Monday, Jan. 29, 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 


Justice Ginsburg wants more women on the Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg came to visit this weekend and spoke to a packed house at Government house. She called for more women in places of decision throughout the government. She came to aid the Hebrew Congregation’s bicentennial celebration.

 American Airlines will resume full service

from New York’s JFK Airport to St. Thomas on Wednesday and on March second American will resume flights from Washington Dulles Airport to St. Thomas. This means 338 new seats per day coming here.

Congressman Frazer joined the House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade

where he is sponsoring a bill to create a National Tourism Board. He wants a national tourism board to help promote our islands as a destination.

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority is offering a nine week class that will teach everything you need to know to buy a house.

They’ve made it easy and the class is being offered starting Wednesday February 7th a 6PM.

Did you know there is a shortage of young people in the building trades?

FEMA has a ten week course for High School students to get them excited about entering the building trades. FEMA also has a ten week course in St. Croix for professional builders to learn the new building code. The Vocational Education School in St. Croix has classes on upholstery, cabinet making and masonry begin February 13th.

St. Croix ranked third in Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine’s poll of their readers.

They also ranked St. Thomas fourth for diving on wrecks. St. Croix’s Virgin Islands Divers was ranked in the top ten dive shops in the world.

Community Notes:

  • Eden Park Home Owners are meeting on Tuesday at 6 at Taco Bell.
  • St. Thomas Rescue, your monthly meeting is on Thursday February 1st at 7 PM.
  • This Wednesday is the last day to register for Caribbean Dance School.
  • Charlotte Amalie class of 1955 is meeting at Stedman Hodges office Tuesday at 5:30.
  • Charlotte Amalie HS seniors your Financial Aid Workshop is on Tuesday. Money for College, write it down. Tuesday at 5:30

 Finally this:

Hold on to that waste oil. Don’t dump it. There is a new project starting in St. John to recycle oil. Friends of Virgin Islands National Parks, DPW and The Anti-litter Beautification Committee are opening a oil recycling facility at Coral Bay Fire Station tomorrow at noon. Your waste oil will go to WAPA where it will be burned for electricity. No pollution. No oil in the water and the cost of electricity will drop by a few cents. Recycling oil for energy is good news for everyone. Remember, it’s your good news. You tell us, & we’ll tell everyone.