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Robert Sells Case Should Not Divide St. John

I am a homeowner and part time resident of St. John. I rent long-term to locals. My friends are local business owners, not tourists. In renovating my rental property, I have, to the best of my ability, used local labor, resources and materials.
I believe the racial harmony on St. John is key to our continued tourism and the top ratings we get in all of the international travel journals and magazines. If the tranquility goes, so will the money and the tourists. It's as simple as shooting yourself in the foot. We need a wake up call!
Not knowing either party in this matter, but being extremely cognizant of the circumstances, I think the outcome is fair and just. I do believe glorifying either party is a miscarriage of public trust. I don't believe the public ever got the entire truth, but so be it. Everyone should live with the outcome as being the best expression of justice that is available under the circumstances.
With everything else that is going on in the world, how can we stoop to fight within ourselves? Neither race here engages in terrorism, neither race is unable to relate to the other. Our brotherhood is what separates us from the savages who are blowing up planes and major landmarks. We need to be united as we stand rather than divided as we fall.
With respect to all and love for St. John,
Judith A. Rose
St. John

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