Saturday, January 18, 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


WAPA says the Water is Safe

The Water and Power Authority put out a statement regarding PCBís in the water. Every day WAPA tests its water, itís part of normal operations of the plant. And they have to test for PCBís. Its one of the EPA requirements. Tests of the water coming out of the desalination plant measured in parts per trillion show no discernible levels of PCBís in the water. All PCBís in the rum Bay area are handled in accordance with EPA and OSHA requirements.

St. John Bus Experiment

Dept. of Public Works is going to do research on Bus service on St. John. On Wednesday, the Dept. of Public Works will be running some vehicles from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay to find out how much demand there is for bus service and what kind of equipment will be needed to do the job. Thatís a free trip on Wednesday for people on St. John who want bus service to come to St. John.

Health Grant to Fight Cancer

The Dept. of Health has received a five year grant in the amount of $721,894 to provide free breast cancer and cervical cancer screening. The rate of cervical cancer and breast cancer has doubled in the last ten years. This program is to insure that women of all economic levels get screened for these diseases and treated early. Because early detection really works.

Science Education Grants

The Virgin Islands Dept. of Education is inviting teachers to participate in new grant programs. National Science Foundation is looking for teachers to do innovative things with education and there are grants up to $25,000 for teachers who use new technology to bring new life to science teaching. Toshiba America has grants for teachers doing innovative things. Toshibaís grants are for teachers in grades 7 to 12 who are creating new activities with students. Information on both grants are available via the Internet and from our Dept. of Education.

Americaís Cup Challenge

The Americaís Cup Challenge is making progress toward their 2 million dollar goal. They are calling on Main street businesses and hotels to come forward and make pledges to develop this part of our tourism product. The Americaís Cup challenge will showcase our islands. Every one will benefit for renewing our marine industry. Thereís an open house on Monday at Crown Bay. Come see Stars and Stripes. Donít miss the boat.

Coming Up:

  • Lockhart PTA has a bake sale at Woolworthís today from 10 to 2:30. 
  • BCB computer classes begin today at 9 AM at the school library. Now just Get up and go. 
  • And Berthe C. Boschulte School, your PTA is meeting is Sunday at 5:30 PM. Youíl get report cards. 
  • On Sunday thereís a lecture about the life and times of Camille Pissarro and the Pissarro family in St. Thomas in the 1830ís Thatís Sunday at 2:00 PM. The lecture is free and open to everyone.

Hebrew Congregation Honors Seven Youths

If you missed the Hebrew Congregations ceremony last night, they honored seven students who live their lives in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They are Kan Constantine of 7th day Adventist school, Ezmin George of CAHS, Revenne Krigger of Wesleyan Academy, Corey Lynch of Antilles School, Elizabeth Morales of All Saints, Latitia Nathaniel of Ivanna Eudora Kean School, and Terry St. Luce of Sts. Peter and Paul. Thatís seven of our youth living in the spirit of Dr. King.

Comments on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We have received many messages about Vargrave Richards and Judy Gomez sent messages regarding Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Senator at Large Almando Liburd Liburd said, “This is a very special holiday for me. It is special because Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Has been and continues to be a great inspiration in my life. To me Martin Luther King Jr. Serves as a model for us all to emulate for he exemplifies the ideal of service and he embodies the most important ideal of human life – love. Dr. King came from a relatively comfortable background and lived a life wholly devoted to struggling for the oppressed and the disadvantaged. He held firm in the belief that love is a more potent force than hatred and he always chose moral force over physical force.” Thatís message from Senator-at-Large Almando Rocky Liburd