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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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What's All the Talk About?

Dear Source:

There's an old saying, "every country gets the government it deserves". I thought by electing our new governor, the people of the Virgin Islands were voting for change, a new direction. If that's the case, then the 27th legislature is voting against what the people voted for. The prior administration was a government who failed its people, failed to live up to its promises. Are we not going to give this new government a chance to prove it when it comes to education?
The appointment of Dr. Spampinato is only the beginning of the process. It will take years for the turn-around. There will be more Dr. Spampinatos in the future. She's just the person this governor picked to start this fight. This shouldn't be a fight amongst ourselves. The big job is to educate our people. What's all this bickering about? She didn't get to have a "Dr." in front of her name for nothing, I'm sure it was earned, tenfold.
Give John DeJongh a chance, give Dr. Spampinato a chance. If they fail, then you have something to talk about. If they succeed, well then there's nothing to talk about except the other 5,000 things on the agenda!!!
George Hollander
St. John

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