Thursday, December 18, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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Senate Passes Drug Dealer Liability Act

The Senate passed the Drug Dealer Liability Act. Senator Roosevelt David says the act will give victims of drug abuse the right to file civil law suits against the drug dealers who sold the drugs. The Senate also passed the two new business laws that will help the business community attract new joint venture partners. The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the Uniform Partnership and Limited Partnership Acts will update Virgin Islands law to conform with all other jurisdictions in the USA. They also talked about electrical problems in the Legislature building. Lorraine Berry is going to buy fans to cool off some of the senators who need air conditioning.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 85 Degrees at 10 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: 40%: Water Temp: Perfect at 80 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

The Wiring is Complete.

There are some schools in the Territory that are ready to get on he Information Superhighway. Julius Sprauve School, Ivanna Eudora Kean School, the Woodson Jr. High and the Vocational School on St. Croix are all wired as part of the Challenge grant program. Locally the wiring of the schools is supported by Vitelco, American Airlines and Hess Virgin Islands.

Holiday Time Off

The Governor has announced the administrative leave schedule for the holidays for non-essential personnel. St. Croix government employees get time off on Tuesday the 23rd from noon to 5 o’clock. Across the territory all government non-essential personnel get time off on Wednesday Christmas eve from noon to 5:00 PM -, on wed December 31st from noon to 5 o’clock and for Children’s festival Parade on Friday January 2 from 8:00 AM – to 5 o’clock. This leave does not apply to essential employees, employees on regular or rotating shift and employees on annual or sick leave.

Dr Chen Ming-Teh Says Taiwan is a Two Way Street

Dr Roberto Chen Ming-The is here from Taiwan. He is the director General of the Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in Miami and he met with Governor. He says that the road to Taiwan is a two way street and early in the year They will sign a set of exchange accords on agriculture, tourism and trade.

Ship for Christmas

We will have the USS Lewis S. Puller visiting St. Thomas for Christmas from December 24 through December 29. Part of the time they will be in Crown Bay and part time at anchor.

Coming Up:

We are approaching the deadline for St. Croix residents to apply for the Governor’s Home Protection Roof Program. Call 773-1561 WAPA is advising all residents who live to the west of the Sara Hill treatment Center to boil all water for five minutes before using it. Senator White holding Christmas party on Saturday December at 2:00 PM – to 6:00 PM – at Legislative Parking lot. Civil Air Patrol is reminded that you are needed for the rededication of Emancipation Garden tomorrow. All cadets are asked to report to Emancipation Garden by 0900 hours in your BDU’s Department of Education Main Complex will close at 3:00 PM – on December 18th at 3:00 PM – for the children’s Christmas party. Jesters Troups will meet on December 18th at Petite Pump Room At 5:30 PM, St. John Chapter of American Association of Retired People Chapter 3138 will meet at the Sprauve Library In PTA news – Edith Williams PTA meeting at 5:30 for a Christmas variety show and the Joseph Gomez School PTA is meeting at 5:45

Department of Education Seeks Surrogate Parents

The Department of Education is looking for some special parents, people who can become surrogate parents to children whose parents are unknown or unavailable. Surrogate parents will be compensated and will get full training by the Department of Education. It’s Christmas and a Surrogate parent could be the best gift a child could ever get. Contact Elsie Monsanto at 774-4399 on St. Thomas or on St. Croix Carrie Johns at 773-3997.


We have winners. The Sts Peter and Paul raffle results are in. 5th prize $100 to Jessica Quetel, a months tuition was 4th prize for Terry Danet, Kyle Carty gets two round trip tickets to St. Barts and Lynette Glasford gets a 27″ GE TV. Bernadette Aubain took first prize a fully loaded Gateway computer.

Malaysian Investor for Ramada is active in Antigua

The same investor who is expected to redevelop our Ramada Havensight is also active in Antigua. There he is trying to develop an offshore island into a 300 million dollar resort. Work is expected to begin there next month depending on a dispute with the residents.

Delegate Called it a Good Year

She has completed her first year in Congress and Delegate Christian-Green says it has been a good year. She made progress on an increase in Medicare benefits and the inclusion of the Virgin Islands in the President’s Child Health Care Initiative. While the deficit may exceed previous estimates. One crisis could force us into federal receivership.

Governor proposed Telephone Wagering

The Governor has sent to the senate a piece of legislation that will permit people to wager on horse races using their telephone. The legislation would make it legal to place a wager over the phone.

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