New governor says the right things

Gov. John deJongh brought the traveling inauguration show to St. John this week. "Saving the best for last," said Brion Morissette as he made an introduction for the crowd at Cruz Bay Park, according to the St. John Source.

DeJongh pledged to "initiate a master plan" for the island, the report said.  The Governor also pledged to spend a time on island, paying attention to challenges including real estate and development, as well as the quality of public services.  He tried to calm anxious residents that the ongoing real estate re-assessment will result in huge tax increases. (If the bills are ever issued.  They were not in 2006.)  DeJongh said, "Taxes can be adjusted."

The Source also said the Governor also will pay attention to the island’s need for a public high school and that many government services are inconveniently available only on St. Thomas.

The Gov.’s Web site is http://www.governordejongh.com/.

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