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Exit Zero
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October 26, 2020 5:28 pm  

If you live here this is going to be an important planning effort and will only work with serious community support.

 

https://www.usvi2040.com/


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October 26, 2020 9:06 pm  

Thanks for sharing the link!

I've taken the survey and encourage everyone to spend a few minutes and thoughtfully answer the questions.

It's an easy (and anonymous) way to provide input and improve the chance that they will have a broad (and honest) data set to start this initiative.


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scout77
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October 27, 2020 7:48 am  

Thanks, the survey was thought provoking and well done.


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October 27, 2020 8:03 am  

I did the survey which was interesting. But, its doubtful there will be any revelations that incite action on the part of politicians now or in the future.

Anyone who has lived here for any length of time knows that nothing gets better in the VI. It only stays the same or gets worse.


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October 27, 2020 9:02 am  

What I find to be the most astounding thing about Vision 2040 is that the government plans to have it written and ready to launch by February 2021.

As most of us know, four months is about the time it takes for a message to get from an administrative assistant to a manager in the VI government.

I have been through a lot of strategic planning activities and NO WAY does it take just four months from announcement to a validated, data-driven finished project - even in the real world before COVID-19.

My thoughts? The surveys, town halls and focus groups are about confirmation and tweaking of a plan that is already drafted. Makes everyone feel good about participating and sharing input.

SPOTTS=Strategic Plan On The Top Shelf

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October 27, 2020 9:32 am  
Posted by: @vicanuck

I did the survey which was interesting. But, its doubtful there will be any revelations that incite action on the part of politicians now or in the future.

Anyone who has lived here for any length of time knows that nothing gets better in the VI. It only stays the same or gets worse.

Dude, you are a major bummer. There are plenty of things that have improved. It's obvious that you are burned out on the VI, so maybe you should find a new forum to hang out on. 


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October 27, 2020 10:14 am  
Posted by: @gators_mom

What I find to be the most astounding thing about Vision 2040 is that the government plans to have it written and ready to launch by February 2021.

I wonder if the GVI will have the money to pay the consultants when it comes time to launch.

I hope they got a deposit in advance.


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October 27, 2020 10:16 am  
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There are plenty of things that have improved. 

I must have missed them.


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October 28, 2020 3:39 am  

As far as surveys go, I thought this was one of the best if not the best I’ve taken for anything locally.  I did the one the police department put out too and it was a joke of you ask me.  

I heard some early data reporting on the Vision 2040 and found that my answers were very much in line with the responses they had so far.  Hopefully our input will go to some good use and not just give candidates a platform to stand on to get re elected and then abandoned.  


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October 28, 2020 8:32 am  

The quality of the survey was excellent.  Whoever put it together has done a good job. Most of the issues are obvious and and in your face that we do not need a survey. We all know that WAPA, grid, roads, internet, crime, healthcare, education have to be fixed. 

The question is how and where to get the money. 

Do we want more tourism and what kind of tourism is a valid question. 

I wish the survey touched on cannabis cultivation as an agricultural option. 

Building another silicone valley here is a pipe dream.

Not much room for heavy industry here either.  

certainly UVI has been an achievement and perhaps building and expanding on that base we could become educational center for Caribbean. The ill fated plans for med school backfired but perhaps expanding IT and computer science makes more sense. 


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November 23, 2020 2:14 pm  

Town Hall on multiple media outlets

 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/11/22/vieda-to-host-vision-2040-town-hall-meeting-on-november-23/


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November 25, 2020 9:16 am  
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Building another silicone valley here is a pipe dream.

While a agree that building another Silicon Valley is absurd if the internet were to be upgraded to fiber optic, which I believe is simply a “last mile” problem, that would open the door to number of technology based businesses and software experts working remotely.  This could greatly expand the economic options for the island/territory. 


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November 25, 2020 4:33 pm  

There are number of islands that offer visa to digital nomads. Bermuda, Barbados, Caymans, Iceland. This is just a tip of the iceberg. Everybody is competing for entrepreneurs.  Just bring your laptop and proof of offisland income over $80K and welcome. 


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