Wednesday, July 17, 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


No Double Sessions this School Season

The modular classrooms project at Lockhart, Peace Corps and Berthe C. Boschulte School are all on schedule. The contractors are on the job and the schools with the major damage all have contractors working. A temporary cafeteria for Cancaryn is being built. Oliver school, Gomez school and all others are under repair. Smooth progress says Liston Davis.

Aid for Unemployed

The Labor department has a new program for those who lost their job as a result of the storm and the self employed. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available. You have only 30 days to file for assistance so do it today. Bring you tax returns, business license and old 1040, Taxi drivers bring your ID Badge.

Red Cross Damage Estimate

Red Cross public affairs spokesperson Debbi Pfitzenmaier said the damage estimates are all in. St. Thomas was better than her worst fears. Outreach workers are now going door to door to examine needs. The Red Cross phone is 714-1015.

Waterfront Road Topic

What should we do with the expansion of the waterfront road? That’s the topic at Monday’s League of Women Voters luncheon. The guest will be Mel Kohn who is the project manager for the highway project. You need reservations call 776-9357

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee hearings are continuing., WAPA, Department of Tourism and Public Works all failed to appear during their hearing times. The Inspector General said his 783 thousand dollar budget isn’t enough to do all the audits he has to perform.

Texaco Olympics Sweepstakes

Texaco Olympics Sweepstakes is coming Thursday. Go to Texaco between 5 and 6 PM. There’s free Pepsi for everyone, and free oil for the first 25 people to come into each Texaco station and you can win a trip to Las Vegas when you visit Texaco.

St. Thomas St. John Cable

St. Thomas St. John Cable says only two miles of cable came down as compared with Hurricane Marilyn when they lost 90 miles of cable. The cable is back up and normal installations begin today.

Water in St. Croix

WAPA has water for Estate St. George St. Croix. If you want to get attached to WAPA’s water pipe, goto Sunny Isle any day.

On the Calendar:

  • 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
  • Cultural Heritage Institute is looking for volunteers for the second annual USVI Folklife Festival The meeting is tomorrow at the Cultural Heritage Institute on Education Street. Call 774-9537