Friday, January 16, 1998

US Virgin Islands

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


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Lord and Taylor was Here

You’ll See Crown Bay Marina in the next edition of the Lord and Taylor catalog. The crews are in town and they are shooting photographs of fine clothing all over the island. They have been in town, at Renaissance Grand Beach Resort and today they are shooting in Crown Bay Marina with the luxury yachts as the backdrop for the special clothing. Lord and Taylor is one of America’s oldest retailers of women’s clothing and now they are showcasing our Virgin Islands too.

Today’s Photo: Lord & Taylor Shooting a Catalog in Crown Bay Marina Caption

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: Perfect Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

Monday is a Federal Holiday

You are reminded that Monday is the day for the official celebration of the birth of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banks and government offices will be closed.

Estate Thomas to Get Road Work.

Monday will be the D-Day in Estate Thomas as the Dept. of Public Works will begin the next phase of the reconstruction of roads and drainage in Estate Thomas especially on Ninth and First streets. There are new sidewalks coming, curbs, gutters, utility enhancements, asphalt paving and other road improvements. There will be a neighborhood meeting Saturday at 9:00 AM – at the friends of Roy headquarters on 7th street to answer any questions you have.

Senate will meet next week

While the Senate will be off duty on Monday, the Finance Committee is planning to meet on Tuesday to consider a federal loan to the Government Development Bank in the amount of 2 million dollars. The Police Dept. is seeking 54,000 and there are lease agreements with Ferrol trucking, Tropic Tours and Boyson Inc. They are also looking at a sur-tax on long distance calls. The Rules Committee will meet on Thursday of this coming week.

On the Calendar

Society of Virgin Islands Historians is presenting its tenth annual Conference at the St. Croix Education Complex on January 17th at 8:30 AM -. Historical scholars will examine the issues relating to the emancipation in 1848. Retired Police Officers are meeting at 10:00 AM at Percy’s Bus Stop St. Thomas East End Lions Club have a Community Health Outreach program at Tutu Park Mall on Saturday 9:00 AM – to 2:00 PM – WTJX will broadcast the St. Croix Children’s Festival today at 3 o’clock. Immediately after WTJX will host the adult parade at 6:00 PM. At 10:00 PM – you can see part three of Masterpiece Theater’s Rhodes. Charming Twirlers will resume rehersal on Saturday at 3:00 PM – at the Dept of Labor. Future World Carnival troupe has an important meeting on Saturday at 3:00 PM for all persons interested in joining our carnival troupe. The Carnival Committee is meeting at 6:00 PM in Committee headquarters. Any organization interested in a local calypso tent for Carnival 98 is asked to attend. 690-5559 for more information United Way of St. Thomas St. John has the Culture Fair and Bazaar today from 9 o’clock to 3:00 PM – in Emancipation Garden. There is clothing, jewelry, furniture, toys and household items from the Clean Sweep Boutique, there’s is also food drinks and plants – and all proceeds go to United Way. Today is the first day of the Christian Fellowship Mens’ Ministries Soldiers of the Covenant conference. Today through January 19th there are two sessions – in the morning at 9:00 AM – and another session beginning at 7:30 PM – Call 774-4770. The Grand Opening of the Westin St. John is today – there are a host of activities culminating in the fireworks display. Residents of Great Cruz Bay are reminded there are fireworks at 10 by the Grucci fireworks experts and La Flame Productions. Enjoy the show.

April Newland – Making Good News

Good news from April Newland who is the new representative to the National Association of Realtors representing the 5th region, including our island, Puerto Rico, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. There are only 13 regional representatives and for the coming year April Newland is representing us. You can expect her to be in Washington DC lobbying the legislators.

US Customs Has Moved.

US Customs Sea Cargo Clearance Operation is relocating on January 20th to new offices in the same space as the IRB’s Excise Tax Division next to Tropical Sandfill. The phone number is 714-1600. The Customs marine and ferry operations will remain in the Blyden Marine Terminal.

Water Island Report

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