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CORRUPTION CONCERNS POTENTIAL RESIDENTS

A Source reader from Hawaii was considering a move to St. Thomas. She and her husband came here. This is what they found.

PRISONER REHAB FUNDS AVAILABLE

The territory will receive $240,734 for fiscal year 1999 to provide substance abuse treatment to prisoners.

GIVENCHY LAUNCH TO BENEFIT ABUSE ORGANIZATIONS

When most people think of the name Givenchy, they think of French high fashion and fragrances.
So does Dellia Holodenschi, the Caribbean area manager for Parfums Givenchy, but her thoughts don't stop there. She envisions a gala event to unveil a new fragrance that features not only modeling of the latest Parisian designs but also educational outreach on social problems and fund-raising to benefit agencies that try to provide solutions to those problems.

RED CROSS GIFT CERTIFICATES

Red Cross gift certificates are now available.Give a gift of life by giving one to someone you love.

PROSSER GAVE S.E.C. HIS OWN TAX PROJECTIONS

By Jeffrey Prosser's own projections, he expected to pay nearly $73 million in income taxes alone on his telephone-related companies between 1998 and 2007. That took into account the five years of near-total tax breaks he received for the V.I. Telephone Corp. from the Industrial Development Commission, but now calls into question the amount he says he would save under the land-for-tax-break bill now on Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's desk.

IG: V.I. COULD BE THE BIG LOSER IN PROSSER DEAL

In a letter to Sen. George E. Goodwin, V.I. Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt said the benefits to businessman Jeffrey Prosser's Innovation Communications Corp. are "endless" under the so-called "Prosser bill." He recommended that the bill not be approved.

SALES TAX MEETS WITH OPPOSITION

Sen. Gregory A. Bennerson said his proposal to introduce an 8 percent tax on all net sales will generate much-needed revenue within the territory. His proposal was met with opposition from local business people who expressed concerns about the potential ill-effects the tax would have on tourism and the possibility that it would lower the islands' standard of living.

ST. THOMAS TALLYING UP FROM SINBAD

As the excitement surrounding the Sinbad Soul Music Festival begins to die down, local businesses are trying to catch their breath and assess the economic impact the five-day music festival had on the territory. Virgin Islands Taxi Association Vice President Stanley Liburd said business was booming for the association's 460 drivers.

VIRGIN ISLAND MUSICIAN RETURNS A GOOD DEED

Internationally acclaimed musician Dion Parsons has returned home to give something back to the community that gave him so much.

KEEP COMING BACK, SINBAD

"As I listen to a few people on 'talk radio' negatively portray the Sinbad Soul Music Festival," Catherine Lockhart-Mills writes, "I ask, where did we go wrong? What is wrong with us and our negative approach to success?"

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