Saturday, January 25, 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


We have been voted the Worldís Best Destination!

Hereís good news for everyone. St. Thomas received two major awards for the first time ever in the Dream Worlds Cruise Destinations Awards for 1996. The voting was done among members of the cruise line industry and St. Thomas took the top prize. We were voted the Worldís Best Destination. St. Thomas also won Best Destination In The Caribbean, the Most Improved Port Facility, the Most Receptive Destination and we are the Best Information Providers. Wylie Whisonant is ecstatic to have St. Thomas declared the Worldís Best Destination. Say it again, Worldís Best Destination.

ATT Drilling Mud will be Cleaned.

Department of Planning and Natural Resources corrected newspaper reports on AT&T and the drilling mud problem on the North Shore of St. Croix. Commissioner Dalmida-Smith said reports that nothing has been done are incorrect. She points that a tremendous amount of preparation and planning has been done to insure a proper clean up of the Drilling Mud and minimum damage beyond the current situation.. She said she will hold AT&T accountable for the clean up and not allow the problem to spread

Governor Schneider Says Bovoni will be fixed.

Governor Schneider released a statement with a chronology of the steps that have been taken to resolve the problems at Bovoni landfill. He listed all the steps that have been accomplished leading up to the request for proposals for a incineration facility which was submitted to Property and Procurement on Thursday. The Governor says he is personally involved in the resolution of the landfill and it will be solved.

New Address for IDC

The Industrial Development Commission and the Small Business Development Agency have been re-established under the Industrial Development Bank, and they have moved to their new offices at #5 NorreGade

United Way Making Progress

United Way keeps making progress. The business division under Yanick Bayard raised over $40,000 from the auto dealers, construction trades and printers businesses. And today the residential division of United Way under Dorothy Elskoe will be soliciting contributions in Emancipation Garden, Post Office Square and at Tutu Park Mall.

Little League Field Not Ready

Al McBean Little League is not going to meet on this Saturday. Bad news, the ball field is not ready. Seems Dept. Housing Parks and Recreation promised to fix the field, but it is not ready.

Coming Up:

American Association of Retired People Chapter 3138 meets on Saturday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 2:00 PM Ivanna Eudora Kean School FHA has their first Miss FHA Pageant at the school Cafeteria at 7:00 PM. This is a show you wonít want to miss.

From These Shores Book signing.

Dr Axel Hansen is signing copies of his book, From these Shores at UVI Library today. The book is about 13 people from our islands who achieved eminence in the world. Dr. Hansen spent most of his career teaching at Meharry Medical College and retired in 1985. His book is at UVI Bookstore and only costs $15. Proceeds benefit the University