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BEAL VOWS TO APPEAL JUDGE’S DECISION

Beal officials say the company has already begun various appeals of previous decisions associated with the case and has vowed to appeal Wednesday’s decision.
Beal Aerospace officials are vowing to appeal Territorial Court Judge Alphonso Andrews’ decision to block the land swap between the company and the V.I. government.
Wade Gates, Beal’s director of corporate affairs, said the company will
continue to "push" the case.
"Beal has already begun various appeals of previous decisions associated with the case and has vowed to appeal (Wednesday’s) decision in the interest of upholding the Legislature’s Oct. 5 decision," a Beal release stated.
"We believe the Legislature was right. It has the power to make decisions," said Gates in a subsequent radio interview.
"The Legislature has a right to do what it thinks is best for the people of St. Croix."
Gates said Beal has had two attorneys general, four local and one Washington, D.C. law firms examine the land exchange agreement and they found that the Legislature had the authority to "act in the best interest of the majority of the residents…"
"No one wants to know the legal questions more than we do," Gates said.
He added that while the lawsuit and the judge’s decision send a negative message to the outside world, it also reduces options for young people looking for careers in the territory.

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Beal officials say the company has already begun various appeals of previous decisions associated with the case and has vowed to appeal Wednesday’s decision.
Beal Aerospace officials are vowing to appeal Territorial Court Judge Alphonso Andrews’ decision to block the land swap between the company and the V.I. government.
Wade Gates, Beal’s director of corporate affairs, said the company will
continue to "push" the case.
"Beal has already begun various appeals of previous decisions associated with the case and has vowed to appeal (Wednesday’s) decision in the interest of upholding the Legislature’s Oct. 5 decision," a Beal release stated.
"We believe the Legislature was right. It has the power to make decisions," said Gates in a subsequent radio interview.
"The Legislature has a right to do what it thinks is best for the people of St. Croix."
Gates said Beal has had two attorneys general, four local and one Washington, D.C. law firms examine the land exchange agreement and they found that the Legislature had the authority to "act in the best interest of the majority of the residents..."
"No one wants to know the legal questions more than we do," Gates said.
He added that while the lawsuit and the judge’s decision send a negative message to the outside world, it also reduces options for young people looking for careers in the territory.