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IRB OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

Stephen Monsanto, a high-ranking Internal Revenue Bureau official, was charged Tuesday with embezzling $195,883 from the IRB.

THARPES TURNS DOWN ELECTIONS BOARD SEAT

Yvonne Tharpes of St. John, who was seated on the Board of Elections with only six votes in the general election, has opted not to accept the position.

$32M FOR Y2K: TOO MUCH OR NOT ENOUGH?

Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg has questioned the need to spend $32 million on a Y2K compliance package but others say it may not be enough.

SPONSORS KEY TO INTERNATIONAL MATCH RACE

When the Second Annual Marriott Frenchman’s Reef International Match Race begins on December 10 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the focus will be on the extremely high caliber of the eight competing teams.

GOVERNMENT OUT OF GAS

Government vehicles, including emergency vehicles, were running on empty or not running at all over the weekend after gasoline wholesalers refused to supply any more gas.

VETERANS OFFICE LACKS BARE ESSENTIALS

Employees at the St. Thomas-St. John district Veteran's Affairs Office continue to function despite lack of budget, supplies and equipment.

SENATORS QUESTION Y2K FLIP-FLOP

Two senators have criticized Gov. Roy L. Schneider for vetoing legislation in July to create a Year 2000-complaince task force, then seeking a $32.4 million loan last week to ensure Y2K compliance.

ELECTIONS BOARD SNAFU SPARKS DEBATE

The Attorney General's Office has ruled that George Blackhall and Yvonne Tharpes won seats on the Board of Elections, despite getting fewer votes than other candidates.

HOTEL GROUP CHANGES NAME, BROADENS BASE

In a move to broaden its membership base and therefore its political clout, the St. Thomas-St. John has changed its name to the St. Thomas-St. John Hotel and Tourism Association.

FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON DADS

More than 12 dads and 35 children met Saturday at Coral World to address issues and concerns facing fathers in the territory.

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