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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, December 4, 2023
HomeNewsArchivesWHERE'S THE TEXT?


One week ago, at the end of the inaugural ceremony at Emancipation Garden, Dr. Gwen-Marie Moolenaar announced that a full report on the swearing-in, including the text of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's inaugural address, could be found following the
ceremony on the Turnbull-James website at www.turnbull-james.com.
With all due respect, where is it?
As the week has gone by, some things have appeared on the site, including photos of the inaugural balls, but so far no text of the governor's or lieutenant governor's inaugural addresses.
There is, however, a place set aside on the site for the speeches, complete with flashing messages saying, "Do It – Click
Here Now!"
Several calls to Government House have also not resulted in obtaining a copy of the addresses.
What is the problem? A simple explanation would probably suffice but that has not been forthcoming either.
We hope this is not a portent of the future with the new administration, which — to its credit — has promised complete and ready access for the people to all public information.
Addendum: The governor's public information team did fax copies of Turnbull's State of the Territory address to the media an hour or so after he finished giving it — a big improvement. As of late Monday night, the speech was not on the Turnbull-James website. Maybe Tuesday….

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