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Feb. 8, 2018

Question?

Why doesn't G.E.R.S include non-government workers with
tailored polices for each new member, ex: for small business
owners and their workers, independent contractors, artisans,
entertainers, etc.?

Suggestion:

The G.E.R.S owned Carambola property can be profitably
operated, serviced, furnished, supplied, etc., by GERS
membership, in addition, recycling the profits here on St.
Croix.

Carambola is located in our most pristine green space here
on St.Croix. The World traveling trend is growing in EcoTourism,
so we should be targeting environmental groups,organizations,
hiking associations, naturalist, who are looking for a more wilderness
experience.

Feedback:

Not to mention the feel of total discuss with how our
government officials have handle this crisis, I left the
meeting disappointed that my question was not asked and
the response to my suggestion was a brush off.

Their retort, at this point in time, the System would need
an exit plan if the projects were not successful.

This response was pretty much the same answer to any
question for G.E.R.S to support any proposal to financing
businesses that would create jobs and businesses that the
membership would support ex: gas stations,
supermarkets, taxi service, and casinos.

An exit plan, their plan seems to be that if the government
doesn't meet their obligations and there is no influx of new
membership and revenues, that all G.E.R.S assets would have
to be liquidated.

Now, if that is the case, my suggestion and others could be
implemented, and if unsuccessful, then selling the property
would be understandable. The financial status of Carambola
wasn't given, if it is not losing the System money than why
sell. In fact, the chairman was very defensive when it was
suggested that the Carambola property would be sold at a
loss.

The crucial question here is ,where to go from here?

Ivan Butcher II
St. Croix
Us Virgin Islands
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II
Friday, February 9th 2018 at 1:24PM
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