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ROAD REPAIRS TO BEGIN

Seven major road projects are slated to begin Monday as part of the Public Works Department's 3-R project: reconstruction, rehabilitation and resurfacing.

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.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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Well deserved! Congratulations! thanks to Mr. Irvin "Brownie" Brown for good memories.

Congratulations!!! So Well Deserved!👏👏🎉🍾👏👏 Very Best Wishes!!

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