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BRINK'S GETS REPRIEVE AFTER SHUTDOWN

Brink's of Puerto Rico, closed down Friday by the government, reportedly is back in business, thanks to a temporary license. The shutdown had caused major problems for banks and other businesses that transport large amounts of cash.

MAIN STREET CLOSES WHILE MERCHANTS PROTEST

Main Street merchants closed their doors Tuesday afternoon and led a group of employees on a march to the Legislature to protest the $2.50 ocean carrier tax that is part of the Financial Accountability and Short-Term Revenue Enhancement Act of 1999 being considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

PETERBORG WORKS NEEDS TO BE FINISHED

Peterborg resident wonders why St. Croix resident is worried about in a small project on Peterborg when the residents of Peterborg are not.

T-WOLVES A GOOD TEST FOR SPURS

Forecasting the Finals is nearly impossible now that parity reigns in the NBA, writes columnist Jerry Fordyce. But for the San Antonio Spurs, the door is wide open to claim their first NBA title -- or, at the least, their first appearance in the NBA Finals.

HOLD WAPA RESPONSIBLE

Gaylord A. Sprauve offers this challenge to the Public Services Commission and/or the Legislature: "Should WAPA as a public utility be required to deliver potable water to customers' properties at a safe operational pressure?" As it is, many customers are being ripped off, he contends.

V.I. PAN AM TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FORMING

Ronald Russell, president of the Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation,
announced recently that in preparation for the upcoming Pan American Games in
July in Winnipeg, Canada top athletes who have met the qualifying standards have been selected.

WE WANT YOU! FOR AN OPEN CASTING CALL

Flicks Productions is seeking Virgin Islanders for a TV commercial. If you are sharing and caring. If you make people smile. If you have inner beauty. WE WANT YOU! An Open Casting Call will be held on St. Thomas beginning at 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 at Flicks Productions at #2 Doctors Park on Raphune Hill.

HEAD TAX ? HEAD SOUTH!

Cartoonist 'Pipon'gives visual of what may happen if the Legislature enacts the $2.50 head tax.

V.I. GROUP AMONG THOSE MOURNING HESS

A handful of Virgin Islanders were among the 1,000 people who packed New York's Park Avenue Synagogue on Monday for the funeral of Hess Oil founder Leon Hess. Hess died May 7 at the age of 85.

ACCOUNTABILITY BILL GETS MIXED REACTION

"Yes...but" was the consensus during the first day of testimony Monday on the Government Financial Accountability and Short-Term Enhancement Act of 1999. No one said the bill had no merit but most of the officials and community leaders who testified suggested additions or subtractions that would make it palatable.

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