Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: Young people know of need to guide development
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Title: Young people know of need to guide development
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: December 3, 1993
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300919
Volume ID: VID00046
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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18 Environm ent Dily News. ridayDecembar 3.1993

Young people know of need to guide development
The other night, I was silting in ladyssid, "SC Thomas is oveNdel- are hbng dcbtoyed to makeway ipatli cpiacato deveold1 U
fine of my television set, watching opl' fo higwaysil .'tnc re of on onB infrat hei Ot Qirs, h
a lial public program called "Graf- T1at statement said something to tl he Virgin tlb falng paiW problem is that-rwears egw-
fiki Siet.'Some young people me if these young people could see Olm p onarily bealse of population. emmet did eil hais ea Oasarg
wereon thlehow debating about the problem We face as a people impact on al ivitromenL CQimo to goideihese isll' econMyl
whether hey should return to the ltday on t.Thomas in tlems of Davis also is at an all limne high. and our growth. Although ga zoning to
Virgin Islands aften they finish col. overdevelopyien, why are some of police force tCanmly control it. have some4ontrotl o devoltlpil
clg. Some students sl they fell our political leaders so ignorant Thie list of pbtoenms these islands the zoning tas have too lty
obligated to turn home to help the when it comes to controlling devel- Ouslnmunc g face ecnonolclly, environmentally loopholes.
Virgin islands community. opme inthese isnlands?.St and socrllyds long. Planning and NlatnadtRaiefo
Others felt that the Virgin Thomas is congested with vehicles, Howev, tlie rapid development in 19f9was gives the task of cal
Islands does not have anything to houses builtpoe one another and SL Thomas' roads cannot handle of these islands demands our atten- ing up with a master plan for the
offer them. One particitlar young overcrowded marinas, the demand any longer Buildings tion. Many of us do not realize the Virgin Islands. For two or more
years, the department's staff has
been working diligently on a master
plan that will benefit these islands
economically and environmentally.
Many public hearings were held on
all three islands in which people
See OLASEE, adnlg page

OLASEE: Final hearings set
(Caetued frm racing pfge) AchioeVe pelstmes and inarnsity
had Ste opportunity to voice thir of dvlosntnt that besl uses land
lpilfomnn and concerns about thsine r n inc throughttrt

t-r senhn n notgpreee-
at1e iaaal csiemnvatntion, .and -dev op
Shaff ve manage to many use lof ment prea i o the s a quasi-
Pr a am a mndber of thnserve omland- i en cand rametr of eablysh
plMones fortnd- and wanr-u social o emrnirt In the Vactrin eands-
aommny esmmive. As.a om t-
tee mnonobe. cy jobn is to makel.snuo Tine Wtnnimg ]Bosd oseno up
IM thle paer reisolect tha wishe of whet they dldtnvcoa Tine
a of those islander. I Save tern. dining Ioa- wit net be md
.erTaIs and their people, bunt onc this saysen has lbeen adopted
eapoiacti nie eavnoanotn that guide these s|a..ds mino the sh r
enss these islands mteh nic. nana; Also, lfour distracsi ware devel-
11te Arnnricn Paradis."
The goate of tihe ltnd- and pd for water tsen
r--e plean ore; -Tid month, the final public
Afclr-i panqality av hearings w'ill be hieldon thie lnd-
eametain a wet-pi d sad water-us plan. Ie
rclx of -i-itible, land nd tern v evn;ons to a.tend. With-ot a plan
a.of omi toadsad for these islands, development. we
tse~s, white preserving nine ini`ray may srun out of mcom before the year
"fl.eblsih a synen lfouhe
effoeetiv menagemene and u.2 of 01en Davis who holds a area-
lend resources= O41 of science degree in range ,a-
Prees *e and consaeve land enesndfcreony ecology, h-
rnoncn for economic, social su So. Croi-ree -n acnn'Lt and
community unsos.

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