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FOUR NOMINEES ON ST. THOMAS TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has officially released the names of four nominees to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission on St. Thomas.

JARVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNEX TO BE EXPANDED

Officials at the Department of Property and Procurement say students at the J. Antonio Jarvis Elementary School Annex will soon have additional recreational space.

'LET ME BE THE FIRST'

Public Finance Authority Director Amadeo I.D. Francis in a preliminary budget hearing Tuesday suggested that all government employees making more than $30,000 a year should immediately demand a 10 percent pay cut for themselves to save our financially failing government.

BERRY: LISTEN TO EXPERTS

Sen. Lorraine Berry, chairman of the Finance Committee, said she has heard that the Virgin Islands harbors an anti-business climate. She said the Virgin Islands has a reputation for "stonewalling" potential investors.

STARTING THURSDAY — 7 NEW MOVIE SCREENS!

It's finally here — the new Caribbean Cinema multiplex movie complex. And it's top-notch. With digital Dolby sound and cutting-edge equipment, Caribbean Cinema is bringing St. Thomas into the new age of motion pictures.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CHARGED IN RAPE OF 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A 17-year-old Charlotte Amalie High School student has been arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful sexual contact in the first degree and two counts of aggravated rape against a 7-year-old girl.

SENATORS BEGIN BUDGET QUESTIONING

"Everyone making over $30,000 a year should take a 10 percent pay cut and they should volunteer to do it," was one solution to the territory's crushing financial crisis. It was offered by Amadeo I.D.Francis, director of finance for the Public Finance Authority, at a preliminary budget review meeting Tuesday.

NO-SHOWS CANCEL RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

The Senate Rules Committee couldn't get a quorum Monday and so the meeting was canceled. The cancellation changed the agenda of the Legislative session slated for Thursday since the bills entered for consideration by the Rules Committee could not be reviewed. A spokesperson in chairperson V. Anne Golden's office said Wednesday the meeting is rescheduled for June 24.

CFVI GAVE $60,000 IN DIRECT GRANTS THIS YEAR

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has given more than $60,000 in direct grants to the community in the past year.
The foundation has also received more than $400,000 to fund programs since last June. This funding includes a $150,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to involve the Virgin Islands in KIDS COUNT, a national project to assess the well-being of children and provide communities with tools to improve the outcomes for children and families.

TURNBULL MAKES THREE MORE APPOINTMENTS

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has nominated three members to serve on the V.I. Housing Finance Authority board.

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