Friday, August 01, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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Historic Gathering of Police Commissioners

Virgin Islands Police Commissioner gathered the heads of the police services from all of the regional islands in a historic gathering to open lines of communication and increase cooperation among the police on the different islands. Our near neighbors in the British Virgin Islands want easier extradition, our neighbors on St. Maarten want to cooperate on drug trafficking control all of the police commissioners want to cooperate on illegal immigration and it was our Ramon Davila who gathered them together on St. Thomas today to make regional cooperation a reality. 07/31/97 3:31 PM

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 84 Degrees Water Temp: 72 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Perfect Sailing and Diving : Perfect Drinks: Ready

Savan Will be an Enterprise Zone.

Last night at the Jane E. Tuitt School Savaneros heard the governor lay out his vision for their neighborhood. He sees clean lots, abandoned cars removed, a community center, the dilapidated buildings are gone and there are new businesses, a Laundromat, a convenience store, and a wholly revitalized economy. He announced that the great grand daughter of Rothschild Frances will be the liaison for Savan and he is expecting the community development block grant will help.

Election Board Reform Complete

The election reform proposals are complete and the Joint Board of Elections submitted their final report to the legislature. The proposals are designed to reduce the cost of holding elections and eliminate unnecessary run off elections.

Soufriere Hills Volcano Erupted Again

The bad news is the volcano erupted again yesterday. The good news is that no one was injured in the latest explosion

Virgin Islands America’s Cup Challenge – Free Sailing Class

There is a new free sailing program from the America’s Cup Challenge. Every Saturday starting August 2 there will be free sailing lessons on Magens Bay at 10 to noon. Pre-registration is not necessary. Our youth have a new opportunity to learn to sail. Call 774-9090 Ex 32

Department of Education Seeks Librarians.

The Department of Education has announced that they are seeking qualified librarians and Special Education Teachers for the 97-98 school year. Call 774-0100 Ex 3051

USVI Travel News Wins Awards

The Department of Tourism and Martin Public Relations have another award for their excellence in public communication. The quarterly newsletter from Department of Tourism won the 50th annual Virginia Public Relation’s Awards

Free Bicycles

Bluebird Juices is announcing a special giveaway of six Huffy bicycles. The Bluebird Summer Bike Givaway begins this week through the end of August. Entry forms are available at all Pueblo stores – one bike per store. You don’t need to purchase to enter the contest. Winners will be announced in September.

New Lawyer Coming to Town

Aquannette Y. Chinnery has just returned from the Convention of Trial Lawyers of America and she is opening a new law office in St. Thomas She recently graduated from Rutger’s Law school with honors, She was the editor of the Law Review

Coming Up:

CAHS Seniors, your summer reading books are in. Pick them up today from 8 to noon and on Monday between 9 and Noon. This week is Breast Feeding Week in the Virgin Islands. Breast fed infants thrive. Breast milk is much less expensive than bottle milk and better for baby and mother. Governor Schneider urges all new mothers to breast feed their babies. Virgin Islands Council on the Arts has a series of workshops on how to apply for grants. August 1 at Fort Christian Museum, Today at 10:00 AM – Summer Youth Calypso Fest with Children performing their own original Calypso songs. Today at CAHS at 10:00 AM – A Big Thank You to Calypsonians SlyJ, and Solemnity, for organizing the show Artist of the Month at the Hospitality Lounge is Gail Felix-Smith and Louise Lauffer with Masks. Gail is an art teacher and CAHS ceramist, Louise teaches in the St. Thomas elementary schools. She uses calabash to create her masks. Coming Up: Arts Alive will host a Health Fair Aug 9th at Tillets Garden

Water Island Report

Should there be an official Soldier Crab Races Festival on Water Island? The crabs agree that they don’t need a race, but there is a challenge from the box turtles who claim they are faster than the crabs. The Tortoise and the Crab – Now there’s a title for an event

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