The territory’s new Virgin Islands Senator At Large, Carmen Wesselhoft, issued a news release saying she had a working lunch with Governor John deJongh Jr. during which she highlighted her concerns about real estate development on St. John "related to leases that have not yet been granted." She said she asked that the Department of Natural Resources look into the matter.
The matter of leases is a new one, but it may just be a misunderstanding, the Inquiring Iguana believes. She may really be talking about zoning. DPNR is considering at least one development issue involving the Sirenusa condo project, but there has been no public discussion about leases. Iguana thinks the Senator is confused, and what she really means is real estate development on island, not retail or commercial leasing issues.
Wesselhoft also said she is eager for a new Police Commissioner to be named, and for a teacher
shortage at the Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay to be addressed, according to the Senator’s release which was published by the St. John Source.