LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Governor Mapp ‘Give Us A Good Last Meal’ By Bob White
By ROBERT WHITE
This is an open letter to Gov. Kenneth Mapp.
Win or lose in politics there is still the “HOW WILL THEY REMEMBER ME?’ Remember you got a great number of votes from St. Croix. There are still weeks remaining of your rule.
How will WE remember you, it will be partly by what you do in the next weeks. It will be tempting to run away and hide these next weeks, please don’t.
Here are a few suggestions for you to get done this last month of your administration:
- Get your Public Works Department out and fix all the pot holes. The asphalt costs nothing and you control the government’s work force — get them out there.
- Grade the road to the marina in Gallows Bay and the road north of Frederiksted. You have the machinery and can make them do it.
- Get the dialysis unit open at the hospital. You have the trailers and can order employees to get them going.
- Do not let the Government Employees Retirement System board do a “behind-closed-doors” deal with the sale of Carambola. You know there are other qualified buyers who have been kept from having their offers presented to the board. Stand up and demand that ALL offers be made public or at least made to the GERS board. They are the sellers, and like any seller they want to know who has the best offer. Don’t let a few give it away.
In all my years of sailing, we always told the cook on board that no matter what good food they served on the long voyage, it was the last meal served to crew that would be remembered and talked about. GIVE US A GOOD LAST MEAL, and we will remember it always.
–Robert White, St. Croix. Robert W. White is a local architect and author. His latest book is called: RACHEL’S WHISPERS: The Mother of Alexander Hamilton.