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OFFICERS, COMMITTEES OF 23rd LEGISLATURE

Here is the complete list of officers and committee assignments approved Monday by the new 23rd Legislature.
All members of the 11-member majority bloc have committee chairmanships except Senate President Vargrave A. Richards.

STATE OF TERRITORY: 'VERY GRAVE'

"Very grave" were the words Gov. Charles W. Turnbull used to describe the financial state of the territory in his first State of the Territory address Monday night. Turnbull's tone throughout his address was one of gravity and urgency concerning the territory's "precarious" fiscal condition.
The full text of the address can be found on the Local Government page at St. Thomas Source.

AVOID RAPHUNE HILL AT NIGHT; IT'S BEING PAVED

Public Works is repaving Raphune Hill from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. this week, so motorists would be wise to take alternative routes.

60 GOOD WAYS TO USE BAKING SODA

Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, has many different uses in the household. Although more expensive products have been developed over the years to do the same jobs, baking soda can work for you just as well, if not better.

HOW TO REMEMBER….ALMOST ANYTHING

You just called the TV repair shop and the voice on the other end of the line tells you "this is Don Smith." About five minutes later you tell your wife that "this guy" will be out to fix the TV. You can't think of his name although you know he mentioned it on the phone.

WHERE'S THE TEXT?

One week ago, at Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's swearing-in ceremony, the mistress of ceremonies announced that the text of the inaugural addresses would be posted that afternoon on the Turnbull-James website. With all due respect, where are they?

TURNBULL ATTACKS 'MIDNIGHT RAID ON TREASURY'

Outgoing Gov. Roy L. Schneider "willfully worsened" the territory's already-disastrous financial situation through "last-minute midnight raids on the treasury," Gov. Charles W. Turnbull charged Monday night in his first State of the Territory address.

WORD OF THE DAY AS SENATE OPENS: UNITY

With only a few notable and predictable exceptions, the incoming members of the 23rd Legislature promoted a spirit of unity, inclusion and decorum at their opening session Monday.

BLOW AWAY THE BLUES DURING 'BLUES WEEK'

It's "Blues Week" in the Virgin Islands, with four performances by the Paul Oscher Blues Band on tap Wednesday through Saturday.

KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR V.I.

Here are two dozen key economic indicators, as compiled in January by Dr. Richard W. Moore, a consulting economist who formerly headed the territory's Bureau of Economic Research.
The figures document trends in labor, tourism, taxes, school enrollment and home sales, among other areas.

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