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Not Much Has Changed for the Better

Dear Source:
I recently went home to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday on St. Croix. I was asked my opinion on various island issues. Based on what I observed, I believe excerpts from "Oh Trinidad" from a famous calypsonian Garfield Blackman aka Lord Shorty can best summarize what my words failed to express and why after being gone for 29 years, not much has changed for the better.
Trinidad, Oh Trinidad, times are rough times are hard your sons and daughters everyday, leaving home going away. But those of us who remain frustrated like hell, some of us going insane, some locked in a cell wake up from your slumber our future is in danger
Your Caribbean sisters watching all your blunders, they say you live too long with he, they condemn you openly they say you are stagnated making no progress, your children are frustrated your home in a mess
You are grateful yes I know for things he did long ago but how long can gratitude last, Oh Trinidad forget the past with someone new it might be rough, but isn't it now, I'm telling you, we've had enough, we'll make out somehow. Change is inevitable, don't sit on your bottom and wait for a miracle.

The processes in place have failed in their primary responsibility "to do what's in the best interest of the Virgin Islands."
Albert K. Gibbs
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Dear Source:
I recently went home to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday on St. Croix. I was asked my opinion on various island issues. Based on what I observed, I believe excerpts from "Oh Trinidad" from a famous calypsonian Garfield Blackman aka Lord Shorty can best summarize what my words failed to express and why after being gone for 29 years, not much has changed for the better.
Trinidad, Oh Trinidad, times are rough times are hard your sons and daughters everyday, leaving home going away. But those of us who remain frustrated like hell, some of us going insane, some locked in a cell wake up from your slumber our future is in danger
Your Caribbean sisters watching all your blunders, they say you live too long with he, they condemn you openly they say you are stagnated making no progress, your children are frustrated your home in a mess
You are grateful yes I know for things he did long ago but how long can gratitude last, Oh Trinidad forget the past with someone new it might be rough, but isn't it now, I'm telling you, we've had enough, we'll make out somehow. Change is inevitable, don't sit on your bottom and wait for a miracle.

The processes in place have failed in their primary responsibility "to do what's in the best interest of the Virgin Islands."
Albert K. Gibbs
Gaithersburg, Md.

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.