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New Police Command to be Dedicated Today
The new Leander Jergen Police Command in Cruz Bay St. John will be dedicated at 3:00 PM today. The Governor will be there with Police Commissioner Ramon Davila and the president of R&R Caribbean, the company that built the building. Senator Almando “Rocky” Liburd will speak about the importance of the new police command and he says that VITRAN has agreed to make free bus service available from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay to let everyone come into see the new police command building.. There will be music and more. The public is invited.
Today’s Photo: Leander Jergen Command in Cruz Bay St. John
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 76 Degrees at 9 AM Skies: Sunny, Cloudy Chance of Showers: 20%: Water Temp: Perfect Whale Watch: 10 Whales spotted in Virgin Islands Waters Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Cold, Delicious and ready for You!
Ebenezer Gardens for the Elderly Dedication Today
There is another dedication on today at 10 am the Ebenezer Gardens for the Elderly across from Knud Hansen Complex will be dedicated in a ceremony. Senator Celestino White is calling on everyone to come witness this fulfillment of a promise to the elderly of the Virgin Islands.
EPA To Test Bovoni Air Quality
At the request of Governor Schneider, the US EPA will begin a monitoring program to test air samples from strategic locations around the Bovoni Landfill. Air samples will be tested for a variety of chemicals and potentially dangerous contaminants. Sampling will be done at night and during during hours of operation.
Governor Welcomes Rotary President and Masons Grand Master
The Governor welcomed Mr. Glen Kinross and his wife to Government House yesterday in a ceremony to make the Rotary president an honorary Virgin Islander. Kinross aid the local Rotary chapters are doing a terrific job of community service and pointed to the new rainbow room in Bovoni as an example. Shortly after that ceremony ,the Governor welcomed the top official of the Masons who made the governor an honorary citizen of Georgia.
Senators Reprogram Bonds to Capital Projects
The Senate Rules Committee met on Thursday and approved a number of measures to reprogram bonds funds. They approved $200,000 for repairs to sewage at the Ruby Rouse Homes in St. Croix, $100,000 for interior plumbing repairs at Anna’s Hope Complex and fu8nds for repairs at the Lyndon Johnson Gardens. They also approved funds to make repairs to the Legislature building in St. Thomas which needs new electrical systems, floor repair and roof repair.
Winner in Spelling Bee
The Territory Wide Spelling Bee is over. Students from 12 school from St. Thomas and St. Croix participated in the Spelling Bee. The first runner up was Kamilah Clenance, a 13 year old from St. Mary’s School . The winner is Sonia Tonge a 7th grader from Addelita Cancaryn Junior High School. She won by spelling the word appetite correctly.
Lions and Rotary are hosting a Health Culture Exposition over this weekend at Tutu Park Mall. Zion Academy is sponsoring a workshop seminar on Who Will Rise on today and Sunday Today is the first day of the Hibiscus, Bonsai, Orchid and fern society annual flower show at the St George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix March 28th and March 29th. Virgin Islands Audubon Society will hold its first Plant Sale at Cruz Bay Park as part of St. John Saturday. Proceeds will be used to help restore Small Pond at Frank Bay. Territorial Committee of the Independent Citizen’s Movement Political Party will meet at Victor’s New Hideout at 9:30 AM to adopt new by-laws and discuss candidates for the 1998 election. We have several food sales at the Fort Christian Parking Lot : Full Body Evangelical Pentecostal Church Mount Zion New Testament Church of God Youth Dept. CAHS Class of 1990 has a breakfast car wash at the Legislature Parking Lot through 1:00 PM to fund a scholarship There is a huge Rummage Sale at Fort Christian Parking Lot with the St. Thomas Reformed Church is the sponsor. Peace Corp. Elementary School PTA has a giant yard sale at the school at 775-3220 Women Aglow meets at 2:00 PM at Palm Count Harborview , the video No More Sheets will be shown. Enchantments of Jam Band Carnival Troupe at Emancipation Garden at 7:00 PM Virgin Islands Rotarians and their friends are invited to a reception for the president of Rotary International to be held at the home of District Governor Mulo Alwani. For ticket information call Vinnie Mohanani at 714-1909
Big Thank You
Big Thank You to Penn’s Trucking of St. John from Cooper Penn of Mocko Jumbie Jamboree
Water Island Report
Contractors are on-island to begin the process of demolishing the old hotel. As of yesterday they have their permits and work is expected to begin right after a day at the beach.