Wednesday, February 05, 1998

US Virgin Islands

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And the Finger Sandwiches Were Good, Too

St. John’s Beacon School program is getting off the ground nicely and the evening classes for adults are becoming as popular as some of the offerings for children. There’s a quilting class with well known artist and painter Karen Samuel and St. Johnians filled the seats for tips on healthy living from the Seventh Day Adventist Church students learned about vegetarian food and were invited to bring their favorite dishes so they could taste each other’s hand but of course that’s only a saying it was after all a vegetarian cooking class

Today’s Photo: Who said that the Cruz Bay dock has a traffic congestion problem?

Current Conditions in Paradise:

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

Governor Signs the Medical Bill

The Governor signed a bill that allows patients with valid health cards to visit the doctor without paying cash up front. The Governor expressed his reservations because the bill does not compel insurance companies to pay doctors promptly. But as far as patients are concerned they can now see the doctor, show their insurance card and limit their worries to just getting well.

Florida Students Safe

College want Virgin Islands parents to know their students are safe. School dormitories were hit by two tornadoes, which also crippled communications to the school, but Financial Director Bryan Phillips said all students are accounted for they’re safe and will stay at nearby hotels until they can be relocated on campus

UVI Initiatives

UVI President Dr. Orville Kean told members of Rotary II he wants the business community to help fund new projects to keep the school in step with the 21st century. The university president told Rotarians a microwave project now under way will allow whole classes or individuals to talk between St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses through videoconferencing. Some units will be as small as a desktop. FEMA is helping UVI bury its utility lines to guard against future hurricanes. Completing the St. Croix dormitories will allow the school to accommodate more students from abroad. Part of Dr. Kean’s strategy to attract more enrollment and higher revenues. Federal funds are on the way for some of these projects, but Dr. Kean said private donations will make them come about sooner.

Boy Scout Roof Repair Today

Government and the private sector team up today to help the Boy Scouts. A group of volunteers are donating time, labor and materials to help repair the roof at the Boy Scout Building on the St. Thomas waterfront, they have their permit and they need more hands. The work is being done under the Home Roof Repair Program with assistance from the Department of Property and Procurement. Today’s they day they start taking off the old roof. More volunteers are needed. Call Dean Luke at Property and Procurement at 774-0828

Checking the Calendar:

Property and Procurement has a car auction today at the Public Works Yard in Anna’s Hope St. Croix. µ St. Thomas Lions Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 PM – Harbor View Hotel St. Croix Education Complex PTA will meet at 6:00 PM – in the school library WTJX has a special presentation called Martin’s Lament, Religion and Race that’s tonight at 10:00 PM on WTJX The Library Association will meet today at Mackenzie’s in American Yacht Harbor at 5:00 PM

Water Island Report

And everyone had a hangover.

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