80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, July 1, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesCARIFEST PLANS NOT APPEALING BUT APPALLING

CARIFEST PLANS NOT APPEALING BUT APPALLING

After reading your description of Carifest, I ask: Why?
Why should millions be spent to create a fake Caribbean environment when we have the real thing all around us?
Why should anyone re-create "pirate ship" events with cannon shots? Don't we hear enough gunshots on St. Thomas?
Pirates were slave traders. Do we need to re-enact that part of our legacy? This plan is appalling.
We can't change the past, but we can cherish our future.
Jane Higgins
St. Thomas

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,757FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
After reading your description of Carifest, I ask: Why?
Why should millions be spent to create a fake Caribbean environment when we have the real thing all around us?
Why should anyone re-create "pirate ship" events with cannon shots? Don't we hear enough gunshots on St. Thomas?
Pirates were slave traders. Do we need to re-enact that part of our legacy? This plan is appalling.
We can't change the past, but we can cherish our future.
Jane Higgins
St. Thomas