Again

Verdel L. Petersen gives an overview of the history of Hovensa’s relationship with the Virgin Islands and hopes a new company will do as much to help improve paradise.

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A New Pier for the New Normal

Marylyn Stapleton applauds WICO’s decision to build of a new pier to handle mega cruise ships stopping in the St. Thomas harbor.

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His Christmas Wish Was to Come Home

The following is a Christmas letter written by a son to his family back home on St. Croix.

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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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“Tourism Is All of Us”

James F. Smith, president of Native Son Inc., believes that the rippling effects of tourism on the economy are a good thing for the community as a whole. Tourism is the foundation of the Virgin Islands economy.

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Delta Petroleum Gives Reasons to Approve Hovensa Sale

Tom Esposito, president of Delta Petroleum Group Ltd., argues that delaying a decision to ratify the agreement between ABR and Hovensa will have very negative consequences for the Virgin Islands economy.

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Save the Environment; Save Mandahl Bay

Kirk Boeger gives reasons why citizens should write their senators to stop the proposed large construction on Mandahl Bay.

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We Can Build Wealth Without Ruining Mandahl Bay

Caroline Browne points out that “In 1945, the United States gave Mandahl Salt Pond and Beach to the people of the V.I. and deeded it for educational, preservation and recreational purposes.” This original lease has been and is being corrupted.

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It's Suicide to Say No!

Bob White strongly believes that the deal to allow a takeover of Hovensa by another company is crucial to the future of St. Croix and the other Virgin Islands.

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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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