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BERRY: LET SHIPS OPEN CASINOS IN PORT

Senate President Lorraine L. Berry is submitting legislation to allow cruise ships to open their casinos while in port in St. Thomas -- but only to their own passengers.

'THE BRIDGE THAT GOES NOWHERE'

Here are two St. Thomas Christmas offerings: "Way Down in Bovoni" and "America's Cup."

GUS RIMPEL GETS A NEW TITLE

Auguste E. Rimpel Jr. -- Gus to most people -- has gotten another promotion.

TURNBULL INAUGURAL EVENTS SET

Galas, grand balls, luncheons and receptions will lead up to the formal inauguration of Gov.-elect Charles W. Turnbull and Lt. Gov. Gerard Luz James on Jan 4.

FAMILY CENTER NEEDS A FEW GOOD MEN

The Family Resource Center needs men to serve as positive role models for young boys and to monitor the progress of participants in and graduates of the Men Terminating Violence Program.

GERS ADS SAY PAY RAISES JUSTIFIED

A full-page ad placed in local newspapers this weekend by the Government Employees Retirement System board of trustees says salary increases for 18 unclassified employees were fully warranted.

CHRISTMAS TREES ARE HARD TO FIND

Many island residents are likely to celebrate Christmas this year without a tree -- not even the traditional island century plant.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP SET AT TILLETT'S

The third annual watercolor workshop, by regular Virgin Islands visitor Sandy Meyer, will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16. The theme will be "The Colors of Life."

SEIWERT'S WORK AT HOSPITALITY LOUNGE

Peggy Seiwert will be the featured artist for January at the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Lounge in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

TILLETT USHERS IN 'BLUES WEEK'

Tillett Gardens has expanded its musical horizons in the past two years, and January will feature blues concerts with Paul Oscher.

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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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