Well — that explains a lot! The reason St. Croix does poorly in the tourism market is because our tourism director says it deserves to! And aren't the national media going to have a heyday with her quote that St. Croix is "one of the filthiest islands in the Caribbean"!
We may be underpromoted and overpotholed, but we are not filthy. I invite Ms. Richards to visit and I will personally show her the beauty of the big island.
Editor's note: Although Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards grew up on St. Thomas, she has been a St. Croix resident for many years.
We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher's note : Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice … click here.