Tuesday, December 09, 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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Virgin Islands Match Race Showed Off St. Thomas

The bad news is that home town favorite Peter Holmberg placed second. The good news is that everyone associated with the world match racing raved about how wonderful a setting St. Thomas is for this kind of sailboat racing. Raved. The ripples of this weekends sailboat racing will be felt for years. We are getting on the map as the ideal place for sailboat racing. That’s good news for our economic growth. Oh, Chris Law of GB won the match races but the real victor was the US Virgin Islands

Today’s Photo: Water Island Banner in Downtown

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 83 Degrees at 10 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: No Rainbows Water Temp: Perfect at 82 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

Mike Tyson Pays Surprise Visit

Residents of Paul M Pearson Gardens were all excited to see former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson play basketball with local athletes. Tyson came to Paul M Pearson Gardens and played pick up basketball for about an hour before being whisked away to his hideout.

Ivanna Eudora Kean School Continues to Confront Violence.

The students of Ivanna Eudora Kean School spent the last hour in special meetings with their homeroom teachers to air differences and learn about how to stop violence. The councilors are working all day to open the lines of communication. After the meetings the school days will resume.

CIGNA Says No.

It doesn’t matter that the Senate approved the health insurance contract. CIGNA insurance company says they are not going to offer health insurance to government employees, that’s the bad news. The good news is that the other insurance plan, AON Consulting/St. Croix Insurance is still available and costs less, so this may turn out for the best in the long run. Now if only the government had any money to pay health insurance premiums.

What is this from Government House – Water Island DAY!?!

The Governor has declared that Friday December 12 is to be Water Island day in the Virgin Islands. To mark the first anniversary of the transfer of Water Island from the Department of Interior to the Territory. The governor will host a ceremony on Honeymoon Beach on Water Island beginning at 10:00 AM – There is a banner to announce this news to the island residents.

Veterans Update Files

All new Veterans are reminded that the Veterans Administration wants your records up to date. You are asked to go to the Veterans Center in Havensight Mall St. Thomas and on St. Croix at Estate Richmond.

Coming Up:

Barbados Association is meeting at 6:00 PM – in the Legislative Conference Room Bovoni Baptist Church is inviting everyone to the celebration of their 33rd year with a prayer services today. The special anniversary service is Sunday the 14th at 3:00 PM – There’s an Adult Christmas party at Mongoose Junction sponsored by the Mongoose Junction Merchants Association. Coming Up Saturday OK , if you thought in-line skating was only for kids. Here is the event you have been asking for. Skate St. Thomas is a race for adult in-line skaters. It promises to be great fun for all. The race begins at Havensight at the Big Tree and the course runs through town to end at Ruby’s-by-the-Sea. Starting time is 8:00 AM – and SkateFest runs from 10:00 AM – to noon. Be sure you bring all of your protective gear and if you don’t have the gear it can be purchased.

Nursing School

The University of the Virgin Islands offers a bachelors program in nursing science beginning in the fall of 1998. Applicants must have completed college prep courses, four years of English, two years of algebra and science courses. Now people in the Virgin Islands will be able to study nursing right here on isalnd and that’s good news.

Water Island Report

See above. Real News! We checked the files. There was No News all year. This celebration of the anniversary of the Water Island transfer is the first real event since the transfer. Shoot, there goes a perfect “No News” record. The raising of the banner made quite a stir this morning on the ferry dock in Phillips Landing. The two spare flag poles have been useless since transfer day. Now they are holding a banner. See photo.

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