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ST. CROIX 'S FIRST CASINO BREAKS GROUND

Hopes were high Friday as government and business leaders gathered to break ground for St. Croix's first casino.

LEGACY TO HOMEPORT HERE

The Legacy, a four-masted Windjammer Barefoot Cruise sailing ship, will homeport at Crown Bay beginning in April 1999.

IRB'S MONSANTO PLEADS NOT GUILTY

Stephen Monsanto, the Internal Revenue Bureau official charged with forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, embezzlement and conspiracy, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Territorial Court.

MOLLOY: THIS GOVERNMENT IS TOP-HEAVY

V.I. taxpayer money is being wasted on salaries and nonessential administrative positions, the incoming governor's transition team has found.

FUTURE PAYROLLS PRESENT BIG PROBLEMS

The V.I. government will have problems meeting upcoming payrolls, transition team members are saying.

GOVERNMENT SAYS ECONOMY IMPROVING

The V.I. government's latest economic review says post-Hurricane Marilyn recovery is good, as shown by an increase in jobs, continued growth in overnight visitors and record performance in cruise passenger arrivals. Click headline to see complete report.

WANT TO BE A JUDGE FOR CARNIVAL '99?

The V.I. Carnival Committee is scouting for judges for the 1999 Carnival competitions.

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE SEEKS PHOTOS, MEMOIRS

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee is soliciting memoirs of Carnivals past.

FCC REVOKES WSTA-FM'S LICENSE

The Federal Communications Commission has revoked WSTA-FM's license because the station did not broadcast for more than a year.

V.I. POLICE DEPARTMENT GOES ON-LINE

The V.I. Police Department has joined the world of cyberspace with its own web site.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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