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GOVERNOR GRANTS LEAVE FOR INAUGURATION

Gov. Roy L. Schneider has granted administrative leave to non-essential government employees on all three islands from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, so they can participate in inaugural activities for Gov.-elect Charles W. Turnbull and Lt. Gov.-elect Gerard Luz James II.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Lots of Virgin Islanders have been back in St. Thomas for the holidays. Here are a few. Share with us some others!

DEC. 31 PAYROLL WILL BE MET, OFFICIAL SAYS

The V.I. government will meet payroll Dec. 31 and will continue its payments to vendors with no change of schedule, a top Finance official has told the Independent.

NEW BEGINNINGS

St. Thomas attorney Tregenza Roach shares his thoughts on the closing of Irmela's jewelry store, an institution in Charlotte Amalie.

TURNBULL'S CHALLENGE: TURN WORDS TO ACTION

Democratic Party stalwart Andy Rutnik of St. John reflects on the campaign, its message and the challenge for the Turnbull-James administration.

DAILY NEWS NAMES NEW CEO, CUTS MIDDLESWORTH

J'Ada M. Finch-Sheen has been named chief executive officer of the Daily News Publishing Co., which has cut all its ties to former CEO Mike
Middlesworth and his consulting group.

ROTARY EAST DONATES BOOKS TO 46 KIDS

As part of "Book Link," an ongoing project developed by Rotary East, 46 children at Rainbow Early Learning and Child Care Center were given early Christmas presents.

LEAGUE HONORS MILLS, CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

It has been 30 years since the founding of the St. Thomas - St. John Chapter of the League of Women Voters.

PFA TAKES NO ACTION ON YACHT HAVEN LEASE

The Public Finance Authority has urged the West Indian Co. board to keep the door open to negotiations with Malaysian developer Tan Kay Hock for a new hotel and marina at Yacht Haven in Long Bay.

V.I. OWES MARTIN P.R. FIRM $1 MILLION

Martin Public Relations has curtailed its out-of-pocket expenditures because the V.I. government's unpaid bills total about $1 million.

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