The United States Virgin Islands

Office of the Governor
Government House

Charlotte Amalie, V.I. 0802

Message from the Governor

As Governor and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority, I have been pleased with the progress that has been made over the past several months soliciting input from the community for the redevelopment and improvements to the Frederiksted Waterfront, Veterans Park and surrounding beaches.

I made a commitment to the business men and women and the people of St. Croix that i would do all within my power to develop this island into a world recognized visitor destination, promoting our rich culture, vibrant history and unique architecture. My administration has outlined the initiatives to aggressively work with the business community to develop an individual and specific tourism identity for St. Croix that would create a unique attraction to potential vacationers and one in which Virgin Islanders and Crucians in particular can be proud.

This administration is pledged to improve the image of the town of Christiansted and Frederiksted. Under my direction, we have partnered and made funds and resources available to Our Town frederiksted, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development and the St. Croix anti-Litter and Beautification Commission to support your efforts to rehabilitate, restore and clean the historic properties of both towns.

We have made progress in the design stages to enhance the majestic tribute to the Veterans Park and the frederiksted town area that highlights the beauty of our historic structures. we intend to address the salt pond to transform it to a living lagoon. a rejuvenated park beckons visitors to walk through the town and take in the beauty and the warmth of our people.

As we continue to improve and develop our natural resources on the island of St. Croix, i express my appreciation and gratitude to all of the community organizations as we continue to work together on this truly exciting project.

Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D.