Friday, July 18, 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


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55 Women Move to Self Sufficiency

The 55 women of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills program held graduation on Thursday and got their diplomas, their GED’s and a new start on life. The five year old JOBS program has helped these women get off welfare, with job skills and placement in good jobs that pay real money and let them contribute to the community. They are empowered women. They are on their way to new jobs and they are off the road to welfare and dependency. Good Work making Good news.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 84 Degrees Water Temp: 72 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Perfect Sailing and Diving : Perfect Drinks: Ready

News for Chicago

The Rising Stars Steel Band from St. Thomas will be performing in Chicago, on Friday the big concert is at Navy Pier at 7:30 PM – they will also be performing in Douglas Park on Sunday at 5:00 PM –

News from Washington:

The Virgin Islands posse softball team defeated the BET Black Entertainment Television team in double headers 18-5 and 23-12. They are in first place in the league with 13 wins and 1 loss. Next Sunday 7/21/97 the Virgin Islands Posse will take on the #2 team for the County Championship.

Lions and Leos Did Volunteer Work

The 1997 Lutheran Youth Faith in Action Cruise have been working on Project Servant Events. More than 200 volunteers came in by cruise ship visited her and performed public service projects like painting the Dober school classrooms and the worked on Ivanna Eudora Kean School. They were hosted by the Five St. Thomas and St. John Lions Clubs under the direction of East End Lions and Shirley Quetel-Hendricks.

Blood Donation

Did you donate Blood the last time? No, well you have a chance to do it this coming week. July 22 at Lutheran Church St. John, July 23rd at Nisky Center St. Thomas and July 24th at the Federal Building in St. Thomas. You can save a life if you donate blood, and take it from me, it really is a lot less painful than you worry it is.

EPA To Host Landfill Class

The US EPA is going to train landfill operators on St. Croix in August. They want to increase the level of understanding of federal regulations on location, worker training, design criteria groundwater monitoring and closure criteria. The classes will be held on Aug 18-19 At Gertrude’s Restaurant on St. Croix.

Gomez Starts Support group

Senator Gomez says sending juveniles to jail like Adults is a mistake. She sees the damage done to families. Gomez is starting a new support group for mothers raising sons to help them keep the boys away from crime. She says, these mothers are stretched and they need help with their sons.

Transportation Committee for St. John

The newly appointed committee for transportation on St. John has begun to meet. There are 11 representatives from all sector of the St. John Community led by James Dalmaida, Sidney Challenger and Richard Calvin George. The committee will meet weekly to plan and develop the transportation services on St. John. Other members include Dione Anthony, Edna Freeman, Ira Christian, Alvis Christian, Claudine Scatliffe, Angfelo Hill, Jose Penn and Roy Smith

Virgin Islands Advocacy goes to the Bank

More law suits are being filed yesterday to bring businesses in compliance with the ADA. The Virgin Islands Advocacy filed suits against Banco Popular, Scotia, Chase Manhattan, The Bank of St. Croix and the VI Community Bank. The Advocacy group wants better doors and access to the banks for the disabled.

Virgin Islands -Virtual Internet Demonstration

The Good News Guy is going to take everyone on a guided tour of the Internet on WTJX also on Sunday at 6:00 PM. The list of sites we will visit will appear in each Thursday’s Business Journal so you And go see today’s Business Journal if you want to see where this weeks guided tour of the Internet is going. This program will recur every Sunday evening through the end of August. Your questions about the internet will form the core of this show, so write to with Internet questions.

Water Island Report

VITEMA has a team going to Water Island this week to prepare for possible disaster.

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