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B.V.I. FRIENDSHIP DAY EVENTS SET ON ST. THOMAS

May 29, 2003 – Saturday will mark the 31st anniversary observance of U.S./British Virgin Islands Friendship Day, and this year it's the territory's turn to serve as host.
According to a Government House release, a delegation of government and civic leaders from the British Virgins will arrive at St. Thomas on Saturday morning for a breakfast reception on the ground of the Legislature Building.
A ceremony in Emancipation Garden will follow, and the day's official activities will conclude with a luncheon at Government House.
Citing the family, business and cultural ties that link the two territories, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said: "It is fitting and proper that this close relationship be observed by setting aside a day on which to focus attention on and renew the bonds of true friendship existing between the people of the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands."
He also noted that many U.S. Virgin Islanders can trace their roots to their neighboring British islands.

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May 29, 2003 - Saturday will mark the 31st anniversary observance of U.S./British Virgin Islands Friendship Day, and this year it's the territory's turn to serve as host.
According to a Government House release, a delegation of government and civic leaders from the British Virgins will arrive at St. Thomas on Saturday morning for a breakfast reception on the ground of the Legislature Building.
A ceremony in Emancipation Garden will follow, and the day's official activities will conclude with a luncheon at Government House.
Citing the family, business and cultural ties that link the two territories, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull said: "It is fitting and proper that this close relationship be observed by setting aside a day on which to focus attention on and renew the bonds of true friendship existing between the people of the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands."
He also noted that many U.S. Virgin Islanders can trace their roots to their neighboring British islands.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.