Wednesday, December 24, 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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Frenchman’s Reef Plans the Party

The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef is putting together a holiday entertainment schedule that is full to overflowing. With 6 different settings for music and eating, Frenchman’s Reef has music or entertainment every day of the week. There is a special dance party on Christmas Eve with Deep Unda Kova. There are three different New Year’s Eve parties at Frenchman’s Reef.

Today’s Photo: The New Government development Bank

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 79 Degrees at 8 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: 20%: Water Temp: Perfect at 82 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: Excellent Drinks: Ready

Mapp Says CIGNA Should Cover for 120 days.

Lieutenant Governor Mapp gave CIGNA two weeks review documents before he issues orders. CIGNA claims that Mapp doesn’t have authority to issue orders regarding government health insurance. Mapp says that CIGNA is endangering the public health and he can issue orders in this matter. The Virgin Islands Medical Society issued a statement saying they support a full insurance plan, rather than any form of government self insurance. They advise that insurance planning should include VI Equicare to insure that the area physicians will go along with the insurance.

United Way hits 66% of Goal

Yanick Bayard is announcing that United Way has achieved 66% of this year’s goal. They have over 312,000 in pledges now and they are pleased that the federal employees are already past their goal for this year. United Way raised over $5000 with the Celebration of Life lights this year.

Tributes to Milo

Tributes to Milo and the Kings continue to pour in. We have dozens of statements from people who loved Milo and his music. All the Senators and many former senators have released statements of condolences to the family. Also the Democratic party, the Department of Agriculture, Orville Kean, the Central Labor Council, Dept. Housing Parks and Recreation Lieutenant Governor Mapp and Governor Schneider

Recycle Packaging this Christmas

You will probably receive packages this Christmas with lots of bubble wrap and plastic peanuts. Now Linda Lohr writing in the Daily News is teaching us all about recycling our packing material. Plastic peanuts and bubble wrap do not decompose in the landfill. On St. Thomas you can take packing materials to Caribbean Packaging by the airport Texaco, Nisky Mail Services and Red Hook Mail Services. On St. John Island Made, Pink Papaya and Taste of Paradise and the Don Schnell Pottery Studio will recycle you plastic peanuts and bubble wrap. Don’t throw it in the dumpster. Recycle.

On the Calendar

The Senate is not meeting this week, the delegate’s office is closed until Monday. Housing Authority reminds everyone they are closed on the government holiday schedule. All Chase Bank Branch offices will close at noon on Wednesday December 24th and be closed all day December 25th and 26th. The Board of Nurse Licensure is closed through January 7th.

Christmas Eve party and last chance shopping at Education Station where Bert Schneider and Son will perform a Holiday musical concert. And the Dept. Housing Parks and Recreation reminds you that lifeguards are not on duty on CHRISTMAS day and New Year’s Day. Coming up Saturday is the concert with Neville Peter, who will be performing at Tillets Garden on Saturday evening in a concert of jazz and contemporary music. That’s Neville Peter making good news Saturday

Merry Christmas from WSTA

And this morning there is a Christmas eve party here at WSTA. We have live music on the side of Ottley Mountain. Jamsie and the Boys are performing and we have the wholke band from Milo and the Kings. WSTA is making the good news on Christmas eve and we’ll tell everyone.

Water Island Report

There are Christmas lights on the palm trees. Gifts are under the century plants that serve as the Christmas trees of choice. The Christmas breezes are here and once again this Christmas there’s no snow. Oh, a foot in Boston and still snowing. Merry Christmas to everyone from Paradise.

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