Wednesday, April 09, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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


Incinerator Bid Withdrawn

Sounds like bad news, the Dept. of Property and Procurement canceled the bidders meeting and withdrew the request for proposals to build incinerators at Bovoni and Anguilla Landfill. The Dept. will issue a new request for proposals for greatly enhanced facilities for the landfills. The idea is to include requirements for major recycling and energy recovery systems. The good news is that the delay will result in a better facility later. 04/09/97 8:38 AM

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 80 Degrees Water Temp: 71 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Beach: Perfect Swimming: Perfect Diving: Perfect Sailing: Perfect Drinks: Ready

GERS Chairman resigns

The Chairman of the GERS resigned yesterday moments before a resolution was to be introduced to unseat him. James Heying stormed out of the meeting with another board member and the remaining three members of the board elected Lincoln Oliver the new chairman. There was a lot of internal arguing over the management of one GERS asset, the West Indian Company Dock. 04/09/97 11:59 AM

Finance Committee Passes Bills

Finance Committee met yesterday and approved several automobile purchases for the Dept. of Human Services. They approved leases for Bohlke International Airways – finally. Bohlke testified that the landing fees in the Virgin Islands are damaging to our revenues. Another lease was for AT&T Submarine systems to build storage buildings. Also approved. 04/09/97 8:26 AM

Should AT&T lay the Cable or Clean up first.

It’s in court today. AT&T is trying to complete the installation of new fiber optic links while the clean up of the drilling mud proceeds. Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants the drilling site cleaned up first, then the cable. That case is in court today. 04/09/97 11:59 AM

Friday is the deadline

No, It isn”t’ tax day yet, but it is the last day to file a claim for economic damage due to Hurricane Marilyn. Friday is the last day of the Federal Disaster Assistance program from Hurricane Marilyn. Consider that storm almost over. 04/09/97 11:59 AM

Senator Hansen needs a Prescription filled.

She says the facilities for public health clients to get their prescriptions filled in Frederiksted is a burden on clients elsewhere on the island. She wants new pharmacy opened in Christiansted to make it easier for public clients of the public health system to get their prescriptions. 04/09/97 9:28 AM

St. Croix Literacy Tutoring is available.

St. Croix Literacy Program is asking all concerned persons to come increase your reading proficiency Call 773-1095 for more information on reading skills. You can learn to read – at any age.

You hear me talk about the Internet, but what is it?

You can find out at the Baa Library all next week there are open house hours at the Baa library for you to surf the net with a guide and helper. Call Mr. Waters to schedule an appointment 774-0630. Kids connect at the Library and you can get connected to the Internet at the Baa Library every day next week from 3 to 5:00 PM.

VITEMA is hosting Earthquake Conferences

How much do you know about earthquakes. We live on the Anegada fault, an active earthquake fault. We could have a major earthquake anytime. False ceilings and hanging lights can easily fall down in an earthquake, Look in your room right now – what hazards are there and where would you go to get under a heavy table, desk or reinforced wall.. Stop, Drop and Cover are the key words. The Earthquake preparedness seminars continue Thursday on St. Croix. I’ll have earthquake tips all week.

Coming Up:

Saturday League of Women Voters has a luncheon April 12th at Noon at the Carib Beach Hotel Delegate Dr Donna Christian-Green will be the speaker. Registration begins at 9:00 AM –

Water Island Report

Nothing happened on Water Island And that’s your Water Island report

Coral Bay Report

Emmaus Moravian Church has a new pastor Ralph Prince who will be assuming the duties of Retiring pastor Ray Joseph later this month. That’s what’s happening in Coral Bay St. John.