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MILLENNIUM TIME CAPSULE SEALED ON ST. CROIX

In 100 years, Virgin Islanders will be able to take a trip into the past when they open the Millennium Time Capsule that was sealed New Year’s Day on St. Croix.
On Monday, Gov. Charles Turnbull and a host of other government officials placed mementos into a special brick vault in the east wing of Government House on St. Croix. The capsule will be opened on Jan. 1, 2101.
Among the 200 pounds of items put away for posterity were a number of signature scrolls, documents and artifacts important to the territory, said Ohanio Harris, chairman of the governor’s Millennium Committee.
"We just wonder what people 100 years from now will say," Turnbull said. "We look forward to the 21st century with great hope."
Elijah Tesari Johannes, the first baby to be born in the territory on Jan. 1, will receive the symbolic key to the capsule. The baby was born at 2:51 a.m. Monday on St. Croix to Jackie Springer and Myron Johannes, Harris said.
Meanwhile, the remains of five bodies unearthed during the renovation of Government House in 1998 were re-buried on Monday. Harris said two of the five skeletons were identified by archeologists as a woman and a child. The skeletons were from likely buried between 1635 and 1735.

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In 100 years, Virgin Islanders will be able to take a trip into the past when they open the Millennium Time Capsule that was sealed New Year’s Day on St. Croix.
On Monday, Gov. Charles Turnbull and a host of other government officials placed mementos into a special brick vault in the east wing of Government House on St. Croix. The capsule will be opened on Jan. 1, 2101.
Among the 200 pounds of items put away for posterity were a number of signature scrolls, documents and artifacts important to the territory, said Ohanio Harris, chairman of the governor’s Millennium Committee.
"We just wonder what people 100 years from now will say," Turnbull said. "We look forward to the 21st century with great hope."
Elijah Tesari Johannes, the first baby to be born in the territory on Jan. 1, will receive the symbolic key to the capsule. The baby was born at 2:51 a.m. Monday on St. Croix to Jackie Springer and Myron Johannes, Harris said.
Meanwhile, the remains of five bodies unearthed during the renovation of Government House in 1998 were re-buried on Monday. Harris said two of the five skeletons were identified by archeologists as a woman and a child. The skeletons were from likely buried between 1635 and 1735.