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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING CARNIVAL

Editor's note: Following are miscellaneous community announcements relating to V.I. Carnival activities. The article is being updated as material becomes available. For a detailed schedule of Carnival events, see the unofficial Source guide to Carnivall 2001, posted on both the Community/Other stuff and Showcase pages.
April 25, 2001 – Banks will have special hours through the end of the week,. V.I. Community Bankwill be closed Friday and Saturday. Chase Manhattan Bank will close all branches at 12 noon Wednesday. Thursday the Waterfront branch will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Estate Thomas hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All branches on St. Thomas and St. John will be closed Friday. Scotiabank branches will be open 9 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Thursday and closed Friday and Saturday. Banco Popular lobbies will be open 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday. Thursday Fort Mylner, Red Hook and Sugar Estate Branches will be opne from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hibuiscus Alley and Main brank will be open 1 – 5 p.m. All branches on St. Thomas will be closed Friday and Saturday.
All Water and Power Authority customer service offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. The St. Thomas customer service office will close at 12 noon Wednesday. The St. Croix customer service office will be open Satureday from 8 a.m. – 12 noon, but closed on St. Thomas.
All post offices on St. Thomas will be closed on Saturday, because of the Carnival Adults' Parade. A release from the U.S. Postal Service stated that the day is "one of the Virgin Islands' budgeted holidays, and there will be no retail services" on the island. However, it said, Express Mail will be delivered to residential and business customers, and holders of post office boxes will be able to access them as usual.
Telephone company offices throughout the territory will be closed Friday and Saturday in observance of the Carnival parade days, according to a release from Innovative Telephone. However, the release states, the repair service number, 912, will be in operation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Normal business hours are to resume Monday.
Downtown Charlotte Amalie workers coming from the east don't have to worry about finding a parking space in town Thursday morning as J'Ouvert is winding down. Shuttle service into town will be available between 8 and 9 a.m., according to a release from the V.I. Carnival Committee. Shuttles will depart from the old Grand Union parking lot. To learn more about this service, call the committee office at 776-3112.
The Pollyberg Texaco service station will be closed on Saturday because of the Adults' Parade, according to an advisory. The airport and Smith Bay Texaco stations will observe normal business hours.

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