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ROOFING PROGRAM NEEDS $7 MILLION TO FINISH

It would take about $7 million to complete the roof repairs to qualifying homeowners under the Home Protection Roofing Program, but the territory will have to be creative to come up with that money.

TIME FOR A NEW WRONGFUL DISCHARGE ACT

There has been a lot of confusion and projection surrounding Judge Thomas K. Moore’s opinion that the Wrongful Discharge Act, as it stands, violates national labor policy and the ensuing return to “at-will” employment.

WANT A NEW TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

If you're looking for a new and fascinating place to visit, Henry Wheatley recommends Antarctica. He should know -- he just returned from a trip there. See his story and travel tips under Lifestyles/Etc.
And there's more interesting stuff inside too. Check out Catherine Mills' latest column -- this one on how we could help the homeless -- under Commentary/Op-ed. And the newest unemployment statistics compiled by Dr. Richard W. Moore under Community/Data. And more household hints from Carol Lotz under Lifestyles/Home-Garden. And suggestions on things to do under....Arts and Entertainment/Things to Do. Those are just a few of many must-read items inside the Source.

MORE HOUSEKEEPING HINTS FROM THE PRO

"In case you have the impression that I'm really hung up on cleaning, think again," writes Carol Lotz. "The purpose of this column is to give everyone more time to spend at the beach. Not only do I spend little time cleaning but I'm also too lazy to solicit payment from the persons and products I recommend. That much effort takes the fun out of pretending to be the Heloise of the Virgin Islands, so I'll just keep telling you the best I've found and hope I get rewarded in the next existence."

A TRIP TO THE DEEP, DEEP SOUTH

Three Virgin Islanders -- Henry U. Wheatley and Trudie and Neil Prior -- traveled where relatively few have gone: to Antarctica. They were enamored, as Wheatley's story details. One excerpt: "The towering snow-clad mountains, glaciers with bright blue layers, big and small white bergs and floes, gamboling penguins -- magical."

HOWS, WHENS AND WHERES OF ANTARCTICA

Here's practical information for planning a trip to Antarctica from a Virgin Islander who recently returned.

A TRIP TO THE DEEP, DEEP SOUTH

Three Virgin Islanders -- Henry U. Wheatley and Trudie and Neil Prior -- traveled where relatively few have gone: to Antarctica. They were enamored, as Wheatley's story details. One excerpt: "The towering snow-clad mountains, glaciers with bright blue layers, big and small white bergs and floes, gamboling penguins -- magical."

BEAUTIFUL, BUSHY, BOUGAINVILLEA

Bougainvillea, a native of Tropical South America, grow into vivid, long- flowering, shrubbery plants for sunny situations. They are relatively free of pests and disease and will tolerate harsh soil conditions and drought. Bougainvilleas climb by sending out strong canes armed with stiff, curved (and sharp!) thorns, penetrating undergrowth and trees to reach sunlight. They are also quite useful as a security hedge.

HOUSEKEEPING TRICKS FOR THE TROPICS

Carol Lotz of St. Thomas, former owner of A Friend Inc., a housekeeping service in New York City, offers tricks and tips from getting rid of sugar ants to caring for wicker.

UNPAID LIAT WORKERS SAY THEY'LL STRIKE

LIAT Airlines has deferred salaries of all employees for two weeks, according to acting CEO Osmond Lake, and this could lead to a job action as early as Friday.

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