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THE ISSUE IS DOUBLE-DIPPING

A lot of Democratic Party officials are unhappy with Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's decision to hire retirees for so many highly visible positions. But they're only partially right.

NEXT ON AGENDA: UVI SAILING TEAM

Last week the Virgin Islands America’s Cup Challenge Foundation sponsored the Hampton University Sailing Team’s highly successful training trip to St. Croix, writes Michael Bornn. Here's why -- and here are lessons for all of us.

V.I. OFFICIALS ATTEND SEA TRADE CONFERENCE

Thousands of cruise ship industry officials are in Miami this week for the 15th annual Sea Trade Conference. At least a dozen V.I. officials are part of the action.

IT'S PAYBACK TIME FOR LUMP-SUM RECIPIENTS

Some members of former Gov. Roy L. Schneider’s administration who got lump-sum payments for unused leave in the last days of the administration have received bills for overpayment from the Finance Department.

REICHHOLD CELEBRATES WITH WOMEN IN REGGAE

In celebration of Women's Month, Reichhold Center for the Arts presents Women in Reggae at 8:00 p.m. March 20.

IT'S TIME TO GIVE HOSPITALS SOME MUSCLE

"Our hospitals need to be run by boards that are in partnership with the staff, and not beholden to what is, of necessity, a political branch of government," writes Judith Bourne, as the debate over hospital autonomy intensifies.

CHILD-CARE FACILITIES MUST BE LICENSED

Private and parochial schools that serve children under age 5 must be licensed by the Human Services Department, Commissioner Sedonie Halbert has reminded the public.

ANTILLES SCHOOL GALA DINNER AUCTION

Antilles School holds its annual dinner auction, "Caribbean Pirates," starting at 6 p.m. March 27 at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort.

INNER WHEEL GIVES EQUIPMENT TO HOSPITAL

Inner Wheel of St. Thomas has donated an intensive care system to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital's nursery unit and a neonatal/adult vital signs monitor and oxygen analyzer sensor to the pediatrics ward.

SIBILLY NUTRITION FAIR IS MARCH 24

Joseph Sibilly Elementary School will hold its annual Nutrition Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the school's yard. Exhibit, general nutrition information, food displays and food samples will be featured.

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