CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas -- The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate
rejected a proposed 25% room tax increase and a $5-a-day surcharge
on car rentals, two measures proposed last month by Gov. Charles
Turnbull to deal with an anticipated $144 million fiscal-year
The move was applauded by David Yamada, president of the St.
Thomas-St. John Hotel & Tourism Association, who said "this
isn't the time to increase the cost of a Virgin Islands