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Government Branches Mingle Over Budget
Senate President Lorraine Berry will finally have an opportunity to talk over matters of fiscal policy with government house. She has accepted an invitation to attend a budget conference September 2nd. Among the topics expected to be discussed are matters being raised during the ongoing Senate Finance Committee Hearing. The Intergovernmental Conference was arranged with the assistance of Senator At Large Almando Rocky Liburd, who said such discussion presents the leadership in its best light to business interests and members of the public.
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 85 Degrees Water Temp: 72 Degrees Skies: Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Partly cloudy Sailing and Diving : Choppy Drinks: Ready
There was a gathering to remember St. John’s Lucinda Millin Tuesday at the Senior Citizens Home which bears her name. This August 26th would have been Miss Millin’s 105th birthday. Among her admirers, attorney Edith Borne said “she was an image no one feared”, an image everyone respected. During her lifetime Miss Millin taught school, founded the St. Thomas Women’s League. Which later became the League of Women Voters and led the drive to establish a senior citizens home on St. Thomas. Miss Millin’s birthday celebration falls on the same day people in the United States celebrate the birth of Susan B. Anthony. Another champion of women’s voting rights.
Governor Roy Schneider and Lt.Governor Kenneth Mapp got together on St. Croix to welcome and congratulate some 800 immigrants taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at Island Center. Many of those newly naturalized came from other Caribbean countries but new citizens also came from India, Kuwait, Jordan .. and Canada.
For statesiders and fresh water yankees thinking of getting away to the Virgin Islands this Labor Day weekend American Airlines is offering a special $141 round trip fare from Miami to St. Thomas or St. Croix. The special fare, usually $500 round trip this time of year, appears on a list of American Airline special prices to selected destinations in an attempt to attract extra business.
Stork brings Baby Sharks
The Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation want to ensure the safety of swimmers near Lindbergh Bay. Earlier this week they issued an advisory on a shark citing near the bay and are asking swimmers to refrain from bathing for now. Bunin Brothers, Project Coordinator for Housing, Parks and Recreation said it happens about this time every year that mother sharks have their babies in the nearby lagoon then swim off to open waters. While the little ones stay behind, feasting on fries and other aquatic fast food. Occasionally sampling a passing swimmer. Ms. Brothers said the baby sharks usually head for the ocean by the end of September.
Students on St. Thomas and St. Croix – how would you like to be part of the cast of Graffiti Street? The award winning youth talk show produced here in the Virgin Islands ??? Auditions will be held September 3 3:30 pm for young men at the Charlotte Amalie trailer next to the Art Department. St. Thomas ladies have their auditions scheduled for 3:30 September 4th. On St. Croix both young men and young women will have their chance to join the Graffiti Street crew in auditions held September 6 10 am at the WTJX Studios in Gallows Bay. For more information contact 773-3337.
Dr. Donna Green meets the public at Ralph deChabert Housing Project and the surrounding community on August 27th between 3pm and 7pm at the deChabert Community Center. St. Thomas Lions meet Thursday August 28 at Palm Court Harbor View 7 p.m. Registration is underway for business classes at the Raphael Wheatley Skills Center. Classes offered as of September 8 include micro computer applications, clerical business skills, typing, basic mechanics and carpentry. Registration takes place at the office behind Lockhart Elementary School between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm The V.I. Port Authority governing board meets Thursday on St. John 10 am at the Local Culinary in Cruz Bay