Friday, December 20, 1996

US Virgin Islands

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines


The Governor got another 27 Million from FEMA

The Governor’s had a meeting with FEMA’s James Lee Witt and got approval to drawdown the next 27 million of our community disaster loan. The Governor thanked the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Finance staff for producing all the documentation. The Governor also has approval from Housing and Urban Development to begin converting public housing to home ownership. The first sites will be Polyberg and George Simmons Terrace on St. John.

Legislature Special Session – One Act Passed

The legislature met yesterday with the Governor’s long agenda. They approved the bill to allow income tax deductions from unemployment benefits. We needed this law before year’s end. They adjourned without touching the rest of the agenda. The Governor said he was disappointed with the lack of wherewithal to do what is necessary, particularly regarding cash flow.

Home Town Man returns on his own Cutter

Lt. Commander Austin Callwood is in Crown Bay aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis. He is second in command of the ship. Welcome home Lt Commander Callwood. Open House is tomorrow from 1 to 4 PM. Also in Crown Bay is the Virgin Island America’s Cup training yacht, the Stars and Stripes.

No Development on Hans Lollick

Uninhabited Hans Lollick will stay that way, at least for now. The Courts will not allow developers to change the Coastal Zone Management decision to refuse a development on that island.

Free Casino School

Free school! The Virgin Islands Hospitality Training School has an entry level class that will teach you how to be a for card dealer for casino games. Get in on the ground floor of the casino business. Registration is Monday at Sunny Isle Shopping Center.

Santa Visits Schools

Santa Pringle visited Sprauve School yesterday with a Color TV and VCR for educational videos. Santa Pringle visited to Peace Corp. School too with a new water cooler. Finally the reindeer stopped at the J. Antonio Jarvis to give two honor roll students special gifts. Santa had a big thanks to his sponsors.

BB Tournament Coming Up.

Mr. Beazer wants you to know that the elementary basketball winterfest is this Saturday at the Savan BB Court at 7:00 PM with Jarvis against Dober then the second game is Kirwin vs. Tuitt. Saturday at 7 at Savan court.

Fire Service Open Houses

The Fire Service has an open house right now at Ft Christian Fire Station and the Fire Service Christmas party is Sunday at 2.

Party Plans

St. John Festival is today at 7:00 PM in Cruz Bay Park with Emphasis Band and Saturday at 7 with Cool Sessions Brass. The Governor and Mrs. Schneider’s Christmas Parties are today at Emancipation Garden at 5:30 PM, then the Miracle on Main Street and Back Street. The Governor’s St. Croix’s party is Saturday at Sunny Isle at 1:00 PM and St. John’s the party is Sunday in Cruz Bay at 3:00 PM. µ Reformation Lutheran Church has a pre-Christmas bake sale Saturday at 10:00 AM on the church grounds with Tarts, sweet breads, and local drinks.

Drunk and Drugged Driving Month

Forty one per cent of all automobile deaths are related to drinking alcohol and driving. Today is public awareness day. Are you driving with your headlights on to show you are aware of the problem of drunk and drugged driving? Did you forget to turn your headlights off when you stopped the car?

Good News from the Daily News

The Daily News is sponsoring a book drive to bring more books to our schools. A lifetime subscription to National geographic costs $500. Each school library should have a subscription. The drive is seeking recent science and math books, more Dr Seuss and books for small children. Autobiographies, the Classics, encyclopedias and dictionaries. You can help make some good news for our schools. Help the Daily News Book Drive.