Friday, April 17, 1998

US Virgin Islands

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Senate Session – Duncan Day

The Senate met yesterday. They passed a bill to name April 25th Timothy Theodore Duncan Day in the Virgin Islands. They overrode the Governors veto of a tax amnesty bill which means businesses have 90 days to pay back taxes without penalties. They argued over cricket as Senator White made an appeal for funds to complete the Nadir bridge and not Cricket when we have a flooding problem. They adjourned abruptly at 8:00 PM. They are not meeting today but they have a special session on Monday.

Today’s Photo: View from the Road of Hull Bay

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 78 Degrees at 1 PM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect Whale Watch: No Whales spotted in Virgin Islands Waters Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready for You!

Governor Has Hess Agreement

The Governor has sent down an agreement regarding Hess and he is asking them to vote the plan up or down. The agreement between Hess and The Venezuelan Oil company expires in late spring and the Governor says we need to act or lose the deal.

Hotel Association – Nine Million in Taxes

The Hotel Association did a survey of their members to ask how much hotel tax they paid. 6 million in Calendar year 1997 and they are projecting a hotel tax of 9 million 320 thousand for calendar year 1998

Landfill Clean Up

The landfills may get their first clean up. No it isn’t the final solution to the landfill problems, but the Government signed a contract with Caribbean Commodities to remove scrap metal from the Bovoni and Anguilla Landfills. The company will also pay the Government for the metals they remove from the landfill

We have Winners

Ulla Muller School raffle results are in. First prize is a computer and it goes to Leroy Hanley, 2nd prize goes to Milton Moreland Jr. a round trip to Puerto Rico and Tiffany Huggins wins a bicycle.

Tourism Road Show

The Virgin Islands Callings program of the Department of Tourism is beginning April 29th with a road show to promote the Virgin Islands to travel agents and potential visitors. This year the Tourism sales crew will visit Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Houston and Dallas in the April set, then later road shows will target the Midwest and northeast.

We have a Winner

The National Beta Club of honor students conferred its top award on Aslin Leger a 6th grader at the Edith Williams School. She wrote an excellent essay in the national writing contest. She is the youngest of the 9 national winners. Her essay will appear in the March 1998 issue of Beta Journal and it will be distributed to all beta Club members.


Meetings: 5:30 PM – Gypsy Troupe is meeting at American Legion Hall in Crown Bay – bring your shoes. Jesters Troupe are meeting at Petite Pump Room at 5:30 PM – CAHS Class of 1958 will meet at Windward Passage Hotel – Ivanna Eudora Kean School Class of 1983 will meet at the School Music Suite at 6:00 PM – Bethany School reunion is on St. John today at 7:00 PM at the former Bethany School location. 5:30 PM – All Parent Teacher Student Association members, PTA Presidents and other interested individuals are invited to attend an important meeting today at Christiansted Pizza Hut Saturday’s Lockhart school walk-a-thon has been postponed to next Saturday the 25th. Postponed – First annual Grand Taxi Ball has been postponed – Call 773-8294 for a refund Elskoe and Associates get your feet measured at Mrs. Elskoe’s residence by 7:00 PM tonight or tramp barefoot. Addelita Cancaryn School is distributing Report Cards today. So is Ivanna Eudora Kean School League of Women Voters will hold an annual meeting on Saturday at Emerald Beach Resort at 9:00 AM Senior Citizens – free ID cards today at Market Square from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM 7:30 PM – Antilles School is presenting Thornton Wilder’s Classic Play Our Town on April 16, 17 and 18th at 7:30 PM – Tickets are $6. 8:00 PM – A Taste of Carnival Calypso Chow and Dance will be at Midland Night Club at 8:00 PM 8:30 PM CAHS Class of 1083 is holding a call out for all members of the Class to come to Insomnia in Four Winds Plaza 10:00 PM – CAHS Class of 1983 presents Deep Unda Kova in a Carnival Jam on April 17th at Insomnia in Four Winds Plaza from 10:00 PM until. Coming Up Tomorrow: Wesleyan Academy will be testing new students for the upcoming school year beginning at 9:30 AM on April 18th Saturday – Clean up Coki Point this weekend with the Coki Point Beautification Initiative on Saturday at 8:00 AM Over 80 people came to the last clean up in January and it needs it again. Coming Up Tomorrow: Blood Pressure screening at Tutu Park Mall Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM sponsored by Emergency Medical Services. Coming Up Sunday: 10:00 AM µ There is a Hobby Show and Play Session at Ruby’s-by-the-Sea today at 10:00 AM sponsored by Think Tank.

Navy Show Band Coming to St. Croix

The 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Commemoration will have one more major attraction. The US Navy has agreed to send their show band to perform for the 150th Emancipation Commemoration events. And the Show Band will be joined by Navy ship USS South Carolina which will be in St. Croix in July for the festivities. We also have a ship here now, the USS Coast Guard Cutter Le Gare will be in St. Croix from today through the 19th

David Jones To Host Symposium

Senator Jones is concerned with the Virgin Islands Economy and he is sponsoring a forum to discuss the economy. The idea is to air the Jones Plan and get your input on how to re-invigorate the local economy.

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