Monday, Jan. 22, 1996

US Virgin Islands 

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines 


The Cruise Convention is Coming Here.

The Caribbean Cruise Association is coming to Frenchman’s reef to hold its third annual major convention. This October. Prior conventions have met in Caracas and Barbados which didn’t help our local cruise businesses. If your business is part of the cruise industry, plan now to showcase your business at this convention.

 The Daily News reports that the condition of the airport is a major factor keeping visiting here.

There’s no shortage of demand for vacation time, and lots of empty hotel rooms, what we need is more airplane seats coming here, That won’t happen until the airport is ready to handle more people.

Our first commercials are starting to run on television up north.

The first ad were broadcast this past weekend and they are slated to run through March. There was one with a casual reference to New Jersey and folks in New Jersey complained, so that advertisement has been pulled.

Congressman Fraiser says the Virgin Islands are getting 1.2 million dollars to fight drug trafficking.

We are designated a high intensity drug trafficking area which makes our government eligible for special funds for Drug Enforcement Agency, Customs, the US attorney’s office, and the Virgin Islands police.

 The emergency housing project in Nazareth is on hold.

Chief Judge Thomas Moore has issued a restraining order stopping construction for 60 days while they sort out whether the Nazareth site is suitable for so much housing. One of the plaintiffs in the suit is the Virgin Islands Tree Boa, an endangered snake species.

You can be a mentor.

It means helping a specific young person see the value of education, giving them a window on success and letting them learn from you. You can be a mentor, call CAHS and ask for Jeanette Smith. 9 AM and 4 PM – Antilles Gas 8 AM and 1 PM Red Hook Family Practice.

The League of Women Voters is holding its first general meeting since the storm.

That’s Saturday the 27th at the Carib Beach Hotel at 8:30 AM. Hug a Bunch is holding a meeting for measurements at Bellows Tuesday at 5:30. Excelsior Talent Productions is still looking for two dancers for the Miss Big and Beautiful contest. Auditions are tomorrow at CAHS 8 PM

Jennifer Penha has good news.

She just graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science degree is Civil Engineering. She made the deans list, and national dean’s list and graduated Magna Cum Laude – That’s High honors. She’s doing an internship now, and will pursue a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. She is a graduate of Saints Peter and Paul High School and we hope she’ll come home to work here. That’s Jennifer Penha’s good news.