US Virgin Islands
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7 Million for Tourism Promotion
Governor Schneider announced that the tourism promotion contracts to date total almost 7.2 million dollars. The largest expense is to Lowe and Partners in NY who manage our media advertising. Next comes our public relations firm Martin Public Relations and there are smaller contracts for tourism promotion in countries where our market is growing.
Today’s Photo: Oops, I goofed yesterday., Now, here is Charlotte Amalie High School., – Sorry yesterday was Roy L. Schneider Hospital
After al the fuss about who wants me to photograph what – – – I tried to deliver CAHS to my readers at Lincoln University and I goofed.
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 86 Degrees at 1 PM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready
Senate Committee on Government Operations Yesterday
The Senate Committee on Government Operations met yesterday in a long session. They decided not to open the WICO Board meetings to public scrutiny. Should WICO be subject to the same sunshine laws as other government operations. They say it is bad for business to make the business plans public. Senator Jones said the effort to open up WICO was driven by the Daily News not by the good of the company or the people of the Virgin Islands. They passed a bill to protect your primary residence from any debtor trying to satisfy a judgment by selling your home.
Senate Economic Development Committee is Meeting.
They are considering annual financial reports from major food vendors and a bill to exempt the legislature from voting on leases of Port Authority property.
St. Croix is saving $4000 per day
WAPA on St. Croix is saving over $4000 per day in fuel costs due to the use of the waste heat boiler that recycles excess heat to produce electricity. The savings will be passed onto the consumers as reduced bills.
Take CIGNA to court
The Governor is asking Attorney General Julio Brady to file suit in court over CIGNA’s withdrawal from the territory. The Governor says we had a legitimate agreement to extend health insurance for a year and he is expecting that agreement to be honored.
Firefighters Going to Get Training
The Virgin Islands Fire Service believes in training. Carlton Dowe points to the case of LeRoy Hermon Jr. who recently finished training in Florida at the State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Dowe also says that neighborhoods are going to see visits from the Fire Service as they host pre-fire training for neighborhood organizations.
Jurors – Get you Checks
Did you serve on a jury between October 1997 and January 1998 – then you can come to the District Court and pick up your check for your service. That’s room 310 in District Court.
Action Auction’98 sponsored by ITT World Directories and the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands will be held this evening at 6:30 PM at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef – This year’s Auction benefits the scholarship fund for the UVI Advertising students. To donate to the auction call 779-2686 This is Founder’s Day Weekend for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. There is a jazz concert at 6 o’clock at Fort Christian Courtyard. There is a workshop tomorrow and a worship service and luncheon on Sunday Call 779-2550 This is Male Empowerment Weekend with a fellowship evening at 7:30 PM at Wesley Education Complex. Tomorrow there’s a workshop starting at 1:00 PM at Christ Church Methodist There is a book signing at Education Station as Chris Brathwaite of CE Brathwaite and Associates will sign his book How to Manage your Money that’s Saturday from 11 to 3:00 PM Caribbean Dance Company is on-stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the island center on St. Croix Music is by Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights Carnival Food Fair Subcommittee reminds all vendors and groups that wish to participate in this years food fair need to get their applications back to the office by Friday February 27th. This years food fair is called Miss Lucia’s Treats in honor of Lucia Henley.
CAHS Class of 1977 is meeting at the Virgin Islands Legislative Legal Council office at 5:30 Class of 1992 is meeting at the Legislative Conference Room at 6:00 PM Ivanna Eudora Kean School Class of 1976 will hold a mandatory meeting at Mannos at 6:00 PM we are planning our class cruise. Christiansted High School class of 1966 is meeting at Midland Restaurant at 5:30 PM Rigidims Festival Troupe will meet at 6:30 PM February 20th at Midland Bar and Restaurant – you will be planning the party at Cramer’s Park and the “Party Under the Stars at Hotel-on-the-Cay Coming Up Tomorrow: All Saints Cathedral School Class of 1999 is presenting their annual Miss All Saints Pageant at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort at 7:30 PM Call 776-9456 Coming Up Tomorrow: All Saints Cathedral School entrance Exam will be administered on Saturday February 21st at 8:30 AM Call 774-0231
Water Island Report
Wake me if anything happens, otherwise, I’m snoozing. The good snooze guy.