“What’s the point?” seemed to be the consensus about the security fencing installed at the Cruz Bay ferry dock. At a town meeting hosted, Iris Kern, a resident, said, “The gates are farcical. Seven feet over (down the beach), you can land a boat.” She made it clear that the Homeland Security-financed fencing didn’t make her feel more secure, the St. John Source reported.. While Alfredo Alejo, another resident, pointed out anyone can drive onto the barges to come across from St. Thomas. Del. Donna Christensen, who sponsored the meeting, agreed when Alejo said, “You can get a lot more stuff in the trunk of a car than a knapsack.” St. John Administrator Julien Harley also attended the session at the Legislature Building. He said the Port Authority is working on a longer-term security plan that may make dock security more reasonable and effective.
e aired next March. “America’s Best Beaches” will highlight Trunk Bay as the “Most Beautiful Beach,” according to a release by Martin Public Relations, the territory’s p.r. firm. Trunk was lauded for its “family-friendly, tranquil waters; soft, silk-like sand; comfortable amenities and the breathtaking greenery.”