83.2 F
Cruz Bay
Thursday, May 23, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesSAYING NO TO A CFO


Dear Source,
I am in agreement with those who are against the delegate-proposed bill to create a chief financial officer for the Virgin Islands.
While it is admirable of the delegate to sort solutions to the growing financial problems of the Virgin Islands, the creation of the CFO position is indeed a step backwards toward colonialism. While many states and cities on the mainland are trying to limit the federal government involvement in local governmental affairs the delegate is trying to further involve the federal government in local Virgin Islands affairs. What the delegate is saying in an indirect way is that the local elected officials are incapable or not qualified to handle this type of problem.
The delegate must take look at the other states on the mainland which almost all of them are facing very difficult financial problems at this time but not one of their senators or congressmen are running to congress to create a CFO. What is this saying about the Virgin Islands? Think about it.
Kurt Estrill
Miami, Florida

Editors 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
Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice… click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.