Thursday, February 12, 1998

US Virgin Islands

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The Checks are in the Mail

The Checks are in the mail and the Governor wanted to make sure so he took them to the post office himself. The Finance office was working overtime printing checks printed and the Governor got together with Finance officials to accompany the checks to the Sugar Estate Post Office to make sure they got off all right. The checks in the mail. The Governor said so.

Today’s Photo: Surf on the Rocks

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 83 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Cloudy Chance of Showers: Slight to 20%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

FEDDY Awards Announced

The 8th annual Feddy awards were given on Sunday and the following people where honored by the Federation of Teachers. In business, Mr and Mrs. Fletcher Pitts, for Family, Mario Frances, in religion, Clayton Emanuel, The peer winner is Adrian Tonge, Kenneth Turbe won the Civic Award, Renee Kean took the Educational award, Culture prize goes to Irvin Brownie Brown, Ira Wade took the government FEDDY award and Lindley “Buddy” Kennings won the Athletics award and the Youth Humanitarian Award too.

Tax Time Joint Operation

The Dept. of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and the IRB are teaming up to make sure that businesses get all their tax forms right this year. Business owners are reminded of the employers quarterly withholding tax return, the Gross receipts tax return, the hotel tax return and the corporation income tax return as well as the 1040 individual tax return. The joint operation begins on February 17th

Limited Liability Companies Acts Become Law

The Governor and the Senate are fighting over the details of the limited liability partnership acts. But the Governor doesn’t want the VIALCO reopening on St. Croix to be stopped so he is allowing the version that the Senate passed last week to become law without his signature. He is asking the Senate to be open minded and allow changes he thinks will crop up later. He said, “Now is the time to end the debate and move forward.”

Job Call:

The Job line is open and the Job Service has a job for a police officer, an adolescent worker, utilities maintenance supervisor, a social group leader, licensed practical nurse, special education teacher, Social worker, Tractor Trailer driver, a project manager in education and school-to-work coordinator. Call the Job Service at 340-776-3700

The Best Way to Fight Fire is to Prevent It.

The Fire Service is working on preventing fires and to do this, they are holding a series of community meetings. The first is coming up on Saturday in Fredenhoj where residents can join a fire service planning meeting on Saturday in Estate Fredenhoj. Stay tuned for later announcements of Fire Service meetings in your community.

Get WIUJ back on the Air

Governor Schneider has asked the Finance officials to expedite funding to get the government radio station WIUJ back on the air. The station has equipment trouble and the Governor wants the funds to get the problem fixed.

Hospital Roof On Schedule

The Government House put out an announcement that roof repairs are continuing on schedule. The Hospital Board has contracted Roy’s Construction to replace the roof so it withstand winds of 180 MPH. They have to meet a deadline imposed by the Health Care Financing Authority.

Plans for Kings Wharf Christiansted

The documents showing the proposed rehabilitation of the King’s Wharf area in Christiansted is complete and copies are available for public viewing. The new plans call for more lawn at the old fort and a new roadway. Copies can be seen at Delegate Christian-Green’s office or the Williams Public Library and at the Custom’s House.

Coming Up:

The National Tree Trust’s Trail of Trees project will be the topic at tonight’s meeting of St. Croix Environmental Association at Gallow’s Bat at 5:00 PM – Tim Womick will be the guest speaker. Edith Williams school is closed today and tomorrow for a staff workshop on Reading Styles Method from 8:00 AM – to 5:00 PM – at Edith Williams New Directions Democrats Club will hold its monthly meeting at Windward Passage at 5:30 PM – – we welcome all democrats and interested individuals to attend. Charlotte Amalie Lions Club members are reminded on their meeting at Victor’s New Hideout at 5:30 PM – secret pals will be revealed. Spirituality and the Environment is a slide presentation this evening at Palm Count of the Harbor View Hotel with Austin Bowden-Kirby who is an expert on reef restoration That’s at 7:30 PM brought to you by the Baha’is of St. Thomas Postponed to March 12 Parent’s Executive Council of St. Thomas St. John will conduct t he first district wide meeting of the year on February 12th at 5:30 PM – in the CAHS Auditorium WTJX-TV Channel 12 is presenting: Black America: Facing the Millennium at 9:00 PM – Department of Agriculture has Willis Collie of the USDA speaking about Market Opportunities in the Caribbean Basic on tonight at St. Croix at Cooperative Extension Service UVI Small Business Development Center has a seminar on How to Start a Business in the Virgin Islands. On St. Thomas Nisky Center at 6:00 PM . To register call 776-3206. Business After Hours at the Havensight CafÈ in Havensight Mall from 5:30 PM – to 7:30 PM – J. Antonio Jarvis School will distribute Report Cards from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Friends of Elaine Sprauve Library have a film festival. Today at 2:30 PM – they are showing The Summer of Ben Tyler. Did you know it is Delta Week in the Virgin Islands? On Thursday the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a free cake and punch party from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at UVI Business Administration building.

Big Thank You

Remember that ugly overturned trailer at Lockhart Elementary school? Well it is finally gone. A Big Thank You from Mario Frances of Lockhart PTA to the Louis Hughes and his crew at Public Works for getting rid of that trailer. There is one more storm damaged mess that is cleaned up.

Water Island Report

You missed it. There was news in this space yesterday. Just fooling. Still nothing. As it should be.

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