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Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Here is a short update of some new items inside the St. Thomas Source. This is a partial list only.
Schools: Summer school for the elementary grades will start Monday for pupils whose parents and guardians submitted application forms in the spring.
Legal Notices: The Westin is accepting bids for soil remediation services…Here is where you will find what kinds of goods and services are needed by Economic Development Commission beneficiaries.
Local Government: The administration and the American Red Cross agreed formally Wednesday to cooperation and coordination in disaster and emergency efforts … The head of Fire Services says if the Legislature approves a supplemental appropriation of $500,000, the department can hire additional firefighters — and cut way back on overtime … Fifty-four government employees are taking computer courses to upgrade their skills via the on-line Department of Interior University.
Food: The Source introduces a Recipe of the Week feature. At the height of mango season, nutritionist Carol Bareuther offers hints on how to enjoy the juicy fruit and a guide to a great Mango Upside-Down Cake.
Lifestyles/Other stuff: Intrepid V.I. traveler Kirk Grybowski takes readers on a tour of Budapest's highly — and rightly — touted thermal spas and baths, with passing mention of massages, mud packs and more.
Community/Other stuff: The theme has been decided for Carnival 2002; now, the V.I. Carnival Committee is looking for a jingle to promote it.
Organizations: The Republican Party will host a pre-Independence Day celebration on June 29 on St. Thomas, with two prominent Washington, D.C., personalities as special guests.
Op-ed: Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Andrew Rutnik says where competition is concerned, the ultimate decision lies with the consumer, no matter how many advantages any one manufacturer has.
On St. Thomas, conflict at a town meeting in Nadir came down to what could be a choice between protecting the residents of St. Thomas's worst flood plain and protecting pond apples in the nearby mangroves.
On St. John, When Sunday's Reggae Night ran late with unannounced acts, headliner Quito Rhymer was forced to cut his show to a short half hour so he could catch a ferry.

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