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ECONOMIC SUMMIT AGENDA

GOVERNMENT, SEMI-AUTONOMOUS AGENCIES & LABOR
March 18, 1999 – St. Thomas
7:30 – 8:15 AM Buffet Breakfast & Registration
8:16 – 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks: Moderator Dr. La Verne Ragster,
Vice-President for UVI Research & Public Services
Prayer: Pastor H. Clifton Niles
National Anthem & VI March: Ms. Verna A. Rogers
Five minute remarks: Senator Lorraine L. Berry
Senator Roosevelt St. C. David
Senator David S. Jones
Senate President Vargrave Richards
Delegate Donna Christian-Christiansen, MD.
Governor Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D.
GOVERNMENT & SEMI-AUTONOMOUS AGENCIES

9:01 – 9:08 AM VI Congressional Delegate – Donna Christian-Christiansen, MD.
9:09 – 9:16 AM Lt. Governor's Chief of Staff – Mr. Nathan Simmonds
9:17 – 9:24 AM Office of Management & Budget Acting Director – Mr. Ira Mills
9:25 – 9:32 AM Acting Commissioner of Finance – Ms. Bernice A. Turnbull
9:33 – 9:40 AM Acting Internal Revenue Director – Ms. Claudette D. Farrington
9:41 – 9:48 AM Acting Director of Bureau of Economic Research – Ms. Angela Ramos-Michael
9:49 – 9:56 AM PFA Director of Finance & Administation – Mr. Amadeo I.D. Francis
9:57 – 10:04 AM Information Technology / Special Assistant to the Governor – Mr. Roy Mc Farlane 10:05 – 10:50 AM Question & Answer Discussion
10:51 – 11:06 AM BREAK
11:07 – 11:14 AM Chairman of the Territorial Hospital Board – Ms. Gloria Waterman
11:15 – 11:22 AM Acting Commissioner of Tourism – Mr. Clement "Cain" Magras
11:23 – 11:30 AM Acting VI Lottery Director – Mr. George Golden
11:31 – 11:38 AM Casino Control Commission Chairman – Judge Eileen Petersen
11:39 – 11:46 AM V I Carnival Committee – Mr. Kenneth Blake
11:47 – 11:54 AM WICO President / CEO -Mr. Edward Thomas
11:55 – 12:02 AM Port Authority Executive Director – Mr. Gordon Finch
12:03 – 12:10 AM WAPA Executive Director – Mr. Raymond George
12:11 – 12:56 PM Question & Answer Discussion

12:57 – 1:57 PM LUNCH – ** Guest Speaker – Mr. Marc A. Weiss, Ph. D. **
Center for National Policy Senior Fellow
LABOR
1:58- 2:05 PM Labor Representative
2:06- 2:13 PM Labor Representative
2:14- 2:21 PM Labor Representative
2:22- 2:29 PM Labor Representative
2:30- 2:37 PM Labor Representative
2:38- 2:45 PM Labor Representative
2:46- 2:53 PM Labor Representative
2:54- 3:01 PM Mr. Solomon Kabuka, Ph.D
3:02- 3:09 PM Mr. David Bornn, Esq.
3:10- 3:17 PM Mr. Leslie Milliner
3:18- 4:03 PM Question & Answer Discussion
4:03 – 4:18 PM BREAK
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

4:18 – 5:48 PM "Multi-Sector Consensus on Solutions for the 21st Century"
(Ms. Adriane Dudley, Esq.; Judge Verne A Hodge; Mr. Rudolph Krigger, Sr;
Mr. Richard Moore, Ph. D.; Mr. Robert O'Connor; Mr. Carmelo Rivera;
Mr. Marc A. Weiss, Ph.D.)

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3 MINUTES CLOSING REMARKS

5:49 – 5:58 PM Senator Roosevelt St. C. David, Senator David S. Jones and Senator Lorraine Berry
WRAP-UP
5:58 – 6:03 PM Moderator – Dr. La Verne Ragster
PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVE
March 19, 1999 – St.Croix
7:30 – 8:15 AM Buffet Breakfast & Registration
8:16 – 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks: Moderator Dr. La Verne Ragster
Vice-President for UVI Research & Public Services
Prayer: Father Kenneth Gaddy
National Anthem & VI March: students
Five minute remarks: Senator David S. Jones
Senator Lorraine L. Berry
Senator Roosevelt St. C. David
Senate President Vargrave Richards
Delegate Donna Christian-Christiansen, MD.
Lt. Governor Gerard Luz James II
Governor Charles W. Turnbull, Ph.D.
THE SERVICE AND TOURISM SECTOR
9:01 – 9:10 AM St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce President – Mr. John DeJongh
9:11 – 9:21 AM St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President – Mr. Noel Loftus
9:22 – 9:29 AM St. Croix Hotel Association President – Mr. Peter Ross
9:30 – 9:37 AM St.Thomas Hotel Association President – Mr. Richard Doumeng
9:38 – 9:45 AM American Airlines STT Manager – Ms. Brenda Boone
9:46 – 9:53 AM St. Croix Taxi Association President – Mr. Valdemar Hill
9:54 – 10:01 AM St. Thomas Taxi Association President – Mr. Kenneth Herman
10:02 – 10:47 AM Question & Answer Discussion
10:48 – 10:58 AM BREAK
10:59 – 11:06 AM IDC Assistant Director – Ms. Nadine Thomas
11:07 – 11:14 AM St. Thomas Tax & Investment Attorney – Ms. Marjorie R. Roberts, Esq.
11:15 – 11:22 AM St. Croix Developer & Retailer -Mr. Mario deChabert, Esq.
11:23 – 11:30 AM St. Thomas Businessman – Mr. Neil Weiss
11:31 – 11:38 AM St. Croix Realtor – Mr. Greg Hamilton
11:39 – 11:46 AM General Counsel for the VI Bankers Association – Mr. Tom Bolt, Esq.
11:47 – 11:54 AM St. Thomas Retailer – Ms. Avna Cassanelli
11:55 – 12:40 PM Question & Answer Discussion
12:40 – 1:40 PM LUNCH – ** Guest Speaker – Mr. Richard Moore, Ph.D. **
Consulting Economist
AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL & MARINE INDUSTRY
1:41 – 1:48 PM St. Croix HOVENSA – Mr. Alexander Moorehead
1:49 – 1:56 PM St. Thomas Contractor Representative – Mr. Joseph Hodge
1:57 – 2:04 PM St. Croix Alumina – Mr. Warren Pedersen
2:05 – 2:12 PM St. Thomas Marine Industry Representative – Mr. Ronald Hale
2:13 – 2:20 PM VI Rum Industries President – Mr. Donald Nelthropp
2:21 – 2:28 PM We Grow Foods, Farmer – Mr. Gerald Hodge, Jr.
2:29 – 2:36 PM STX Farmers In Action – Ms. Helen Gonzalez
2:37 – 3:17 PM Question & Answer Discussion

3:18 – 3:28 PM BREAK
COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS
3:29 – 3:36 PM Our Town Frederiksted Director – Ms. Evelyn James
3:37 – 3:44 PM St. Croix Foundation Director – Mr. Roger Dewey
3:45 – 3:52 PM Community Foundation of the VI President – Ms. Dee Brown
3:53 – 4:00 PM UVI Small Business Development Center Director – Mr. Ian Hodge
4:01 – 4:08 PM SBA Director – Mr. Carl Christiansen
4:09 – 4:16 PM Question & Answer Discussion
4:17 – 4:27 PM BREAK
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

4:27 – 5:27 PM "Synthesis and Analysis of Priority Solutions for Economic Growth"
(Mr. Tom Brunt; Ms. Jennifer Hill; Mr. Rudolph Krigger, Sr.; Mr. Richard Moore, Ph.D.; Mr. Mario Moorehead; Mr. Ronald Russell, Esq.; Mr. Marc A. Weiss, Ph.D.)
3 MINUTES CLOSING REMARKS

5:28 – 5:37 PM Senator David S. Jones, Senator Roosevelt St. C. David and Senator Lorraine L. Berry
WRAP-UP
5:34 – 5:39 PM Moderator – Dr. La Verne Ragster

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