DeJongh and the Rest of Us

Dear Tradewinds,
I guess the people spoke — voting twice to have Mr. deJongh and Mr. Francis be our voice in government. But Mr. deJongh can not do all we hope for or expect without the rest of us.

It’s clear that we needed and wanted a change and it’s up to us to make sure that happens.

Together we need to make sure our vote meant something and that it counts. They work for us and it’s our job to watch them. The money allotted from the federal government has places to go like school books for the students, street lights in Fredericksted, and to help small businesses so that our youth have jobs. The money is not for body guards, limos, or family vacations.

It’s up to us to make sure they do their jobs — it’s not enough to vote and let go. I, for one, will be watching every move they make in the name of  our islands. Let’s make sure the ones we elected to be our voice do just that.

In the heat of elections there are a lot of promises made. If you are old enough to vote, you know they are just words. What matters is their actions. Now we will see that our Governor does what is best for the rest of us.

Joanne Sica