The BVI Standpoint

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The Standpoint

The Standpoint is a defunct newspaper formerly published in the British Virgin Islands. It was originally published under the name Pennysaver, largely as a shopping-coupon promotional newspaper, but later emerged as one of the most influential sources of journalism in the Territory.

It was published weekly on Tuesdays.

Motto[edit]

The newspaper's motto (published on its front page every week) is "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." The motto clearly adds a poignancy to the newspaper's name, and is derived from quotes variously attributed the American clergyman, Peter Marshall,[1] and to the British journalist, Alex Hamilton (and frequently mis-attributed to American politician Alexander Hamilton),[2] but latterly popularised by Ginger Rogers.[3]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "...unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
  2. ^ "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
  3. ^ "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything"