Friday, April 03, 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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EPA to Open Office in Virgin Islands

The US Environmental Protection Agency opened a new office in the US Virgin Islands today. The new office demonstrated EPA’s concern with our environment and support for the Virgin Islands citizens. The office in the Federal Building, Room 142, at 11:30 AM. The EPA Regional administrator, Delegate Christian-Green and Lorraine Berry on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 82 Degrees at 2 PM Skies: Sunny, Chance of Showers: 20%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready for You!

Better Medicine Through the Internet

The Schneider Hospital is opening new facilities to use computerized tele-medicine that will link our hospital on St. Thomas with the medical school at Howard University. The new facility will allow doctors here to consult with doctors there, exchange data and gather advice from experts in Washington. The network will connect to St. Croix and St. John next.

PSC to meet today

The Public Services Commission is meeting Barbel Plaza. About a reduction of the VITELCO phone rates. Senator Donastorg got 14 of the Senators to pass a bill calling for a 20% reduction to redress the special tax deal VITELCO got from the Industrial Development Commission.

Parking Lot Project Protest – Stopped

Work on the parking lot stopped yesterday. The Park Service did not have proper earth moving permits from DPNR. While the Governor and Members of the House want to resurface the parking lot and get title to the land. Delegate Christian-Green says that Department of Interior will not relinquish the land the next step is to plan alternative parking.

WTJX – Ch – 12 is off the air – they are down for a few days as they wait for parts to come in.

Emancipation Roundtable

There is an Emancipation Roundtable coming up on Sunday on St. Croix and Monday at on St. Thomas. The topic is West African Survivals Through the Eyes of Art History and Archeology with Dr Nii Quarcoopme of Ghana. The event is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council.

College reunion

Are you an alumni of Monroe College? There are plans for a Monroe college alumni reunion Call Clorise Smith at 774-8784 Ex 2224.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Governor Schneider has declared April Alcohol Awareness Month in the Virgin Islands, saying that alcoholism is one of the most serious health problems in the US and the territories. The economic loss to the American economy has been estimated at 100 million dollars.

Governor Schneider to meet with Mountaintop Association

Governor Schneider will meet with members of the Mountaintop Residents Association on Monday April 6th to discuss their concerns. So far the issues are road maintenance, the commercial antennas and crime watch patrols. The residents are also asking to mapping of the area to help emergency response and clarity on zoning. Northside residents are holding a town meeting at Joseph Sibilly School at 6:00 PM on April 6th

Coming Up:

Independent Citizen’s Movement Political Party will hold teleconference meeting on Saturday at 10:00 AM to review the revised by-laws of the Territorial Committee, to review the Party pamphlet and the candidates for the upcoming election. All members are asked to participate. Call Mario Frances 776-3475 Lockhart PTA clean up of the campus on Sat and Sunday from 7 to 10:00 AM and 4 to 6 in th afternoon. µ CAHS class of 73 meeting at Insomnia at 6:00 PM We From Upstreet meeting at Cultural Heritage Institute for installation of officers. Tonight – Kwabena’s Calypso Tent in Smith Bay is SOLD OUT 5:30 PM µ There is anew art exhibit at Cuzzin’s Restaurant on Back Charlotte Amalie with artist Marsha Stein – the opening reception is at 5:30 PM – Victim Advocate Program Athena’s will host a fund raiser for COAST at 6:00 PM Saturday Cultural Heritage Institute has a lecture on the Danish Background of Emancipation with the Curator of the Danish National Museum -Per Nielsen – speaking. That’s Saturday at 4:00 PM

5:00 PM – Open House today at Simmons House Inn in Estate Catherineberg from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM – refreshments, entertainment and there is a special price for local residents who need a night away. 6:00 PM Ivanna Eudora Kean School Class of 1991 is holding an emergency meeting at Tutu Park Mall Center Court at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM – Human Services announces the annual Drug Free Teen Activity night on Friday Apr 3rd at Insomnia at 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Call 774-0930 11:00 PM – UVI Yearbook committee is inviting alumni students and the general public to a Sneaker Jam from 11:00 PM to to 3:00 AM with music by the Starlights – you gotta wear sneakers.

Coming Up: 9:30 AM – Wesleyan Academy will be testing new students for the coming year on Saturday April 4th at 9:30 AM Call 774-5438

Water Island Report

The last of the Hotel structure is Gone. Associated Press picked up a story from your intrepid Good News Guy and it is National News. Damn. There’s goes a perfect record of “No News is Good News.” Actual news. Well, maybe next year. Number of Days with no news = 0

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