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May 14, 2002 – A new local magazine, V.I. Chronicles, made its debut on the territory's newsstands on May 1.
Published by Janette Millin Young, the magazine will focus on timely issues as well as more in-depth stories. "It's in the spirit of Pride Magazine," Millin Young said, referring to the monthly magazine published for decades on St. Thomas by the late Earle B. Ottley.
Ottley was a former senator and a prime mover in Virgin Islands politics for many decades. Pride Magazine featured stories on local people who made a difference as well as political commentary. Ottley's son Larry, who was Pride Magazine's photographer, is providing guidance to Millin Young.
The cover story in the May issue is about Dr. Bert Petersen, a Virgin Islander now living off island but helping the territory develop a cancer treatment center. It was written by Darren Mortenson. A regular feature will be political commentary by a person Millin Young said wants to remain anonymous.
"Election 2002 will make this an ongoing column," she said.
There are also articles on the local reggae group StarLion family and the territory's education woes, along with a restaurant review and "Among Friends" social chatter by Millin Young's sister, Juliette Millin. Printed in Puerto Rico, the magazine contains some color photos, and Millin Young said there will be more over time.
Prior to embarking on this venture, Millin Young was most recently a spokeswoman at Innovative Telephone. She was previously with The Virgin Islands Daily News and the Government House public relations office.

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