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GOING BACK IN TIME FOR CARNIVAL ‘99

This year's carnival celebration, named "Going back in time for Carnival ‘99", will begin on April 9 and run through May 1. See the St. Thomas Source Community Calendar for dates of specific events.

THE CASE FOR COMPULSORY AUTO INSURANCE

Warner Bowers, senior vice-president of Guardian Insurance and former board member of the V.I. Insurance Association, explains and makes a case for passage of a compulsory automobile insurance law here.

HAZELLE LIVE!

Hazelle Goodman, the well known actress and comedienne who addressed the W.O.W.(Wider Opportunities for Women) Conference in St. Thomas last October, will return to the Reichhold Center for the Arts for "A Night of Laughter & Love."

V.I. AIRLINE ON THE TABLE AGAIN

Ralph Blanchard, independent aviation consultant and president of the U.S. Virgin Islands Airways, is again asking the local government and the private sector to consider developing their own tourist airline.

CONSUMER CAUGHT IN PHARMACISTS' DISPUTE

It appears the V.I. government is forcing the pharmacists to take third-party pay cards for medications, while the third-party payer is reimbursing them less than cost, writes Kirk Grybowski. In other words, Virgin Islands pharmacists are being forced into being charitable institutions.

COST-CUTTING DECISIONS TO START NEXT WEEK

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull will begin next week to make decisions about how to reduce the government’s expenses. Those decisions are likely to involve cutting personnel.

ROY MARTIN NAMED TAX ASSESSOR

Roy L. Martin has been named head of the Tax Assessor's Office. He is a 30-year employee of the office.

CITICORP SETS UP $40,000 TRAINING FUND

The Citicorp Foundation has established a $40,000 “Citibank Community Fund” at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. The fund is designed to provide assistance and support to residents of St. Thomas's public housing communities.

UNITED WAY NEEDS YOUR HELP–NOW

You can make a difference in your community by giving to United Way, an organization that makes a positive difference in many people's lives.

FEBRUARY PROCLAIMED BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the Virgin Islands. This year marks the 34th anniversary of Black History Month.

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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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