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E.A.S.T. SPONSORS WHALE WATCHES

The annual Environment Association of St. Thomas-St. John whale watches are slated for 8:30 a.m. on two Saturdays; Feb. 20 and March 13. The boat, 77-foot catamaran"Spirit of St. Christopher", will leave from the National Park dock in Redhook.

POVERTY BREEDS HOPELESSNESS, CAN LIMIT LEARNING

Children who don't get proper nutrition during the brain's formative years score much lower on tests of vocabulary, reading comprehension, arithmetic and general knowledge, notes Catherine Mills. This is something the Virgin Islands community needs to address now.

CALL FOR CARNIVAL JUDGES

The V.I. Carnival Committee is putting out a call to any persons interested in serving as a judge for the coming carnival activities.

ALL TROUPE LEADERS TO MEET TODAY

A mandatory meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5:45 p.m. at the CAHS cafeteria for all carnival troupe leaders.

DELEGATE SUPPORTS MEDAL FOR ROSA PARKS

Virgin Islands Congressional Delegate Donna M. Christian-Christensen recently expressed her support for the introduction of new legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rosa Parks.

KEITHLY JOSEPH NAMED ACTING HEAD OF PSC

Keithly Joseph, former executive director of the V.I. Taxicab Commission, has been appointed acting director of the Public Services Commission. He replaces former PSC director Alex Petersen, who resigned in December.

JUDGE HOLDS RULING ON DONASTORG LAWSUIT

Territorial Court Judge Brenda Hollar said Tuesday she was having a hard time understanding the income-tax refund law that brought Sen. Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and the administration to court.

JUDGE EXPECTED TO RULE TODAY ON COP'S BAIL

U.S. Magistrate Judge Geoffrey W. Barnard is expected to issue a written ruling today on whether to release Officer Ian Williams Jr., Police Benevolent Association vice president, who is charged with third-degree assault and tampering with a victim and witness. Prosecutors said Williams is a danger to the community.

CANCRYN OVER HEW HORIZONS IN JV BASKETBALL

Addelita Cancryn's JV basketball victory on Tuesday night gives them an outside chance to repeat as champions. The win over New Horizons was a rebound from the defeat by Antilles on Saturday night. The game was held at the Charlotte Amalie High School gym.

BERRY SETS FIRST FINANCE MEETING FEB. 10

Sen. Lorraine L. Berry has set the first meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, which she chairs, for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. She has asked top members of the executive branch to bring information about the government's fiscal condition.

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