Thursday, January 02, 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


The President and His Family Are Here on St. Thomas.

Good Morning Mr. President. Here’s your special report. Bosnia is OK, Peru is better. Israel and the Palestinians are not OK, but you can’t fix that today. The American economy is OK, the American people are ok too. Weather today should be clear and sunny with a high around 85 degrees. Take another round of golf, and go for a swim. The President and his family are staying in the Sand Dollar Estate in Peterborg near Megans Bay and have announced no formal schedule.

New Commission on Education

Governor Schneider announced the 17 nominees to. He has called upon the new commissioners to evaluate the public education system, identify barriers and obstacles to all students achieving equal educational opportunity. They are to develop a broad based collaborative Plan of Action to promote an outcome-based, world-class education system.

The 17 members of the Commission are: Liston Davis, Dr. Pearl Varlack from UVI, Mark Marin of Antilles School, Julius Sprauve from St. John. Brumnet Nelthropp and Jeffery Prosser will represent the business community, Senator Vargrave Richards is on the Commission. His legislation got it started. Dr Charles Turnbull and Vernelle Delagarde, and Antonio Steele, come to the Commission from the school system, Mario Frances and Urylee Burke represent the PTA, and the students are represented ont the commission by Manda Wright, Winston Braithwaite, Mary David and Kiron Benjamin.

Special Video Available on Endangered Mangroves

Our Mangroves are coming to the classroom on a new video from the Dept of Fish and Wildlife. They are introducing their video series about the ecology in the Virgin Islands. The first video is called Mangroves: An Ecosystem in Jeopardy. Did you know that we have lost half of our mangroves in the last 50 years? The video shows you arial footage of the change over the last few years. The next video is about our turtles and another is in the works about our coral reefs. The new video costs $2 and is available from Fish and Wilflife in Red Hook or at Lagoon Street Complex on St. Croix. Or contact the Dept of Fish and Wildlife at 6291 Estate Nazareth 101 St. Thomas Virgin Islands 00802 or Call 809-774-6762

St. Croix Festival Parade

The St. Croix Festival Committee announced that tomorrow’s children’s parade will be one of the most colorful ever. There are 5 youth steel orchestras, 2 youth mocko Jumbie entries and the stepping champions from the Evelyn Williams school. The childrens parade is tomorrow at 10 AM and the adult parade is Saturday at 10 AM.

Coming Up:

  • The Festival Food Fair is in Hendricks Market St. Croix today at Noon. 
  • The Calypso Monarch Finals is tonight at the Island Center at 8:00 PM 
  • Are you interested in baseball and you are age 16 to 21, the 1st Annual Caribbean Baseball Festival Tournament. Try outs for the St. Thomas-St. John All Stars Team are today and tomorrow at Lionel Roberts Stadium at 5:30 or Call Glenwood Dickinson at 774-2640

Naomi Jacobs – Spirit of Kwanza

I told you last week about the Karamu 1996 that Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held in Cruz Bay – well they honored Mrs. Naomi Jacobs as a community leader who best represented the Nguzo Saba spirit of Kwanza.

Children Greet Clinton

Everyone wants to know who the children were who greeted the Clintons, Justin Prosser gave the President the welcoming plaque, and Angelica Hill and Racquel Hunter brought the gifts and flowers.