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GOVERNMENT SAYS ECONOMY IMPROVING

The V.I. government's latest economic review says post-Hurricane Marilyn recovery is good, as shown by an increase in jobs, continued growth in overnight visitors and record performance in cruise passenger arrivals. Click headline to see complete report.

WANT TO BE A JUDGE FOR CARNIVAL '99?

The V.I. Carnival Committee is scouting for judges for the 1999 Carnival competitions.

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE SEEKS PHOTOS, MEMOIRS

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee is soliciting memoirs of Carnivals past.

FCC REVOKES WSTA-FM'S LICENSE

The Federal Communications Commission has revoked WSTA-FM's license because the station did not broadcast for more than a year.

V.I. POLICE DEPARTMENT GOES ON-LINE

The V.I. Police Department has joined the world of cyberspace with its own web site.

TURNBULL TRIMS INAUGURAL COSTS BY 10%

Citing the territory's fiscal crisis, Gov.-elect Charles Turnbull will trim spending for his inaugural events by 10 percent from 1994 costs, The Daily News reported Tuesday.

BEACON SCHOOLS TO TARGET TEEN PROBLEMS

Beacon Schools is launching a program to educate teens about pregnancy prevention, anti-violence practices, developing a positive self-image and basic life skills.

TURNBULL: CANCELLED PARTIES WILL GO ON

Gov. Roy L. Schneider cancelled children's Christmas parties. Gov.-elect Charles Turnbull says they will go on.

EDUCATION REPORT RECOMMENDS MAJOR CHANGES

A report completed in October by the 18-member Commission on Education recommends "sweeping hierarchical change."

BERTRAND PACÉ SAILS TO WIN IN MATCH RACE

After three days of closely fought battles Bertrand Pacé won three straight races over a problem-plagued Peter Gilmour to become champion of the Frenchman's Reef International Match Race. Virgin Islands skipper Peter Holmberg finished fourth.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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