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PSC Needs to Get Its Act Together

Dear Source:
I couldn't agree more with Dena Langdon's brief question which is based on common sense rather than the legal machinations which can tie up any decision for donkey's years. When Walter Rice was head of the PSC, matters were addressed in short shrift and dealt with immediately where consumer questions about VITELCO's shortcomings were concerned.
There are still many good people working for Innovative but, in my opinion, Mr. Jeffrey Prosser's prime ownership and monopolistic control of the media in the U.S. Virgin Islands has resulted in a major deterioration of service in all areas from Cable TV to telephone service to the Daily News and Island Trader.
Simply by virtue of having "bought out" the USVI media in toto, some of his representatives have little to fear by leaving people on telephone-hold endlessly, sucking their teeth and fobbing off people with the "tomorrow, tomorrow" routine and providing abject, apathetically incompetent service to boot.
Mr. Prosser has already declared personal bankruptcy – and corporate bankruptcy in several of his other (ad)ventures. Assurances from the Prosser Empire were made that VITELCO itself wasn't included in these bankruptcy proceedings, but that changed just recently when another group of dissatisfied stateside investors filed suit against Prosser which included VITELCO. The PSC needs to get its act together, get organized, get educated and stop being sideswiped by the Prosser Empire's legal team whose legal tactics are simply devised to forestall, for as long as possible, an inevitable empiric collapse. And then where will communication here be? Back in the dark ages, I suppose.
The PSC should have stuck it's neck out a long time ago when it knew it couldn't bring together a forum and shame upon them for not having DEMANDED that our honored Governor act upon this issue and submit names of potential nominees for consideration. Are you a bunch of real wimps, or what?
It's interesting that in this whole ongoing trial regarding the Global Resources "non-contract" deal, evidence is slowly coming out that various government employees were intimidated into going along with the deal and signing off on paperwork because they were fearful that if they didn't do what was asked, they would be fired. Prosser's Empire, the honorable Governor's empire?
It would be nice to hope that in this election year things just might change for the better. Hope springs eternal!
Anna Clarke
St. Thomas

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