I read the Source everyday, even when I'm not in my house in St. Thomas. I use the laptop to find out what is going on. Many times I get frustrated and a little bit angry. My first impulse is to write to you to express my opinion. But, most of the time, I manage to cool down and let bygones be bygones. Today, however, I could not use the same strategy and I have to let off steam through this email.
Many elected officials or people who have been appointed to special positions have a serious case of delusion. In this particular case, it is the director of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce. It would be helpful if he could explain where the Virgin Island government is going to take over 30 million dollars to build the Crown Bay complex. The last time I heard, the fairy godmother was broke. If this man has a way to raise that kind of money, he should do something to rescue the public school system. The revocation of accreditation of the high schools in the islands will cause a serious problem. After finishing the high school program, the students will have to take the GED test in order to have a high school diploma that is recognized. Can you imagine applying to the best universities with a GED diploma? That is almost impossible. The spokesperson for the teachers' union suggested that the Middle States Organization give a 90 days grace period. Where have they been? The Middle States has already given years of grace period to the V. I. schools.
Back to Crown Bay. I don't believe the cruise lines will have any problem finding another island eager to accept their offer. The government should negotiate with the cruise lines for their best offer, but in any circumstance, don't let this be another good business deal that, like others, fell through the cracks. Come on people, wake up.
Fortuna, St. Thomas
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DON'T LET CROWN BAY FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS
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