Wednesday, January 22, 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


Compulsory Insurance for Car Owners May become the Law

Acting Governor Mapp has proposed legislation to make car insurance mandatory. The proposed law would require car owners to have a liability policy with a minimum amount of coverage under the regulatory power of the Lt. Governorís office. The proposed law would also call for the adoption of a point system for bad drivers with repeated moving violations. Enough points and your insurance premium would increase and youíd have to go to driving class. Good drivers would get a discount on their insurance. All funds generated by the law would go to our police for law enforcement needs. There is also a litigation cap to keep lawsuits to a minimum.

Limited Liability Partnership Law Proposed

The Acting Governor also proposed legislation to allow the formation of Limited Liability Partnerships in the Virgin Islands. The idea is to attract new businesses here with a law that permits the creation of these partnerships. Mapp said that the proposed law would enhance government tax revenues and open new business opportunities for local business managers. It also catches us up with all 50 states that have such laws on their books.

Can Law Suits Help Clean up Bovoni?

At last nights Bovoni Landfill meeting the center of the debate was whether law suits from Bovoni residents would speed the clean up process along. On one hand Sen. Donastorg is looking for ways to make the government get the job done, on the other hand there is Dept. of Public Works saying they are at the end of the research phase and ready to put out contracts to contain the fires, and excavate the combustible materials, Weíll keep you posted as this develops.

Republican Party Forms “Islandís Caucus”

At the Republican Party National Committee Convention, a new group was formed, an islands caucus comprised of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This is the first time the islands have organized as a bloc to work for the common interests of Americaís islands. Senator Holland Redfield 2 has been selected to be spokesperson for caucus. The caucus also represents all the minorities needed to diversify the Republican Party. One of the tasks is to broaden the base of the Republican Party.

“Roll Back Rent Ceiling” Sen. Hansen

Senator Hansen has called for a roll back of the rent ceiling for public housing residents. She cites the condition of the properties as one reason why there should be no increase in what people pay for public housing.

Coming Up:

Lockhart Elementary School is holding a special bi-lingual meeting for all Spanish speaking parents and children today at 5:30 PM µ Rural Health Outreach Van is at the Gomez School today for Vision Testing, Diabetes, Dental Screening, Cholesterol and Blood pressure. From 9 AM to 2:00 PM

Gumbs Goes to France.

Alfred Gumbs also known as Al G, the promoter of Conscious Reggae is in France at a giant music event called the Reed Midem. Held once a year in Cannes France Gumbs will be promoting his records at this showcase of music. Thatís Alfred Gumbís Good news.