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Good Feelings About St. Thomas and Cousin Mario


Dear Source:
I received a copy of the above article from my cousin Mario. It was heartwarming to read about him and Lana Lee and Euphoria. He is someone to watch. He is an excellent businessman and I know will do well and at the same time give back to St. Thomas. Mario, my husband and I visited St. Thomas in 2005 and spent time on Jost Van Dyke and Tortola (where I spent a lot of time as a child), after a twenty-year hiatus. It was one of the most memorable trips I have taken. I got a chance to view the bronze statue of J. Antonio Jarvis, who was my godfather. I spoke with Terrence Todman, a long-time friend of my father, and saw so many relatives throughout the trip. My grandmother was Princess Sandrine Sewer, the island matriarch of Jose Van Dyke. I was born in St. Thomas to Irene Chinnery and Conrad Govine and left when I was in grade school at St. Peter and Paul to go to New York. Every year until I was 21, I visited the islands and spent time with relatives.
Gerda Govine

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