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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, November 26, 2022
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The Aftermath of the Turnbull Administration

Dear Source:
First he received approval for retroactive salary increases for the Senators, the Lt. Governor and himself. Then he approved 26 pardons and 11 commutations. What next? This man is on a rampage in light of his departure from the ranks! His actions show no regard for the people of the Virgin Islands and can be stamped as solely self-servant actions. This is an outrage!
Turnbull is making sure that both Governor DeJongh and Lt Governor Francis have their work carved out for them or is it that he is intentionally binding their hands. Limiting the type of progress that can be implemented with a new administration that touts more financial and political experience than most administrations that have come before them.
The citizens of the Virgin Islands need to stand up and demand resolve for the final actions of Turnbull. I am not sure how this man can sleep at night, in light of his actions. He should be ashamed of himself! People of the VI do not lay sub-servant to such disregard for your future and the safety of your environment; shout out your disgust, make it such that reversal of both actions is inevitable.
Look around you and reflect. Ask yourself questions such as: when have nurses last received raises? Firemen? Police? Sanitary workers? When have the people that maintain the day-to-day fabric of your islands received a small penance for their hard work? In your reflection you will know without a doubt that the salary increases are ill placed!
Then move on to the next approved actions as ask yourself: Has crime subsided during the Turnbull Administration or steadily worsened? Is it safe for your children to play outside? Do you fear for your safety? In your reflection you will know without a doubt that 26 pardons and 11 commutations is unheard of and a disgrace to the VI Justice system! Our previous governor is basically saying that the judicial system does not know what they are doing. The Nerve!

Belinda A. Jackson
St. Croix

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