Wednesday, December 10, 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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Hotel Association Book is Out.

The St. Thomas St. John Hotel Association has produced a special book for our islands. The hard back books are being published by International Voyager Media and they are producing 400,000 copies of these books. They are for use in hotel rooms and tell all kinds of facts about our islands.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 84 Degrees at 9 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rainbows: Slight Water Temp: Perfect at 82 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

CAHS are Meeting on Violence.

The students residents of the neighborhoods around CAHS are holding a special meeting today at 1:30. they are going to hear about the rules of conduct. The students are going to start a moot court to put offenders on trial. New metal detectors are coming, so are more school monitors. They are also opening the alternative school to troubled students. Enforcement of basic rules will increase. Shirt tails must be in, loitering will end. The school is encouraging students to talk out their differences, even use class time to get the matters cleared up. Don’t be a fool – keep your cool. Violence is wrong, peace is strong. One thing parents can do to really make a difference is to insure that the children get breakfast. Some of the violent offenders lack morning food and that makes nervous angry behavior.

Governor Schneider meets with Farmers and Police

Saying that what we are doing is not working, the Governor encouraged our farmers to take advantage of his new links with Taiwan to learn more about how they make tremendous agricultural success in similar terrain and climate. The farmers suggested that the Governor declare all of Bordeaux to be an agricultural zone and centralize all agriculture and aqua-culture projects in one Government department. The Governor also met with Police on Tuesday to insure that they raise their level of visibility and contact in the neighborhoods. More bicycle patrols and more police car lights were among the topics.

United Way Lights up the night

United Way is more than 50% of the way to the goal and today is the beginning of the light a light campaign. The lighting will take place at Educators Park Friday at 6:00 PM – You can make some good news by supporting United Way

Blood Drive is on.

Today is the second day of the Red Cross Blood Drive. You can donate blood at the Federal Building on he waterfront and on Thursday the blood drive comes to Nisky Plaza. The Montserrat Association reminds everyone who loves Montserrat to donate blood.

Montserrat Says Big Thank You

While we’re on Montserrat there is a letter here from Eugene Skerritt, the Permanent Secretary of the Montserrat Government. It’s a Big Thank You to the people of the Virgin Islands for all the donations of food and relief supplies to Montserrat. I quote from the letter `”Your help during our time of need personifies the true caring spirit of the people of the Virgin Islands. History will record for posterity, your kindness and generosity.”

America’s Cup Challenge to raise 2.5 million

They have been overcoming insurmountable obstacles from the first day. Now the America’s Cup crew have to raise 2.5 million before the end of the year. They have to post a performance bond to stay in the America’s Cup competition. The smallest nation ever to compete in the world’s oldest sports competition is about to pass another miracle hurdle to win the America’s Cup. You can help. The Governor in a separate statement said he was thrilled to participate in the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Match races this weekend. He said he was excited to see so many young people involved. Rocky Liburd took the occasion of the Match races to remind everyone of the need for mandatory swimming education in our schools.

Coming Up:

Blood Donations today the Federal Building on the waterfront and on Thursday at Nisky Center from 8:00 AM – to 5:00 PM – daily., Legal Services of the Virgin Islands will have an intake for families with domestic violence today at the fire station in Cruz Bay. “I Can Cope” Cancer Support Group is meeting Wednesday December 10th at 5:30 PM – at Schneider Hospital We Savaneros will meet at 5:30 PM – at the Legislative Conference Room Federation of Teachers announces a meeting of all building representatives on December 10th at Palm Count of the Harbor View Hotel at 4:30 PM – Bovoni Baptist Church is inviting everyone to the celebration of their 33rd year of service to the community. There is a revival service on Wednesday December 10th through December 12th and there is a special anniversary service on December 14th at 3:00 PM – Virgin Islands Board of Tax Review will meet at 9:00 AM – on Dec 10th at the GERS Conference Room

Skate Fest

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.

Water Island Report

So little happens on Water Island that I decided to run this story a second day. We managed to go one full year with nothing happening except this anniversary of the transfer. 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.

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