Thursday, July 24, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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United Way to Include Two New Organizations

United Way announced that the Virgin Islands Resource Center for the Disabled and the Victim Advocate Program have been approved to receive financial benefits from United Way. The Board of Directors of United Way reviewed applications from six human service agencies and approved these two.

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

Senate Finance Hearings Continue

The Senate Finance committee continue their hearings on the Government budget today. They are examining the budget of the Dept. of Finance then this afternoon the topic is the Department of Planning and Natural Resources

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.

Job Opening for Drug Task Force

The High Intensity Drug trafficking Task Force has a job opening for the deputy program director. Applicants must come from St. Thomas and applications are being taken through Friday of this week. The Department of Education also has a number of job openings for teachers. Contact the Office of Personnel at 774-0100

Coming Up:

The Veterans Councilor is in St. Thomas at Buccaneer Mall Thursday from 8:30 AM – to 2:00 PM. The Veterans Councilor is on St. Croix tomorrow on Friday from 8:30 AM – to 2:00 PM – There’s a food sale at the Al McBean Ball Park to support Pee Wee Bulls baseball team. 11:00 AM – Also today Department of Agriculture will hold an important meeting for farmers on the Tennis Court in Bordeaux at 5:30 PM

Help Clean Cas Say

Coming Up Sunday: Rotary Club of St. Thomas is planning a clean up and trail cleaning of Cas Cay on Sunday July 27th. Meet at 11:00 AM – at Compas point Marina for boat transportation. Cold drinks will be provided. Call 777-9634

Used Oil Permits

Department of Planning and Natural Resources reminds you that you need a permit to store used oil. Used oil can not be disposed of on island unless it is processed to eliminate hazardous waste. Applications are available from DPNR

Donate Blood

The Blood Drive continues today. There was an endless stream of donors at Nisky Center yesterday. The blood drive continues today at the Federal Building in the lobby. If I can do it, you can do it. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood? You can donate blood today at the Federal Building Lobby in St. Thomas The life you save could be your own. 07/18/97 11:31 AM

Water Island Report

Someone left the beach open last night.

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