We are now in the final week before the Primary and what a journey it has been. I would like to extend my eternal gratitude to our family, friends, and campaign volunteers for their support, and especially to you, my fellow Virgin Islanders who opened up your hearts and your homes to Angel and me. I am forever honored to have been a part of your lives, as I am forever honored that you are a part of mine. The beauty of the Virgin Islands is not only in our sun, sand, and sea; it is also in the smiles of our People and we have been blessed with an extremely rich culture for us to continue to preserve for future generations. As such, in today’s broadcast, I discussed the tenth and final target: our plans to Preserve our History, Culture, and Diversity.
For the last ten weeks, we have presented our plans for the future of the Virgin Islands and we envision, through your eyes, a prosperous future for our Territory. This is not a game. This is our life, our children, our families, our communities, our education, our safety, our money, our health, our future, our islands, our Territory, and we have the power.
Virgin Islanders, our time is now. The status quo has got to go and this time our voices will be heard. On Saturday, August 2nd, Let’s Do It!
We are fortunate as a Territory to be in close proximity to approximately 30 island nations and we are even more fortunate that many Virgin Islanders have roots in other islands throughout the Caribbean, making the effort to strengthen relations with other Caribbean nations very important in ensuring the future stability and sustainability of our economy. In fact, both Angel and I are both of Puerto Rican descent and we are the only team who are fluent in Spanish, which can serve us well considering that Puerto Rico is one of our closest Caribbean island neighbors and a regional economic powerhouse. As such, we are committed to the creation of long-lasting relationships with our Caribbean brothers and sisters, reaching out to the islands that bore and bred many of our fellow Virgin Islanders and that many of us also call home, and propel us toward fulfilling our rightful place as the Crossroads of the Caribbean.
In this morning’s broadcast, I outlined the ninth target of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015, our plans to Strengthen U.S. and Caribbean Relations. Please join me next Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 where I will outline the last target of the Economic Recovery Plan of 2015. Let’s Do It!
It is our shared Caribbean heritage, our melting pot peppered with the cultural spices brought to our shores from all of our Caribbean island neighbors, that is the great beauty of the Virgin Islands and truly keeps us all United in Pride and Hope. This weekend, I attended and was the Diamond Sponsor of the Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion, one such event that demonstrates our continued Virgin Islands Pride in our shared Caribbean heritage, featuring cricket clubs from the USVI, BVI, Dominica, and St. Kitts & Nevis and attended by approximately 4,000 people. It was a joy to witness Virgin Islands brothers and sisters with family roots throughout the Caribbean representing the great breadth and depth of the African diaspora stand united, together as one, here in our Virgin Islands. It is in witnessing the brotherhood of our nations and envisioning the continued growth of our sociopolitical relationships with all of our Caribbean neighbors, that my commitment to this effort continues to be solidified.
We envision the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Crossroads of the Caribbean, the premier economic and cultural hub of the region. We envision the U.S. Virgin Islands as the center for medical services, sporting, and other major events, as well as the hub for technology, financial, and other professional services enabled by our increasing technological capabilities. All of this and more is possible, and the Donastorg-Torres Team is ready to lead us into our global future. This is our chance for change, our time is now. On August 2nd, Let’s Do It!
Like many of you, my sisters, other family members and friends invested their hard earned money throughout the years into the GERS in the hopes of securing their retirement just to find once they retired, that the funds that they invested in their years of service to our Territory and that they expected to receive upon retirement are not available for them. My fellow Virgin Islanders, we can no longer allow the financial trust between our Government workers and the GERS to be broken. We can no longer allow for our retirees to be thrown into financial instability and uncertainty after their years of dedication and commitment to our Territory; and we can no longer allow for our retirees and their families to suffer as a result of the lack of income that they expected, they earned, and they deserve.
In this week’s broadcast, I outline our eighth target of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015, our plans to Restore the Government Employees Retirement System. Please continue to join me every Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 as I prepare to discuss the last two targets of our Plan for the future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Let’s Do It!
We are tremendously blessed as Virgin Islanders to celebrate each year two reminders of our power to band together and free ourselves from systematic oppression: July 3rd, Emancipation Day and July 4th, Independence Day.
My fellow Virgin Islanders, we hold the same power as did our ancestors and our forefathers. As our own Declaration of Independence, whenever our Government becomes destructive of our unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, it is our RIGHT as the People of the U.S. Virgin Islands to alter it and institute NEW Government, laying its foundations on the principle of organizing its powers from the consent of the People to secure our Safety and Happiness – and as such, in this broadcast, I present to you the seventh of the ten targets of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015, our plans to Establish a Government by the People, of the People, and for the People of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Please join me every Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 where I will continue to outline the Donastorg-Torres platform and our Plan for the future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Let’s Do It!
Each day I awaken in our island home, I remark that we are truly blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is our God-given duty to share our blessings with the rest of the world. When we mention our plans to Implement New Innovations in Tourism, please note that our intention is not to imply that we will implement any changes that will negatively impact existing tourism outlets. In fact, our plans to implement new innovations serve to enhance the current tourism product by adding additional tourism opportunities to our repertoire and encouraging the sustainable growth of our tourism market.
Please click to listen to my broadcast which aired today on WSTA where I outline the sixth target of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015: Implement New Innovations in Tourism and please join me every Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 where we will continue to outline our Plan for the future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Let’s Do It!
It is no secret that I love the Virgin Islands and as such, I truly enjoy sharing our plans for the bright and prosperous future that the Donastorg-Torres team envisions for our Territory. Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the VI Decision 2014 Forum, sponsored by Speak the Word Ministries International in St. Croix. However, although I was extremely under the weather battling the flu, it was of the utmost importance to me to ensure that I was present no matter what to answer the many questions and concerns that are important to our fellow Virgin Islanders and to address the vexing issues that continue to impact the future of our Territory. My commitment to all of you is and will always be unwavering. I believe in Service Over Self and I remain committed to serving you, my fellow Virgin Islanders and ensuring that your voices are heard. Your concerns are very important to me, your issues are very important to me, your voices are very important to me, and together, we must make sure that our voices are heard on August 2nd. Prosperity for all Virgin Islanders is my number one priority and I will not stop until we have reached the brighter, better future that we deserve.
I would like to thank Pastor Dexter Skepple and Apostle Samuel Carrion for your gracious invitation and I would also like to thank the other Gubernatorial hopefuls in attendance – my fellow Democrats Marvin Pickering and Moleto Smith, Jr. and Independent Candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt – for their participation and for sharing my passion for improving our beloved Territory. Let’s Do It!
First and foremost, we need to take back our communities and make sure that we are no longer living in fear. As many of you know, I am a former Firefighter with the Virgin Islands Fire Service and most recently, the Fire Chief of the District of St. Croix. In my role as Fire Chief, I was not only responsible for the efficient operation of all of the Fire Houses in St. Croix, but I also interacted closely with the Police Department and EMTs. Therefore, I know firsthand many of the issues that we continue to face as First Responders and how inefficiencies in coordinated response efforts, among other issues, impact our safety here in the Virgin Islands. Because of my experiences and the experiences of my Firefighter, Police, and EMT brothers and sisters along with the many fears and frustrations that we hear from you everyday throughout the Virgin Islands, the Donastorg-Torres Team had made the improvement of public safety one of our top priorities.
Please click to listen to my broadcast which aired yesterday on WSTA where I outline the fifth target of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015: Improve Public Safety.
Please join Adlah and me every Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 where we will continue to outline our Plan for the future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are ready to continue to serve the People of the Virgin Islands. Let’s Do It!
Congratulations to Virgin Islands’ own Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs on winning the 2014 NBA Championship. Who knew that as young Timmy was growing up swimming on the island of St. Croix that he would one day become one of the greatest players in NBA History! We are indeed very proud of our island son and we should all strive to ensure that we secure the future successes of generations to come.
In order to ensure a brighter future for our Territory, we must first ensure a brighter future for our children and emerging young leaders. While education is certainly an important cornerstone for building a solid foundation, we must also remember those supporting mechanisms such as extracurricular activities, professional and vocational exposure, and the availability of career opportunities that will create well-rounded young Virgin Islanders who are poised to serve as our next generation of leaders.
Please click to listen to my broadcast which aired yesterday on WSTA where I outline the fourth target of our Economic Recovery Plan of 2015: Invest in Our Children and Support Young Leaders.
Don’t forget to join me every Monday morning at 7:30am on WSTA 1340 where I will continue to outline our Plan for the future of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Let’s Do It!
NOW ON YOUTUBE: “Let’s Do It!”: The Official Documentary of Adlah A. Donastorg! Click to watch the FULL-LENGTH VERSION as premiered in theaters across the Virgin Islands.
I want to share all of me with all of you. Come take a journey through my life of public service to our Territory with those who know me best – Virgin Islanders just like you and me. Thank you again to all of those who came forth to share my story and our experiences together. Please share with a Friend (or FIVE!). Friends of Donastorg-Torres, Let’s Do It!