It finally sounds like the voters of the Virgin Islands have the chance to elect a governor who understands the basic issues facing the territory. I have always read John de Jongh's articles in the Source with great interest and admiration for his straightforward approach and ability to cut to the heart of the problems that plague our islands. I hope he will receive the support of the voters, I hope people will listen to what he has to say and not turn a deaf ear simply because he is perceived as pro-business and one of the "haves." It is precisely that way of thinking that put the islands in the dire predicament they now face. We need his pro-active approach and we need it now.
Best of luck to you, Mr. deJongh. I wish I could vote for you personally, but will do my best to support you!
Chicago, Ill./St. Croix
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