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Monday, November 28, 2022
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The Rum Booth at the Airport

Dear Source:
My friends arrived with their 6 year old twins. I haven't been to the airport lately, so I told them to get a punch. They found only rum. What do you do with 2 kids who are thirsty under the circumstances? I asked for water – they didn't have any. What kind of a welcome is this? I found out the Government of the VI is paying Cruzan for this incredible marketing opportunity.
They should be donating it, or even paying us. And something should be available for kids, even if only water on our budget, which can afford to pay off what is probably the most profitable commercial enterprise in the territory. I further learned that other locals have commented on this embarrassing situation, but nothing is done.
It makes the place look like we are expecting a bunch of college kids on spring break. Can't we get Tourism to do something about this? I have already written to them and am eagerly awaiting their justification for this outrage.
Carol LeKashman
St. Thomas

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