Tuesday, February 24, 1998

US Virgin Islands

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Governor Schneider Signs Contracts – Off to Washington DC

The Governor is in Washington DC with other governors of the United States. He is meetings with the other governors, White House staff, HUD and FEMA. Before he left, the Governor signed a 3 million dollar contract to provide nurses, midwives and licensed practical nurses for the hospital. He also signed contracts for the air conditioning at the hospital. He also signed contracts for the Horace Clarke Tennis Courts on St. Croix, the Bordeaux tennis court will get work, and so will estate Humbug basketball court.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 88 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 20%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready

Dept. of Public Works s re-paving on St. Thomas

Have you tried driving on Maud Proudfoot drive or on the repaved Havensight road. Dept. of Public Works is doing a tremendous job of repaving some of the most unpleasant roads on St. Thomas and they are at it again.

Motorists are asked to please stay off of centerline road from first avenue to Mandela circle today after 7:00 PM, Dept. of Public Works is repaving the road past VITRACO Mall to the Circle. Please give the workers room. Use another route. Route 73 on St. Croix is going to be closed from the Mon Bijou traffic light to Little Mon Bijou while public works installs a new sewer line.

Senate Today:

Senate Committee on Youth and Human Services is meeting in the Legislative Conference Room St. Croix. They have amendments to Virgin Islands Code regarding Child support enforcement.

Emancipation 150 Commemoration Commission Needs Money

The Emancipation 150 Commemoration Commission has no funds to develop the celebration of the 150th anniversary of emancipation. No government appropriations have been made so far and the corporate donors, Hess and the Virgin Islands Rum Industries have been paying the costs of planning. There is a debate over the scope of the celebration and how much money is enough.

St. John Treatment Plant Emergency

The Governor declared a state of emergency in Cruz Bay St. John regarding the sewage treatment plant. The emergency will permit Public Works to hire a contractor immediately to build a new sewage treatment plant for Cruz Bay.

Coming Up:

Republicans are meeting at Gertrude’s Restaurant on February 24th at 5:30 PM Holland Redfield will speak St. John Lions Club is meeting at Fred’s Restaurant at 6:00 PM Support group for parents who have lost a child to death will meet at 7:30 PM at Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Tutu., 693-1291 Dept. of Human Services is making free Senior Citizen Identification cards available to seniors on February 24th at Tutu Park Mall until 2:30 PM E. Benjamin Oliver School will hold an important meeting for parents at the school Cafeteria on 2/24 at 5:30 The topic is the kindergarten through 5th grade pilot program for next year. Parent Teacher Student Association of St. Croix Education Complex is meeting at 5:45 in the auditorium Law Enforcement Planning Commission is sponsoring a satellite teleconference regarding Comprehensive Juvenile Justice for State legislatures. The broadcast will be aired from 5:00 PM to 6 o’clock at the Education Tele-conference Room on St. Thomas the Curriculum Center on SATC St. Thomas Lions Club is meeting at 6:00 PM Tuesday at Harbor View Hotel with Judge Theodore R. Newman Jr. of Washington DC speaking on the Good Samaritan. All Lions are invited. Coming Up Tomorrow: Arts Alive is bringing back one of the top performers from last year. Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues will return on February 25th at Tillets Garden. 775-1929 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. St. John American Association of Retired People is meeting at 5:00 PM at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Members can get their flu and pneumonia shots. Call 776-6336

Hull Bay Photo

I am caught up on delivering your photo requests except for the image of Hull Bay. Well, it is odd, I went up to get a shot over the weekend and the digital camera failed. I will go back. I lost all of my e-mail and all of your requests, so you can send me ONE message if you still have a photo I need to shoot. Now, don’t overwhelm me, but I like to get you your sites.

Water Island Report

Wedding on Sunday, Hangover on Monday, back to Tickles on Tuesday. Everything’s normal.

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