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Former U.S. VI Senator Lorraine Berry Remembered at Interior



Senator Lorraine Berry
(photo courtesy of Government House)

Washington, DC (July 21, 2010) - Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Anthony M. Baubata said on Wednesday that it was with great sadness that he learned of the passing of former Senator Loarraine L. Berry. "She will be remembered as a courageous and principled leader who gave her every waking hour to the advancement and betterment of her beloved Virgin Islands." Assistant Secretary Babauta said he recently learned that Senator Berry was a great champion and advocate for the Salt River Bay National Park and that she was responsible for bringing the local and federal government to the table to negotiate a cooperative management agreement."I hope that the efforts my office is making to establish the Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center as a world class facility will enhance her expansive legacy and complement her vision," Babauta said. "May all those who loved her and who mourn her loss find comfort in prayer and in the fond memories of the life she lived.