December 12, 2017 7:33 pm Last modified: 12:39 pm

Commentary

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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Bearing One with Another in the New Year

I was trying to think of something hopeful or profound to say to welcome in the New Year when I came upon a quote from an ancestor – one of the founding members of the Quaker movement.   Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgivin
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Time to Revamp Entire Election Code

When it takes a month to count all the votes, and there's disagreement about how that count is carried out, we wonder if it isn't time to scrap the whole thing for effective election system legislation.

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There Is Still Some Hope

Bob White sees a chance that even though the Senate has killed the Hovensa deal, a crisis could still be averted.

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The Billy Pulpit: Make Oscar Henry Customs House a Crucian Cultural Shop

Running along Frederiksted's gorgeously renovated waterfront on a recent cruise day, seeing all the cruise passengers, I thought how wonderful it would be if visitors were greeted by something fun, attractive and uniquely Crucian — instead of a boarded-up, semi-abandoned O

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A School, Not Condos and a Marina

Robin Gallup asks why a church on St. John is choosing to close a school in order to help condo developers.

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Give the Refinery the Opportunity to Restart

Barry Guilbeau says that Atlantic Basin Refining (ABR) should be allowed to buy Hovensa, which will lead to the beginning of a recovery for St. Croix.

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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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Playing Chicken with a Mack Truck is Usually Bad for the Chicken

We are very pleased with the Senate decision to move the Atlantic Basin Refinery deal on to the full session Friday.
 

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