Friday, December 05, 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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Holmberg Tops in Marriott Races

The harbor was alive with activity yesterday with the Marriott Match Races. Home town favorite Peter Holmberg and Chris Law of Great Britain perfect 3-0 scores to lead the pack in the racing of these 40 foot yachts. Teams are in from Italy, Japan, the US, Switzerland and France and the rest of the sailors agree that St. Thomas is the perfect place to do sailboat racing. Racing continues today and you can sit on the waterfront across from the Chase bank and hear a running commentary. So even if you are not familiar with this kind of yacht racing, you can understand all the action, sit in the shade and watch really amazing action.

Today’s Photo: J-Boats Tacking in Charlotte Amalie Harbor with Frenchman’s Reef in the background

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 82 Degrees at 10 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight : Water Temp: Perfect at 82 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

Who was the Governor Yesterday?

Sergeant Kadesha Frett of the Civil Air Patrol was the governor for a day on Thursday as Governor Schneider opened the door to the Civil Air Patrol and gave Frett a day at his desk. Sergeant Frett said she thought it would be a piece of cake, but it wasn’t. She said she is glad that he is doing the work.

United Way Passes 50%

This year’s United Way campaign is in full swing and growing toward the goal at a frantic pace. With $242,393 committed, they are 51% of the way to this year’s goal. Public Works is 54% past last years total and the campaign is not over.

CellOne Introduces Prepaid Cell Phone

CellOne has launched a new prepaid cellular phone program called Control One. No monthly cell phone bills, no recurring monthly fees, No contract. no commitment. You buy prepaid phone cards and apply them to use of the phone rather than having a monthly bill.

Modular Hospital to Go.

The old modular hospital south of the Juan Luis Hospital is going to get demolished. The Governor signed a contract to have the old buildings demolished. In 90 days they will be gone.

New Movie Needs Actors

Flicks Productions is going to shoot a commercial for the Westin Hotel and they need actors, ages 20 to 40 age men and women physically fit and ready to look good in swim wear. Also children ages 3 to 12 and Mocko Jumbies, and musicians. The casting call is on St. John at the Westin on Sat December 6th from 9 to 1:00 PM – 774-9289

Calender of Events:

Tonight is the Everton Blender Tony Rebel concert at Lionel Roberts Stadium brought to you by WSTA. The Committee to Revive Our Culture is asking everyone who wants to help with the Christmas fair to meet at 5:00 PM at the Native Arts and Crafts Cooperative Prophecy Elementary School is holding a gospel show this evening at 7:30 PM. at the Church of God of Prophecy with the school choir, Bovoni Baptist Choir and lots of other singers. UVI Spanish Club is meeting at 7:00 PM on Sunday at the Cafeteria of UVI for a Descrubriendo Talentos that a program of discovering talent , so come see the students perform.

Tutu High Rise B-Ball Winners!

Tutu Hi-rise Tenants Council and its King of the Hill Basketball Committee would like to extend congratulations to its 19 and under basketball team for taking first place in the Dept. Housing Parks and Recreation Coca Cola’s Thanksgiving Basketball tournament. The heroes are Imbert Prosper, Kamal Thomas, Clemile Gibbs, Denroy Comobatch, Ahbasi Lattin, Lloyd Jackson, Mervin Petty, Angel Blyden, Mitchell Mulraine, Ajamo Brathwaite, John Petersen, Ashbert Lloyd, Beave Williams, Bob Love Sprauve, Vancito Farrington, Millicent Frances, Monique Frances, Debra Dawson and Marlene V. Frances.

Coming Up:

Saturday Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John * has a Nature Jamboree at Perseverance Bay on Saturday for bird watching, archeology and snorkeling the reefs. Meet Saturday at the UVI Gym. The first boat leaves at 6:30 AM and there are boats at 8:30 and 9:30 too. 776-1976. If you haven’t been to Persverance Bay this is a real treat. Cooperative Extension Service and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program are hosting a Holiday Baking Workshop on Tuesday December 9th from 9:00 AM – to 1:00 PM – at the Romona Blaze Community Center. at Kirwan Terrace 693-1086 Virgin Islands Housing Authority would like to congratulate the winners of the poster contest, Third place goes to Vanell Thomas of HH Berg Home, Darnell Smith took second place from Donoe Community and Alyster Edwards Jr. of HH Bergs Home is the first place winner of the Housing Authority poster contest. Coming Up: Sunday there’s a mega concert. The first time three steel bands are coming together for a huge pandemonium. The Ivanna Eudora Kean School Devil rays band will be joined by Antilles School Hurricanes Steel Band and the Downstreet Youth Steel Orchestra This Sunday at 7:00 PM at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort. Tickets come from any band member or call 777-1685 The Territorial Court Rising Stars Steel Band will hold a Christmas Concert on Saturday December 20th at 7:00 PM – at the Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts. The news is that this year the tickets are not free. Get tickets now.

Water Island Report

There was a meeting scheduled last night to discuss creating the Water Island “No News is Good News” International Gold Standard . There is a wide spread belief that our island sets an international standard for “No News is Good News.” We have so little news, that everyone else should measure their good news against ours. Unfortunately, no one came to the meeting, so no one could postpone the meeting to a later date.

It’s your Good News! You tell us and we’ll tell everyone.