Wednesday, June 12, 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


358 Charlotte Amalie HS Seniors are now Graduates

At the top of the news, CAHS held graduation yesterday for 358 seniors. 70 were on the National Honor Society, six were honored with early admission to UVI and 4 held straight A Averages. That’s Excellent. A triumphant Ann-Marie LaPlace overcame a serious burn accident last year and persevered to be the valedictorian of the class.

A Traveling Governor Act

The US Congress is considering an amendment to our Revised Organic Act to permit a governor to maintain his in official power while on the road. The law would mean that instead of appointing an acting governor, the governor would simply stay in touch by phone and exercise his power on the road.

Father’s Day at the Races

The horse races are still on for Father’s Day even if the Holstein Cup Invitational Run has been scratched. The rules of the cup require at least two horses from each island. Not enough so that race is scratched. The rest of the races on Sunday are on schedule

Contractors – Where for art thou?

Dept. of Public Works special seminar for construction businesses is coming up June 16th. This isn’t just about big contractors, they are looking for more small scale local contractors like electricians, plumbers and carpenters. We have over 500 licensed contractors in the Virgin Islands, only 150 contractors have signed up for the conference. That means 350 contractors aren’t interested in participating in $120 million dollars in road construction money. Call 774-1301 and talk with Roseanne.

Close Research Station?

UVI says they have to close the Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station if they can’t find funds for it. The St. John science campground has been host to hundreds of students and dozens of scientific studies but may be closed. Surly there is some way to make this a good news story about how we saved this research and education facility.


The Junior Gardening Club is offering a summer ecology academy starting June 17th through August 9 with gardening, science, guest speakers, and other summer camp fun. What could be better for a young person than teaching science through learning how to care for plants. Call 776-3475 and talk with Mario Frances. Senator Potter has a reading class for kids this summer. July 9 to August 9. Call 774-0880 x 3603

School’s Out. School Calendar’s out too.

School’s Out. So is next years school calendar. Staff return to work on August 12th. New teachers start on August 21st. Returning teachers August 26th and students; D-day is August 27th. Have a nice summer.

On the Calendar:

  • Law Enforcement Supervisory Union is meeting Wednesday at 6PM in the Roll Call Room of Zone A.
  • Thursday: Parents Executive Council is holding a meeting of all PTA, PTSA and PTO presidents on Thursday at 6 at CAHS cafeteria.
  • Also Thursday, There’s a self esteem workshop for young women at 10 AM tomorrow at the Williams Library St. Croix
  • Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation is meeting at 7:30 at Florence Williams Library St. Croix
  • The Virgin Islands Energy Office is scheduling car care clinics every Friday and Saturday on St. Thomas at Tutu Mall and the Mazda Dealer in Subbase.

Finally this

There is another highway plan on the table. Joseph Hilton has prepared a plan for rerouting traffic around Fort Christian that does not involve going around the legislature building. Look at the picture on the editorial page of today’s paper. The good new is that new ideas are being developed.