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IT'S TIME TO GIVE HOSPITALS SOME MUSCLE

"Our hospitals need to be run by boards that are in partnership with the staff, and not beholden to what is, of necessity, a political branch of government," writes Judith Bourne, as the debate over hospital autonomy intensifies.

CHILD-CARE FACILITIES MUST BE LICENSED

Private and parochial schools that serve children under age 5 must be licensed by the Human Services Department, Commissioner Sedonie Halbert has reminded the public.

ANTILLES SCHOOL GALA DINNER AUCTION

Antilles School holds its annual dinner auction, "Caribbean Pirates," starting at 6 p.m. March 27 at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort.

INNER WHEEL GIVES EQUIPMENT TO HOSPITAL

Inner Wheel of St. Thomas has donated an intensive care system to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital's nursery unit and a neonatal/adult vital signs monitor and oxygen analyzer sensor to the pediatrics ward.

SIBILLY NUTRITION FAIR IS MARCH 24

Joseph Sibilly Elementary School will hold its annual Nutrition Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the school's yard. Exhibit, general nutrition information, food displays and food samples will be featured.

MEDIA WATCH

So what's new in the news media? Jean Etsinger, who is "the" journalism department at the University of the Virgin Islands, fills us in on people, policies and progress.

FREENET SERVICE BACK BUT WITH FEWER LINES

Rumors that the VIP FreeNet is dead are greatly exaggerated, according to founder Peter de Blanc, whose company, COBEX, provides the Internet connection, system administration and maintenance.

A NEW FLAG FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

What does the Virgin Islands flag really have to do with the Virgin Islands, Frank J. Jordan wonders. And wouldn't the millennium be a good time to change it?
And what do our readers think, he asks.

DPW ACCEPTING TRANSIT GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Department of Public Works is accepting applications for the federally funded Section 5310 Grant Program. The grant provides funding to non-profit organizations to purchase accessible vehicles and related equipment to transport the elderly and persons with diabilities. The application deadline is March 25.

INSURANCE EXAM SCHEDULED MARCH 30

Prospective insurance agents, adjusters and brokers are advised that the next insurance exam is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30.

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