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Solar Energy Office Opens.
The Virgin Islands Energy Office opened a new facility on Veterans Drive yesterday to demonstrate an all solar energy office. The cooling, computers, fax , phones and water pump and lighting in the office are powered by the photo-voltaic panels that get their energy from the sun. The power is stored in a desk sized unit that is the equivalent 100 car batteries. The power converted to Alternative current to power the units. You can visit the facility by calling the energy office and making an appointment. They want the school groups, business organizations and service clubs to come see the state of the art. It’s right across Veteran’s Drive from the Marine Terminal.
Today’s Photo: The View of Hansen’s Bay St. John from under the Sea Grape Tree
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 86 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 20%: Water Temp: Perfect Whale Watch: 4 Whales spotted in Virgin Islands Waters Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Cool and refreshing!
Rotary International President Coming Today
The World President of Rotary Club International is coming to St. Thomas. President Kinross and his wife will be the first world president of Rotary to ever visited our area. District Governor Mulo Alwani said it is something all Rotarians in the he region can look forward to. He is arriving today for a stay through the 29th. Kinross comes from Brisbane Australia. The Governor declared Friday to be Rotary Day in the Virgin Islands.
Navy Engaged in Drug War
The Governor got a briefing from the US Navy on new efforts to stop the flow of drugs into the USA. There is a new form of RADAR that promises to detect aircraft and ships that are engaged in illegal activity. The new radar will include the Virgin Islands in its coverage.
House Committee Passed Transportation and Infrastructure Bill 69-0
The delegate announced that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed the Inter-modal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act with 16 million dollars for the Virgin Islands to complete projects to relieve traffic congestion in downtown. Virtually all of our major road construction projects come from the earlier version of this bill. In other news, the delegate had congratulations to the Department of Education for their implementation of the Internet in our schools. It is like bringing the Information Superhighway to our youth.
The Red Cross Blood Drive is at Palm Passage until 6:00 PM today. Donating blood is easy, quick, it really doesn’t hurt and you make a significant contribution to the world. Today they are taking blood at Palm Passage and tomorrow at Tutu Park Mall.
We have a new Miss UVI
A 23 year old education major is the new Miss UVI after a Pageant as part of Charter Day. Lisa Wynne says she will be active as Miss UVI as a liaison between student and the administration and reaching out to local business and high school students. She also says she’ll work to preserve programs of the UVI English Dept. Lisa won free room and board, a computer and a budget to do the Queen’s work.
1:00 PM – Johnson and Johnson and the UVI Nursing Dept. have a class on Wound Care today from 1 to 3:00 PM at the Chase Auditorium. 5:30 PM Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Grand Hotel from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM with the famous $2 bar, entertainment with Sammy Watts, Door prizes, a silent auction, and this Business After Hours is sponsored by Lockhart Caribbean and ITT World Directories. 6:00 PM – St. Thomas Racquet Club has its first Women’s Medical Center Tennis Tournament March 26th to the 29th at the Subbase Tennis Courts Call 775-5578 6:30 PM Senate public hearings on St. John at the Legislature. At 6:30 PM – the topic is numbered seats. 7:30 PM St. Thomas East End Lions Club general membership meeting 7:30 p.m. Anna’s Retreat Senior Center Small Business Tax Seminar entitled “Accounting Records and Their Important Role in the Contractors Ability to Secure Bond That’s on Thursday March 26th from 6 to 8:00 PM at the Small Business Development Center Conference room in Nisky Center. 776-3206