Wednesday, December 18, 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


Seaview Nursing Home is Bringing 14 Kids Home

The Governor awarded a contract to the Seaview Nursing home to begin providing special care services for 14 local children who are currently getting their care in the states. The 14 children have disabilities that require complex multidisciplinary services. Now they are going to get that special care closer to home. No date has been announced for the return of the 14 children to the Virgin Islands.

Dr Donna Christian Green – Plans

Dr. Donna Christian Green has announced her plans for the transition. Her installation as the new delegate will happen on January 7th. Veteran Virgin Islands delegate office official Lorraine Hill will coordinate the transition. James O’Bryan will manage her affairs in St. Thomas and Monique Clindinen will manage things on St. Croix. Both offices will continue to operate at their current locations.

Kids Say – No Nukes

Tomorrow the Ship Greenpeace will be docked in Fredreksted and 500 students are expected to participate in a protest rally at 10:00 AM. The topic of the protest is that shipment of nuclear waste. The children are leading the way, they are circulating petitions, making banners and signs. Ten AM tomorrow in Fredreksted.

The Nuclear Control Institute issued a statement that nations along the path of a nuclear waste shipment have the right to use force to block passage of the ship in their exclusion zones. The Governor has called on President Clinton to stop this shipment from passing near here.

United Way Half Way Plus

St. Thomas St. John United Way is more than half way to their goal. 55.4% to be accurate. You can help by sponsoring a Christmas Light in United Way’s display in Educator Park. The lights will be illuminated Friday and they’ll be on through the new year.

Lottery is Today

The Virgin Islands Lottery reminds you the drawing is today, not Thursday. The Top Prize is $500,000. And there are 15 Alpha Star Satellite Dishes in today’s drawing.

Coming Up:

  • The fire Service reminds you that everyone is invited to the Annual Christmas Party at the Ft Christian Fire Station Sunday at 2:00 PM 
  • Carnival Committee reminds all bands that want to participate in Carnival Village, Brass-o-rama, or the music festival that the meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 PM at Carnival headquarters. 
  • On Friday there’s a Christmas party at the Juan Luis Hospital Pediatric ward, Luvkids TV and Radio is putting on a kids party to honor the civil air patrol cadets we lost back in October. One of the cadets, Natasha Ayala was a premature birth back in 1982 and survived against all the odds, there will be a special party in the newborn nursery too

Alecia Wells – Good News

Alecia Wells is in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. Alicia Wells is the Deputy Insular Superintendent in the St. Thomas St. John School district. Liston Davis says the Who’s Who honors outstanding teachers and he said it is gratifying to see one of ours in the book of the best. That’s Alicia Wells good news.

Sidney Bell – Good News

Sidney Bell is going to South Africa with the NBA as part of the Citizen Ambassador Program. Sidney is a 22 year veteran teacher in our schools and represented the Virgin Islands in the national basketball team from 1970 to 1981. Wells will spend two weeks in South Africa in May of 1997. That’s Sidney Bell’s Good News

Little Miss Al McBean

There is a round trip to Disney World in this news item. Young Ladies ages 9 to 12 are needed to enter the Little Miss Al McBean contest. The deadline to apply is December 21st and the winner gets to go to Disney World. The contest is in Tutu January 12, but the deadline is this Saturday. Call Sheryl George at 777-7755.