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Red Cross Blood Drive Exceeds Goals
The hero of the hour is you. Elated is the word the Red Cross used to describe the Blood Drive in the Virgin Islands. 60 donors on St. John, Thank You! 111 at Nisky Center Thank You! 80 donors at the Federal Building yesterday, Thank You! . The Red Cross got better candidates and better blood. The Red Cross has a Big Thank You to all donors for coming out in July to support the Blood Drive. You make the 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
Governor Schneider approves 6 bills and signs them into law
The Gov has signed six bills into law. The juvenile detention bill was signed which will separate juveniles from adults in pre-trial detention and if convicted they will be housed in separate prison facilities. He signed the bill to remove the Governors review of the parole board decisions, saying it is all up to the Parole Board now. He vetoed the bill that would let him change the rules of property taxes, interest charged on property tax and assigning tax refunds to pay land taxes. He vetoed a bill to change the St. Croix Rain Forest from agricultural to residential in an effort to protect the rain forest.
Prison Inmates Take a Ride
70 prison inmates in the Virgin Islands prison system were transferred off island yesterday as part of the effort to reduce overcrowding in our jails. Attorney General Julio Brady said that the transferred inmates will actually benefit because the prison they are going to has more educational programs and vocational training that we
Potter Says No Bonds Now
The honest Furniture convinced commissioner Potter of Consumer Affairs that the good furniture dealers were being punished for the bad behavior of just bad dealers. Potter announced that he was not going to enforce the bonding requirement now., He will review it and add extra teeth to stop dishonest merchants. He is also looking into merchants who take deposits and then close their stores. 07/24/97 2:16 PM
Professional Power Boat Racing
This weekend American Power Boat Association will compete in a leg of their racing circuit here in the Virgin Islands Senator Celestino A. White Said, “This is the real thing”. These races are part of the Water Sports Month. We had the Windsurfing Competition earlier this month and the wind surfers called it “The best ever”. There’s a around St. Thomas powerboat race on Saturday starting at Sapphire Beach Resort at 10:00 AM and there are free power boat rides today from 10:00 AM – to 5:00 PM – at Sapphire Beach Resort. Come out and watch professional power boat races.
Tonight on We the People, Andre’s Guest will be Atty Aira Stridiron and his wife. Reichhold Repertory Company presents Man/Woman Business at the Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts through July 28th On Sunday: Rotary Club of St. Thomas is planning a clean up and trail cleaning of Cas Cay. Meet Sunday at 11:00 AM at Compass Point Marina for boat transportation. Cold drinks will be provided. Come help clean up Cas Cay, that’s how you make good news. Call 777-9634
Governor Schneider says Savan will Rise
The first meetings to develop the Savan Enterprise zone will be July 31st at the Jane E. Tuitt school. On a long term basis, Savan businesses will be eligible for tax incentives and wage credits to revitalize the area. The Gov also says that the HUD Community Development Block grants will include funds for a community center in Savan.
Books for the Library
The Rastafarian Improvement Association is donating books to the Enid Baa Library in honor of Haile Salassie’s birthday yesterday. The books include African children’s tales, and African mythology. Audrey Muriel in the Children’s department called the book collection a real asset to the library.
Lieutenant Governor says Island National Will Cover Disaster Now
While the Island National Company is being stopped from doing further insurance business in the territory, policy holders are safe if there is a disaster between now and August 22. The Virgin Islands Insurance Guarantee Fund will cover Island National, but after that date, clients of Island National will need another insurance carrier.