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Note to New Port Authority Members

Dear Source:
If cruise ships come to St. Croix for bunkering cheaper fuel, why not send airlines to St. Croix for bunkering cheaper fuel?
We in St. Croix don't get any economic advantage out of bunkering cruise ships in STX, unless the passengers are allowed to get off (which they usually don't). Similarly, why not bunker the airlines on St. Croix: With the bunkering of airlines, at least St. Croix companies would get service fees, pay employees on St. Croix, and Rohlsen Airport would get landing fees (and we just might get one more regular Stateside airline flight to add to the corral of the only one we have).
How about it Port Authority? Give it a go!
Robert V. Vaughn
St. Croix

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Dear Source:
If cruise ships come to St. Croix for bunkering cheaper fuel, why not send airlines to St. Croix for bunkering cheaper fuel?
We in St. Croix don't get any economic advantage out of bunkering cruise ships in STX, unless the passengers are allowed to get off (which they usually don't). Similarly, why not bunker the airlines on St. Croix: With the bunkering of airlines, at least St. Croix companies would get service fees, pay employees on St. Croix, and Rohlsen Airport would get landing fees (and we just might get one more regular Stateside airline flight to add to the corral of the only one we have).
How about it Port Authority? Give it a go!
Robert V. Vaughn
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.