Wednesday, February 12, 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


Ellis Christian Going on BET

Ellis Christian will travel to Washington to appear on the Black Entertainment Television show Teen Summit as a Young Black History Maker. Ellis will take questions from callers about his accomplishments as an airplane pilot. The show will air in the BET Network Saturday at 1:00 PM local time.

Tim Duncan Takes ESPN Prize

Tim Duncan of Wake Forest University won the ESPN’s ESPY Award citing Duncan as the nation’s top collegiate basketball player for 1995-1996. Duncan, from St. Croix was commended by Governor Schneider for staying in college to get his degree rather than taking a spot in professional basketball.

Senate Staff Went to School.

Senate President Lorraine Berry sent the Senate supervisors and staff to class on working better together. The topics included Commitment, Competence, Communication, setting goals and maintaining standards. Berry said “The public image of the legislature has not been good. We need to improve the way we work together. At the end of Tuesday’s workshop, the staff gave Senator Berry a standing ovation for these workshops. She said that the next step is to work on the senate itself.

Education Commission – only 20 came to testify !?!

Twenty parents showed up for the Education Commission open forum Tuesday evening. One hour into the hearings there was no one left to hear. Liston Davis was shocked, and scolded parents for not being interested. Parents! You have another chance tonight. The Education Commission has an open forum at CAHS Auditorium from 6 to 9 and at St. Croix Education Complex. Tomorrow the Commission is at Sprauve School St. John

Liburd: Where’s the Generator?

Senator Liburd wants to know the status of the 10 megawatt generator for St. John. The project was authorized and funded in November 1995. What’s the status? Rocky’s Health Committee held hearings on St. Croix last night and heard testimony about the conditions in Juan Luis hospital. Among the problems was ambulance service, emergency staff without necessary supplies and persistent flooding of offices.

New Rules on “Fishing” for Conch

Caribbean Queen Conch is getting new rules about fishing for Conch. As of January 13th, the recreational bag limit is 3 Queen conch per person, they must be caught in the shell and no shells smaller than 9 inches. Commercial Conch fishermen are limited to 150 per day. No conch can be taken in the summer months, and no Scuba diving to get queen conch.

New VISA Card – Born Here!

Banco Popular, and Pueblo are launching a locally issued VISA card. The new VISA card will be unveiled on Friday at Palm Count of the Harbor View Hotel.

Coming Up:

  1. Savaneros are meeting at Dober elementary at 5:30 PM
  2. Committee on Health taking public health testimony at Legislature at 6:00 PM
  3. St. Thomas East Lions meeting at 6:00 PM at Anna’s Retreat Senior Center for a workshop with Lion Shirley Quetel Hendrick.

Volunteer Fire Brigade on St. John

Finally this – St. Johnians. It is time to help fight future fires, Chief Sydney Challenger is calling for volunteers to join a volunteer fire brigade. You’ll get training and a chance to make some good news in St. John.