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Charlotte Amalie
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Reaction to Carnival Proposal Process

Dear Source:
I am a writer/editor specializing in travel and tourism and have written about the Virgin Islands for national publications such as Caribbean Travel & Life and Caribbean Meetings & Events. While I applaud the effort to control accountability, I would urge the Department of Tourism to handle the bidding process earlier – a year in advance. Publications have deadlines to meet if they are to disseminate information designed to attract visitors. I had a September 5 deadline for a feature article on the Crucian Christmas Festival but unfortunately was unable to obtain a firm schedule or theme from representatives of the tourism department due to this bidding process so close to the start of the festival.

Chris Goodier
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.

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