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KAREN SAMUEL TO SERVE ON PRESERVATION PANEL

Karen Samuel has been confirmed by the Legislature to succeed her brother, Avelino Samuel, as a member of the Historic Preservation Commission's committee for the St. Thomas/St. John district.
Also confirmed as new members are two St. Thomas residents, Mabel Maduro, who will take the place of Edith deJongh Woods, most recent chair of the committee, and Chaneel Callwood-Daniels, who will succeed Felipe Ayala.
By law, the committee must include one member from St. John.
The committee will have its first meeting with the new members in place on April 13, according to an announcement from Government House.
Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, who nominated the three to serve on the panel, expressed pleasure that they had "accepted the responsibility of preserving, protecting and enhancing the historic character of the St. Thomas/St. John District."
Historic Preservation Commission members have two-year terms; those whose terms are expired continue to serve until a successor is confirmed. Avelino Samuel's term expired in 1996; those of Woods and Ayala did so in 1998.
The other current members of the panel are Carlito Kean and Philip Sturm, whose terms ended in 1998, and Joyce Donovan-Caron, whose term expired last year. In additional to gubernatorial nominees, the panel includes the Planning and Natural Resources commissioner as an ex-officio member.

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Karen Samuel has been confirmed by the Legislature to succeed her brother, Avelino Samuel, as a member of the Historic Preservation Commission's committee for the St. Thomas/St. John district.
Also confirmed as new members are two St. Thomas residents, Mabel Maduro, who will take the place of Edith deJongh Woods, most recent chair of the committee, and Chaneel Callwood-Daniels, who will succeed Felipe Ayala.
By law, the committee must include one member from St. John.
The committee will have its first meeting with the new members in place on April 13, according to an announcement from Government House.
Gov. Charles W. Turnbull, who nominated the three to serve on the panel, expressed pleasure that they had "accepted the responsibility of preserving, protecting and enhancing the historic character of the St. Thomas/St. John District."
Historic Preservation Commission members have two-year terms; those whose terms are expired continue to serve until a successor is confirmed. Avelino Samuel's term expired in 1996; those of Woods and Ayala did so in 1998.
The other current members of the panel are Carlito Kean and Philip Sturm, whose terms ended in 1998, and Joyce Donovan-Caron, whose term expired last year. In additional to gubernatorial nominees, the panel includes the Planning and Natural Resources commissioner as an ex-officio member.