Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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 Senate voted to transfer 13.5 million into the Windstorm Authority.

This means that most windstorm authority claims can be paid or at least settled, and quickly too.

They were using the house at 50-A King Street in St. Croix to sell drugs,

at least until last Wednesday when the Police and Public Works bulldozed the house and kicked out the drug pushers. The Daily News reports that stores in the area had all been robbed over and over, and the drug pushers were street beggars too. Now it is quiet, the pushers are gone, and thats good news.

 We call it good news; sometimes it’s downright excellent news.

The Inspection lanes are going to improve. The Motor Vehicle Registry is now fully computerized. That should make the wait for registration change from a two day nightmare to a 15 minute process. Out with the typewriters, in with the computers. The morning rush and end of month rush may clog the system but for most of us, the long wait is over.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress Test showed Virgin Island students scoring lower than their stateside counterparts in Math.

The Virgin Islands Math Teachers Association is rallying to raise our kids math scores. They are meeting on Friday at 3:30 at the St. Croix Educational Complex Library to plan strategies to include more math in the school curriculum. Call Moremi Hunt at 773-3281

Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School, your grade teams are holding meetings.

Principal Ivy Williams wants all parents to come to these meetings to learn about progress and pertinent information. Team 8A is meeting today at 11 AM. Team 7A is meeting today at 5:30. Team 7D is meeting tomorrow at 11 AM.

Public Works is holding a workshop for Certified Disadvantaged Businesses

to help you bid on upcoming Federal Highway projects. That’s January 30th on St. Thomas and Feb. 1 on St. Croix. 9 AM and 4 PM – Antilles Gas 8 AM and 1 PM Red Hook Family Practice.

The St. Croix Landmarks Society is offering a free public lecture tonight at 7 PM.

The speaker is Dr. Arnold Highfield and his topic is The Curious Demise of the Danish West Indian Slave Trade. For more information, call 772-0589.

WAPA is going to start connecting homes in the New Tutu area to the potable water system.

If you need to get connected call WAPA at 774-3442.

Hug a Bunch is holding a meeting for measurements at Bellows Tonight at 5:30.

Excelsior Talent Productions is looking for two dancers for the Miss Big and Beautiful contest. Auditions are tonight at CAHS 8 PM.

Finally this: James A Petrait has been chosen to receive the Presidents award for excellence in Science education.

Petrait teaches at the St. Joseph School and has won the award before. He’s going to Washington this spring to receive his award and a $7500 grant to his school for science education. Petrait attributes his award to his continuing education, that means he never stopped going to school. Thats good news.

Remember, its your good news. You tell us, & well tell everyone.