Having served in two previous conventions, I would like to offer the following comments about this one. However much time is given to the convention to finish writing the document is how long it will take to write it. As the saying goes: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel. The delegates have had ample time to review previous documents and decide what sort of document would best serve our current needs. That is not work for staff to do. That is work that the delegates need to do for themselves, and it would seem that many have not done their homework.
I would further suggest that if the document does not give equal rights to everyone legally living in the US Virgin Islands, it will be rejected by the majority of the voters.
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