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February 24, 2005

It just doesn't make any sense...

There are a lot of ways to look at a lot of things in this world. One simple rule is known as the "smell test". This story just doesn't pass it, and the Lt. Governor should come clean:

Dollar figures in Eagle deal are trade secret, Richards says
By TIM FIELDS
Wednesday, February 23rd 2005

ST. THOMAS - Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards reiterated Tuesday that the pricing structure used by American Eagle in a government contract to add flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix is a trade secret and cannot be divulged to the public under V.I. law.

"We must obey our own laws, shouldn't we?" Richards said at a press conference at his office on St. Thomas.

Senate President Lorraine Berry said Richards is using "trade secret" as an excuse in order to shift the emphasis from what is at stake - that the public will be paying for it.

In December, the V.I. government entered into a contract with American Eagle, doing business as Executive Airlines, that guarantees the company a minimum amount of revenue for flying three daily round-trips between St. Thomas and St. Croix from Jan. 2 to May 1. If that level is not met, the territory has agreed to pay the difference.

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Posted by afinta at February 24, 2005 09:55 AM