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islandjoan
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I certainly hope they are false but I wouldn't be surprised in the least if they were true.

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Topic starter Posted : May 9, 2014 12:26 am
IslandHops
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Doing business with any government agency shouldn't require an 'expediter'.

I think you're still misunderstanding that people who expedite business services for clients are doing something illegal. Such services exist all over the globe and are perfectly legitimate.

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No - I'm not misunderstanding anything and I stand by my statement. I specifically said I wasn't questioning your situation. I still don't believe that using an expeditior should be necessary in order to obtain a consistant and fair level or service from government offices.

My experience and observations with "expediters" is that they get paid to use their personal/family/political connections to jump the queue and avoid the rules/process that the rest of us try and abide by. For example; I guess you've never seen the "expediter" show up in the inspectors line at DMV with multiple sets of documents and walk away with them all stamped - without a single vehicle being present or checked. And don't try and tell me that's all part of the 'service'. The only ones being 'serviced' are the rest of us bending over while this is happening in plain sight.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:05 pm
caribstx
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Where there's smoke, there's fire.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:06 pm
Alana33
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Well, there is still nothing in the news about Dowe/White so much as it was an exciting exercise in speculation, it may have to be chalked up to "wishful thinking" on the part of the so-called informed source.

On the other hand, having a Federal Grand Jury indicting the former executive director of the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, "Lolo" Willis on charges of accepting bribes and engaging in extortion in the award of contracts is a big deal. I was wondering if and when something was going to ever come of the OIG Audit of the VI Legislature in 2010 - http://www.viig.org/pdf/audits/VI-IN-VIS-0001-2010.pdf

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:17 pm
Linda J
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Has there been any confirmation that any of the information posted here is true and has actually happened?

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:41 pm
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I believe that if a car is less than 3 years old then an inspection is not required, just registration renewal. At least it was that way back when my vehicles were new.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:44 pm
Alana33
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I would think that by now, something would have come out in the media whether radio or newspapers. There's been nothing that I have found. If it was true then it's got to be a first for "best kept secret" and we all know that is pretty rare with an actual arrest.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 12:49 pm
islandjoan
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Yeah I would think by now there would be some real news. However, I would imagine that the caribbean news website could be sued for libel if the news is not correct. It's one thing for us to discuss it here, but to post it as actual news on a supposed news website is another thing entirely. I must say I will be disappointed if it is not true, because we know that there is serious, entrenched, old boy network corruption rampant throughout government.

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Topic starter Posted : May 9, 2014 1:55 pm
IslandHops
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I believe that if a car is less than 3 years old then an inspection is not required, just registration renewal. At least it was that way back when my vehicles were new.

Not quite the same as where inspection sheets are checked off and stamped without the vehicle being present. I doubt there are many regular persons on this board who don't know a guy who knows a guy that you give $20+/- plus the cost of your renewal and it just gets handled. No inspection, no fuss, just the renewed reg + sticker handed back in a day or two. I refuse to participate in that 'expedited process' even though it does save a couple of frustrating trips to the DMV each year.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 2:06 pm
OldTart
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Yeah I would think by now there would be some real news. However, I would imagine that the caribbean news website could be sued for libel if the news is not correct.

I saw the link you posted not long after you posted it and it was a "dead" link. Click on it. It was simply not true.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 5:53 pm
speee1dy
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linda, in the avis it emphatically states it did not happen-no arrests were made and the erroneous info was taken down from the bvi online source

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Posted : May 9, 2014 6:15 pm
OldTart
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I doubt there are many regular persons on this board who don't know a guy who knows a guy that you give $20+/- plus the cost of your renewal and it just gets handled. No inspection, no fuss, just the renewed reg + sticker handed back in a day or two.

If you hear of anyone who'll do that on STT for only $20, please pass on the info. Thanks.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 6:20 pm
IslandHops
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I doubt there are many regular persons on this board who don't know a guy who knows a guy that you give $20+/- plus the cost of your renewal and it just gets handled. No inspection, no fuss, just the renewed reg + sticker handed back in a day or two.

If you hear of anyone who'll do that on STT for only $20, please pass on the info. Thanks.

Ha. In STT they probably charge twice that.
Last time I was "offered" the service here on STX it was only a Jackson. There is no way I would pass along that contact anyway. It only perpetuates this expediter bulshit (corruption) that I'm vehemently opposed too.

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Posted : May 9, 2014 7:58 pm
wanderer
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A friend told me she heard the news so I googled it:
http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/us-senator-usvi-port-authority-head-arrested-in-st-croix/
Not much news is reported there, other than they were arrested in a Federal investigation.

That appears to be some sort of hoax.
http://usvistar.com/dowe-says-story-that-two-usvi-senators-were-arrested-is-unsubstantiated-p1148-1.htm

"Both White and Dowe [...] stated that they were not on St. Croix at the time the article claims the arrests occurred."

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Posted : May 10, 2014 4:41 pm
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