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ABRAMSON AND THOMAS INDICTED

A former commissioner in the Schneider administration and a St. Croix contractor have been indicted on 10 charges that they conspired to misuse federal funds after Hurricane Marilyn in 1995.
Former Department of Public Works Commissioner Ann Abramson and St. Croix contractor Berthill Thomas were charged by a federal grand jury with crimes including conspiracy, bribery, and making false claims to the United States and federal agents, U.S. attorney James A. Hurd said Thursday in a press release.

PAY PHONE OPERATORS QUESTION PSC BILLS

The Public Services Commission has billed pay phone providers for services the PSC has not provided, officials for two pay phone companies claim.

LAW LEADS MATCH RACES AFTER DAY 1

The winds were so strong they helped injure a sailor, but Chris Law used them to his advantage.
As the second annual Frenchman's Reef Match Races blasted around St. Thomas Harbor on Thursday, defending champion Law, of Britain, finished the first day on top, but Virgin Islander Peter Holmberg was right on his heels.

GAS FLOWS, BUT SLOWLY

Government vehicles are again getting fuel, but the amount is limited.

MICHELE MOTEL RESIDENTS TAKE TIME TO PARTY

Thanks to the Virgin Islands Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 31 men and women suffering from mental illness forgot their woes for an evening and simply celebrated Christmas.

DONOGHUE LOSES CASE; WON'T APPEAL

Chief District Court Judge Thomas Moore has ruled that evidence didn't prove Dr. Eddie Donoghue was fired due to his attendance at a Democratic Party meeting.

Y2K PROPOSED BUDGET

Info provided by the Office of Information Technology

Y2K PROPOSED BUDGET

Y2K budget developed by IBM for the Office of Information and Technology and submitted by Deno Wallace.

IRB OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

Stephen Monsanto, a high-ranking Internal Revenue Bureau official, was charged Tuesday with embezzling $195,883 from the IRB.

THARPES TURNS DOWN ELECTIONS BOARD SEAT

Yvonne Tharpes of St. John, who was seated on the Board of Elections with only six votes in the general election, has opted not to accept the position.

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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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