Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996

US Virgin Islands 

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines 


Tourism System for Inquiries

The Tourist Bureau has implemented a new system for handling visitors inquiries. They can call an 800 number in the states and get information sent out to them immediately. The system lets tourism officials monitor the effectiveness of advertising. Nearly 1500 people have used the new system since it was installed.

Red Herring

The Governor says “The definition is native virgin islander is a red herring to the real goal of developing a casino on St. Croix.” The Governor submitted legislation to eliminate the definition from the casino law and authorize 80 million dollars in bonds for building a hotel/casino on St. Croix. Meanwhile the legislature tabled Senator Bryan’s attempt to float 15 million dollars in bonds that was restricted to use by native virgin islanders to build casinos.

Globalvest Invests: Good for UVI

Globalvest has good news. They made a contribution to UVI of $5000 for the business schools and set up six internships for UVI business students to get some on-the-job experience in business. Industrial Development Corporation Director Anthony Olive said was pleased with Globalvest, saying the investment world is a non-polluting business with high salaries that can utilize our excellent telecommunications as a business area that can balance our reliance on tourism.

Community Calendar

  • St. Thomas Hospital is presenting its 4th annual biomedical ethics workshop this week at the Hospital Conference room from 10 AM until noon every day this week. The program is free.
  • Its reading time at the Enid Baa Library today from 2:30 to 4 PM There’s nothing better for kids than to hear stories read to them.
  • Elskoe troope will be holding their meeting on Friday not Thursday. It’s at Victor’s New Hideout at 6PM. All models should attend.

Dog Needs Home

There’s a dog looking for a home. Mocha is a chocolate Labrador with a heart of gold and one blind eye. If you want a wonderful dog call WSTA 774-1340. Ask for the good news guy. It breaks my heart to have a dog put to death.


You can count on this good news. The eighth annual MathCounts Competition will be held tomorrow from 9 to 1 at the St. Croix curriculum center. Competing schools include: John Woodson, St. Croix Country Day, Elena Christian, Arthur Richards, St. Mary’s, Free Will, and Good Hope. Mathcounts is sponsored by Mid-Island Rotary want all kids to know that math is good news.