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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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PASSING THE BUCK ON ST. THOMAS TRASH

We just recently moved here, and I cannot believe how people can take a beautiful place like this and trash it with illegally parked, abandoned vehicles — and nobody cares.
I have been trying for two weeks to get two vehicles moved that are blocking the road to our hotel. Should a fire truck try to reach us, it would be impossible.
I went to the police station, and was told to go to Public Works (buck passing). Then I was told that Public Works has nothing to do with abandoned cars.
I contacted the police again and was told the vehicles would be tagged and removed within 48 hours.
The cars are still there.
I feel first impressions are lasting impressions. I met a lady at the waterfront from Florida, and asked how she enjoyed her visit. She told me, "I paid $27 for a tour — to see a country full of wrecked cars and trash all over."
Not good first impressions. There needs to be concern and a concentrated effort to clean up St. Thomas to make first good impressions.
Michael E. Ratcliff
The Green Iguana Guesthouse

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