A Virgin Islander Just Has Some Questions

Dear Source:

Does the United States Virgin Islands need to hold a referendum, as was previously attempted in 1993, to determine what the territory’s status should be?

How does Governor Mapp and our congress feel about the USVI being included on a list of 17 non-self-governing territories which the United Nations feels should be decolonized?

Would we be better off as a state, independent nation or as a non-self-governing “colony” as the U.N. deems us?

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Does the USVI need a new constitution?

How do V.I. senators feel about the United States’ response to our needs after Hurricane Irma and Maria?

Why was the aid designated on the US disaster relief bill given in the form of a loan?

What are the V.I. government’s plans to resolve the faults and issues within the public education system?

What are the V.I.  government’s plans to resolve the issues within the GERS system?

What are the V.I. government’s plans to resolve the issues within our healthcare system?

Will the V.I. government truly be able to issue all outstanding tax refund cheeks?

Should the government keep some of our federal rum revenues and allocate them to fund much needed critical services?

Do we need 15 senators?

Will a cut to the current amount of V.I. senators help with our budget crisis?

Can we trust leaders who have failed us time after time?

Does a vote mean anything?

These are just some questions.

Jezellia Sujanani of St. Thomas

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