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November 20th, 2018
Disrespectful and Embarrassing

By Donald E. de Castro

We hear so many people every day talk about respect and lack thereof, in these times and a large portion of people blame someone else.

October 6th, 2018
Investment(s): We should be the Primary Investors

By Donald E. de Castro

Greed started taking this Territory on its way to self-destruction when it first embraced financial services and our political leaders and many business leaders have continued to encourage it.

September 24th, 2018
Banks! Who needs Who?

By Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years there have been many discussions about banking services here in The Virgin Islands (VI) and yes there is a lot to be desired, so let us look at some the issues that I have spoken about over the years.

August 2nd, 2018
Volunteerism and Politics

Donald E. de Castro

Volunteerism is defined as simply volunteering oneself, to serve ones’ community without compensation. Unfortunately, because of greed many volunteer organisations world-wide have been robbed by their Executive Officers.

June 27th, 2018
Are we a Christian Community?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years, many of the Christian faith, including ministers of religion, ministers of government, politicians and many other persons keep saying that this is a Christian Community. However, the actions of many of these same people, leaves this question unanswered in the minds of many believers and others.

June 20th, 2018
Wrong and Misleading; too old to be intimidated

Donald E. de Castro

I feel it very important that I address this issue about passports on the radio station this morning, June 19, 2018, which was a joint release by GIS (Government Information Service) and DDM (Department of Disaster Management).

May 31st, 2018
Why Virgin Islanders and other Residents are never listened to?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the years since I returned home in 1986 (and, I do believe the situation existed before I returned) this government and past governments in their endeavour to develop this territory, in numerous instances sought advisers and consultants. In the vast majority of cases, they always used non-Virgin Islanders.

May 8th, 2018
Who are we?

Donald E. de Castro

We hear Politicians, Ministers of Religion, business owners and many other persons refer to this Territory as a Christian community. Those of us that read the bible have read the conversation between Jesus and his disciples when he asked them; who do people say I am? and after they answered him; he asked them; who do you say I am? This territory is now at a junction in its history (and has been for some time) where many people are asking, who are we?

March 1st, 2018
We need a Public Utilities Commission

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We are now approaching the end of the second month of 2018 and March 6 would be six months after Hurricane Irma followed by Hurricane Maria.

February 20th, 2018
Service at the Post Office

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We all understand why laws are made and in addition to the laws, regulations and policies are also put in place in conjunction with the laws. However, at times, I, like many of you are at a lost when we encounter situations with many government services that we find difficult to understand.

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