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TURNBULL-JAMES GET STARTED IN ST. JOHN

Dr. Charles Wesley Turnbull and Gerard Luz James II launched their inaugural activities on St. John over the weekend before taking the oath of office Monday.

WAYS TO MAKE THE IDC PROGRAM WORK

Economist Richard W. Moore offers the first in a series on important factors to consider in revitalizing the territory's industrial incentive program.

SANTA SCHNEIDER BY PAUL BORGHI

Cartoonist Paul Borghi protrays Governor Roy L. Schneider's going away gifts to his successor and the people of the Virgin Islands.

A PORTRAIT OF ARTIST EUNICE SUMMER

If you were one of the fortunate people who received Vitelco's Christmas cards this year, you were gazing at the artwork of artist Eunice Summer.
She enhanced the cards with reproductions of waterfront and Carnival scenes -- very Caribbean, as is Eunice, who has made St. Thomas her home for 24 years.

SCHNEIDER PARDONS 5, INCLUDING RUTHLYN WHITE

Gov. Roy L. Schneider, in one of his final official acts, has pardoned five convicted criminals, including Ruthlyn White, the wife of his most ardent Senate supporter.

ESSO SETTLES FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUIT

Esso Virgin Islands has paid $294,200 in penalties for violating the Clean Air Act and the New Source Performance Standards for bulk gasoline terminals.

VIRGIN ISLE HOTEL GIVEN TO V.I. GOVERNMENT

The former Virgin Isle Hotel has been given to the Virgin Islands government. The owners stipulated that the once-lavish but now derelict hotel be used for a public purpose, including possibly an office complex.

AGRICULTURE? RANCHING? LET'S GET SERIOUS

In the Virgin Islands, says Kirk Grybowski, "we have proven time and time again that we are not willing to make hard decisions. Instead we wallow down the path to disaster with the hope that some far off savior will keep us from becoming another Antigua -- and ultimately Haiti."

LOCAL SPENDING UP THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

Local spending, not the tourist dollar, brought a merrier Christmas to St. Thomas retailers this year. Locals, who had not been much in evidence all year, made up for it this season.

SCHNEIDER SIGNS SIX CONTRACTS

Gov. Roy L. Schneider has signed six new contracts relating to health and human services, Government House announced Thursday, Schneider's last official working day in office.

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