Tuesday, December 24, 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


Merry Christmas to One and All

At the top of the news, the Governor signed a proclamation making the week of January 1 through the 5th William Jefferson Clinton Week in the US Virgin Islands. He says this is a fitting and proper way to recognize this president who has done so much to aid us with our recovery from the storm.

Post Office Schedule

The Post Office wants you to know that they will be open tomorrow with the same as a Sunday schedule for mail and priority parcel delivery and pick up. That’s from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Holiday Leave

Governor Schneider has authorized administrative leave for non-essential government employees for today, Christmas eve from noon to 5pm and again on December 31st New Years Eve from noon to 5. He authorized administrative leave on January 3rd, to attend festivities of the season and be good will ambassadors.

“Rocky’s” Christmas Message

Senate President Rocky Liburd calls on all of us to reflect on those positive aspects of our society that truly bind us together culturally and morally. Rocky says Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanza and a safe joyous and prosperous new year.

Christmas greetings from Senator Hansen

Sen. Hansen raised her thanks to God for sparing us in the hurricanes this year and she reminds all children whose parents can not give them fancy gifts to take the gift of their parents love, the greatest gift of all.

Christmas Cheer

Members of SPARKS are spreading Christmas cheer at the Schneider hospital singing carols and giving care packages to patients. And Virgin Islands Housing Authority Steel Orchestra is making good news donating a VCR to the pediatric ward of the Schneider hospital

On the sore spot report:

Our sore spot caller says that from Blackpoint hill to Estate Hope on Fortuna Road someone tossed their trash – a lot of rash. We need these islands in pristine condition, can we please get Fortuna Road cleaned up.

Keep it Safe!

Christmas is nearly here. The fire service reminds you to keep your Christmas decorations safe. Make sure you have a smoke detector. Don’t use lightweight extension cords, rather use a multi-outlet power strip with a circuit breaker. Cover open electrical outlets with caps. Be careful with nails and staples around electrical wires and turn off the lights when you are out of the house or asleep. Be careful with candles and make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand.

Best Wishes and New Ideas

Housing Parks and Recreation dispensed with the traditional department Christmas party. Instead they are going to give toys to the children at the Women’s Resource Center. Commissioner Hobson and the whole department wish you a Merry Christmas filled with the spirit of love. Dept. of Mental Health remind you to keep it alcohol and drug free. Fill your holiday with the spirit of the times not the spirit in a bottle.