Wednesday, February 28, 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 


New Commissioners. Veto Override

The Senate approved new commissioners yesterday . Eilene Peterson is the Chairperson of the Casino Commission. DR Poblete will head the Health Commission, and William Qeutel (Ka-tel) will head of the Small Business development Agency. Prosser and Paiewonsky were both approved to the UVI Board. The senators also reversed several of the Governor’s recent vetoes, there will be new fences at the Elena Christian School and Evelyn Williams School. We will spend $200,000 on rescue units, and the hospital is now named to honor Dr Roy Leister Schneider.

Are the Schools Being repaired?

Scratch the modular schools – we’re not building temporary classrooms. Senator Gomez says Its five months since the storm and the schools are still in disrepair. She has called an emergency meeting tomorrow at 6 PM at the Legislature. Dr Cheek says they have been working all along and there’s steady progress.

Human Services Offices Consolidating

Department of Human Services is consolidating offices. The food stamp office is moving out of the AQ Building, Children Youth and Families is coming out of the Spencely Building and Elderly Services is moving out of Havensight. They are all destined to new offices in the Kund-Hansen Complex near Lionel Roberts Stadium.

No Taxes, No License

Vera Falu of the Dept of Licensing reminds business owners that they must get their tax clearance letter or their business license is not valid.

Hurricane Shutters

Do you know about hurricane shutters. You can learn about these home additions that protect you from the next storm – It’s about Mitigation. There will be a showcase presentation of shutters tonight from 6 to 9 PM at Tutu Park Mall across from Island Eye Clinic. They are in St. Croix tomorrow.

Blood Drive

Red Cross is holding a blood drive today at St. Thomas Hospital at Tropical Shipping

St. John Tax Aid

St. John Taxpayer assistance is open today at the Territorial Court in Cruz Bay

Lutheran Church Honors Women

The Lutheran Church has no building, but that can’t stop the spirit. Saturday night at 8:30 the women of the church are honoring outstanding women on St. Thomas with Miss J as the guest speaker.

Surf’s Up – Surf the Internet

The Surf’s up this Friday night at the Frenchtown Cafe. That’s Surf the Internet and try a ride on the information Superhighway. You’ve heard about the Internet – What is it? Come see, Friday evening from 8 to 10 PM for free. Brought to you by WSTA, Cardow Jewelers, Alexander’s Frenchtown Cafe and Cobex International the regions only Internet provider.