Tuesday, August 19, 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


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New Horizons

Governor Roy Schneider, in a public ceremony, dedicated the renovated Gramboko Building in Sub Base on Monday, as a new school building for alternative education. The New Horizons School, a program for seventh graders who need a different learning environment. It was formerly housed at the old Territorial Court at Barbel Plaza. Gramboko was being used by the V.I. National Guard. They donated the space, and with help from the Department of Property and Procurement the new New Horizons was painted and repaired, made ready for the start of classes August 25

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


Attorney General Julio Brady wants the public to know a series of parole hearings are scheduled for August 21 for the following inmates: Mao Penha , James Smith, Elvis Stapelton, Lenord Stay, Anthony Stoute, Dale Barned, and David Thompson. Those hearings are scheduled to begin 9:30 a.m. at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility. Members of the public who would like to submit comments on these inmates eligibility for parole are asked by the attorney general to do so 24 hours before the hearing date.

Savaneros Thanks

Anti crime patrols making the rounds in the Savan district of St. Thomas are hearing something they don’t often hear. To the thanks of the residents they serve. Police Commissioner Ramon Davila had some thanks of his own – to the bystanders who voice their discrete gratitude as his officers conducted sweeps of suspected drug markets in the area. Last month Governor Schneider pledged the resources of his administration toward revitalizing Savan. Two weeks ago, Virgin Islands police stepped up their presence in the area as a sign that revitalization is on the way.

Tumorous Turtle

Free at last the juvenile green sea turtle taken in by the National Park Service. The 110 lb turtle was discovered off the island of St. Croix with tumors over each eye. Aides over at the Park Service say she was almost blind when she was discovered by a diving fisherman. Now after two surgeries to remove the six tumors on her eyes and 15 more tumors on her body. The turtle was released back into the wild on Saturday.

Park Center Meeting

Organizers of Monday night’s public meeting on the proposed changes to the National Park Visitors Center praised some 150 St. John residents for coming out to the Julius E. Sprauve School to hear the issues. Architect Glenn Speer, a member of the St. John citizens task force seeking input into the new complex construction, said such public support showed park and local officials how strongly they feel about the future of island. Coming Up:

It’s almost time for the Labor Day Festival in Coral Bay St. John. The schedule of activities for the three day holiday weekend begins August 30 with a cookout, 10 a.m. and an arts and crafts fair. Sunday August 31 the crafts fair continues at 2 p.m. with music by local steel bands, and on Labor Day September 1 Coral Bay hosts its famous mini parade. The smallest parade in the Virgin Islands at 10 a.m. followed by a day long food fair along Centerline Road. With live music and a volleyball tournament at the Guy Benjamin basketball court. All vendors wanting information, drop a line to Janes Johannes committee chairwoman at Box 219 or call Leona Smith at 774-3130. Wesleyan School reminds all parents that school begins on Thursday August 21 at 7:50 AM. NO lunch will be served on Thursday or Friday so pack a lunch. 774-5438

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