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THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IS BECOMING AN 'URBAN SLUM'

Dear Source,
I have been reading various online newspapers in an effort to find a location in which to retire. I currently live in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Dallas has been reported as one of the five most violent cities in the U.S. and is considered, with Fort Worth, the fifth largest metroplex in this nation.
I must comment on your islands and your news. Do you realize that you are creating an urban slum in the Virgin Islands? I have been shocked by the constant crimes of violence that your community tolerates. Your islands have so much to offer, but the crime runs off investors, and that lowers the value of your property and decreases your quality of life in the Virgin Islands.
Dr. Linda Chance
Dallas, Texas

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Dear Source,
I have been reading various online newspapers in an effort to find a location in which to retire. I currently live in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Dallas has been reported as one of the five most violent cities in the U.S. and is considered, with Fort Worth, the fifth largest metroplex in this nation.
I must comment on your islands and your news. Do you realize that you are creating an urban slum in the Virgin Islands? I have been shocked by the constant crimes of violence that your community tolerates. Your islands have so much to offer, but the crime runs off investors, and that lowers the value of your property and decreases your quality of life in the Virgin Islands.
Dr. Linda Chance
Dallas, Texas

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.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.