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Wed Jun 21, 2017, 10:09 PM

Yacht Haven Grande Removes Crew And Vessel Carrying Confederate Flag From USVI Marina

ST. THOMAS — Yacht Haven Grande on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the incident that occurred at Brewers Bay on Sunday, where a vessel with three Caucasian men was seen prominently displaying a Confederate flag, swiftly igniting the ire of the Virgin Islands community, including Acting Governor Osbert Potter.

The men, according to Yacht Haven, were guests of its marina, with the company being made aware of the Sunday incident on Monday. “Yacht Haven Grande were made aware of the inappropriate actions/behavior of some marina guests, Monday afternoon the 12th of June, 2017. YHG took the immediate decision to remove the offending crew and vessel from the marina, as such the vessel departed YHG that same evening,” reads the statement.

It adds, “As a multi‐cultural, international company, IGY Marinas, and therefore YHG, take this form of inappropriate behavior very seriously. We, as part of the St. Thomas community, feel this was the correct and appropriate action.”

Mr. Potter on Tuesday moved to denounce the occurrence, which took place during the “What’s Going on St. Thomas” event which was a fundraiser for My Brother’s Workshop, according to Mr. Potter’s office. The attendees at the event were enraged and expressed concerns and offense towards the flying of the Confederate flag in the territory, according to Mr. Potter, who is currently serving as governor while Governor Kenneth Mapp is away.

Read more: http://viconsortium.com/featured/yacht-haven-grande-removes-crew-and-vessel-carrying-confederate-flag-from-marina/

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