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SALES TAX MEETS WITH OPPOSITION

Sen. Gregory A. Bennerson said his proposal to introduce an 8 percent tax on all net sales will generate much-needed revenue within the territory. His proposal was met with opposition from local business people who expressed concerns about the potential ill-effects the tax would have on tourism and the possibility that it would lower the islands' standard of living.

ST. THOMAS TALLYING UP FROM SINBAD

As the excitement surrounding the Sinbad Soul Music Festival begins to die down, local businesses are trying to catch their breath and assess the economic impact the five-day music festival had on the territory. Virgin Islands Taxi Association Vice President Stanley Liburd said business was booming for the association's 460 drivers.

VIRGIN ISLAND MUSICIAN RETURNS A GOOD DEED

Internationally acclaimed musician Dion Parsons has returned home to give something back to the community that gave him so much.

KEEP COMING BACK, SINBAD

"As I listen to a few people on 'talk radio' negatively portray the Sinbad Soul Music Festival," Catherine Lockhart-Mills writes, "I ask, where did we go wrong? What is wrong with us and our negative approach to success?"

CARIBBEAN ADVERTISING GROUP MOVES AHEAD

In a couple of weeks, a new Caribbean advertising entity is expected to receive official recognition -- after having already won an assortment of awards for creative excellence in a mainland advertising competition.

FATAL SHOOTING IS FIFTH HOMICIDE THIS YEAR

Leon Dennis, 60, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. No motive for the shooting has been established.

GOVERNOR HOLDING FAST ON MAGRAS NOMINATION

Gov. Charles Turnbull says he wants his nomination of Clement "Cain" Magras for commissioner of Tourism to go forward in the Legislature. A 30-day hold Turnbull placed on the nomination in the wake of a sexual harassment and abuse complaint filed against Magra has expired, and the governor says an investigation by the Attorney General's Office into the charges has found nothing that would call for turning the nomination back.

SENATE PRESIDENT GETS TURNBULL BUDGET, SPECIAL DELIVERY

In the midst of the Sinbad Soul Music Festival and the long Memorial Day weekend, the Turnbull administration "sent down" to the Legislature the governor's proposed fiscal year 1999-2000 budget on Saturday. In the end, the documents had to be "sent out," as there was no one at the Senate authorized to receive them. Gov. Charles Turnbull admits he expects the lawmakers to change his plan, which includes a 6 percent pay cut for government employees. "If they can improve it," he said, "I would be the happiest man in the world."

FRENCHTOWN FISHING TOURNAMENT

The annual Father's Day Fishing Tournament gets under way at 5:30 a.m. June 13 when the anglers set out to sea. For the rest of us it's 12 noon weigh-in time at the Gustave Quetel Fishing Center in Frenchtown.

HEALTH AND MEDITATION WORKSHOPS

A workshop for physical, mental, and spiritual well being will be conducted by Jan Kinder, R.N., C.M.T. at 6 p.m. June 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 at The Open Classroom (above Sib's Bar) in Mafolie.
Following this workshop a course in Primordial Sound Meditation, also conducted by Kinder, will be held in the same place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 and 27.

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