Tuesday, July 16, 1996

US Virgin Islands

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines

 FEMA Centers have light turnout

Are we more self reliant, or do we already know how to work with the federal process. On FEMA’’s first day only 100 people turned out to seek federal aid. FEMA has a briefing today for organizations that want Federal aid. If you perform a public service your organization is qualified for aid. The location is the National Guard Armory in Estate Nazareth at 10 AM for the Government agencies and 2 PM for nonprofit agencies.

Governor Schneider at Conference of Governors

Governor Schneider was at the National Governors Association Meeting in Puerto Rico. He advised that telling kids to “Say NO to drugs” is not enough. He suggested that the rest of the Governors work to develop jobs programs for their youth. He added that we need to offer more benefits for staying away from drugs. He also said that the government will aid people in getting their roofs fixed so they can qualify for insurance on their homes.

Public Works Department Lights are up

Tyrone Martin says that Public Works Department has completed most of the traffic light repairs from the airport to Windward Passage, downtown, Mandela Circle, Tutu and Raphune hill. They are going to fix the waterfront lights and synchronize them later.

School Construction Costs

Congressman Victor Frazer has informed us that there is a program being developed in congress to reduce the cost of school construction by having the Federal government pick up 50% of school building costs.

Reading Wonderland

There was a reading wonderland last Friday in Cruz Bay with lots of storytellers with different threads of culture for the kids. It was such a hit that Myrenna Ogbu, the Nigerian storyteller is setting up a storytellers bank, a registry of storytellers who are keeping the art of storytelling alive. The contact point is Senator Potters office.

On the Calendar:

  • Rotary of Charlotte Amalie is holding a dinner meeting this evening at L’’Escargo. Tonight’s guest speaker gave his last Rotary speech in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
  • There’s a free back rub at the wellness gathering at Windward Passage at 6:30.
  • Tomorrow: DownStreet People are holding a special memorial meeting at the Labor Dept Building 6 PM
  • Rotary 2 will meet at Frenchman’s Reef on Wednesday at noon

Finally this:

The Good News Guy salutes LeaSan Publications for giving away a personalized book for all the kids at Camp Pride ‘‘96 at the Wesleyan Academy The personalized books are excellent for helping young kids learn to read. Helping kids learn to read is good news.