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IS ST. THOMAS 'MORE IMPORTANT THAN ST. CROIX'?

Dear Source:
Here we go again, St. Thomas is more important than St. Croix…..
The Governor just called for a Special Session of the Legislature so that they can expedite the process of approvals for the Yacht Haven reconstruction. With typical political hypocrisy the Governor scolds the Legislature and says that this is needed as soon as possible in order to revive the Virgin Islands economy. "The Virgin Islands economy, or the St. Thomas economy? Let's get it right!"
Why hasn't the Governor done the same thing for both the Golden Gaming and the Robin Bay projects on St. Croix? Which economy is worse off, St. Thomas or St. Croix? It is obvious that you don't have to work for Jeffery Prosser to figure this one out. If Mr. Turnbull is so concerned about the Virgin Islands economy as a whole, then he needs to push for the capital improvement projects on St. Croix just as he does for the St. Thomas projects. Maybe the Federal Government needs to look into how much the St. Thomas projects are paying the administration officials to get their projects going.
Then there's the President of the Legislature, St. Croix Senator David Jones, or is he a St. Thomas Senator? I think most of us are still trying to figure this one out, St. Croix or St. Thomas??? Several months ago, at a hearing about the dreaded VLT's and the St. Croix Casino industry, Mr. Jones laughed at the statement someone made, and said that the Casino bill was enacted several years ago and it has been a failure. How can it be a success when Mr. Jones and the rest of the so-called St. Croix Senators or Virgin Islands Senators make the approval process for permits, zoning, etc. as difficult as possible?
Why doesn't Mr. Jones take the lead and ensure that the St. Croix economy is taken care of? If the St. Croix economy is propelled forward, it will only help the St. Thomas economy. Most of the general fund is used over there anyway. Let's have special sessions and push these capital improvement projects forward. Or should the Federal Government also look into how much the St. Thomas projects are slipping into the pockets of the Senators.
It is time that our Hypocritical Politicians stop taking care of St. Thomas alone, and stop forgetting about St. Croix. If you looked at any of the news in Puerto Rico for the past year, many politicians past and present are going to jail because of "Special Interests". Mr. Jones, Crucians voted for you, not Thomians.

Edwin Torres,
St. Croix

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Dear Source:
Here we go again, St. Thomas is more important than St. Croix.....
The Governor just called for a Special Session of the Legislature so that they can expedite the process of approvals for the Yacht Haven reconstruction. With typical political hypocrisy the Governor scolds the Legislature and says that this is needed as soon as possible in order to revive the Virgin Islands economy. "The Virgin Islands economy, or the St. Thomas economy? Let's get it right!"
Why hasn't the Governor done the same thing for both the Golden Gaming and the Robin Bay projects on St. Croix? Which economy is worse off, St. Thomas or St. Croix? It is obvious that you don't have to work for Jeffery Prosser to figure this one out. If Mr. Turnbull is so concerned about the Virgin Islands economy as a whole, then he needs to push for the capital improvement projects on St. Croix just as he does for the St. Thomas projects. Maybe the Federal Government needs to look into how much the St. Thomas projects are paying the administration officials to get their projects going.
Then there's the President of the Legislature, St. Croix Senator David Jones, or is he a St. Thomas Senator? I think most of us are still trying to figure this one out, St. Croix or St. Thomas??? Several months ago, at a hearing about the dreaded VLT's and the St. Croix Casino industry, Mr. Jones laughed at the statement someone made, and said that the Casino bill was enacted several years ago and it has been a failure. How can it be a success when Mr. Jones and the rest of the so-called St. Croix Senators or Virgin Islands Senators make the approval process for permits, zoning, etc. as difficult as possible?
Why doesn't Mr. Jones take the lead and ensure that the St. Croix economy is taken care of? If the St. Croix economy is propelled forward, it will only help the St. Thomas economy. Most of the general fund is used over there anyway. Let's have special sessions and push these capital improvement projects forward. Or should the Federal Government also look into how much the St. Thomas projects are slipping into the pockets of the Senators.
It is time that our Hypocritical Politicians stop taking care of St. Thomas alone, and stop forgetting about St. Croix. If you looked at any of the news in Puerto Rico for the past year, many politicians past and present are going to jail because of "Special Interests". Mr. Jones, Crucians voted for you, not Thomians.

Edwin Torres,
St. Croix

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.