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GROUP TO HONOR ADA-COMPLIANT BUSINESSES

Dec. 5, 2003 — Ten businesses and one government agency will be cited for their cooperation in bringing the territory more into compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Virgin Islands Advocacy announced Friday that it will honor the entities in a ceremony set for Friday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the group's offices at 63 Estate Carlton in Frederiksted.
"Virgin Islands Advocacy has long been supportive of the struggle of people with disabilities in the Virgin Island," VIA Executive Director Amelia LaMont said. "Our goal is to secure equal and full participation in the life of the community for every individual."
The businesses to be cited are Centerline Cash & Carry, The Corner Shop, First Bank Sunny Isle, Mobile Locksmith, Presto Dry Cleaners, Rooftops, Sunny Isle Shopping Center, People's Drugstore, Schuster's Rehabilitation and the West Indian Company. The Election System of the Virgin Islands will also be honored.
VIA is federally funded and designated. Some 16,000 disabled persons live in the territory, VIA said.

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