Tuesday, June 10, 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


Is Continental Airlines Coming Back?

Governor Schneider says he has been calling on all of the airlines to see which ones will return to St. Thomas. Continental airline is one that says they are considering putting the Virgin Islands back on their flight schedule. Continental stopped flying here after Hurricane Marilyn and they might open flights between Newark NJ and St. Thomas

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 83 Degrees Water Temp: 71 Degrees Skies: Partly Cloud, some haze Beach: Perfect Swimming: Very Perfect Diving: Perfect – water clear at 35 feet Sailing: Ah – Perfect Drinks: Ready

Dolphin Cruise Line will Pay for that Oil Spill

It wasn’t a very big spill, only 80 gallons of diesel fuel and they stopped as soon as they saw what was happening, but Dolphin Cruise line has to pay a $1,000 fine for dumping oil in the St. Thomas harbor near the WICO dock. The source of the spill was repaired and the folks at Dolphin say it won’t happen again.

Virgin Islands America’s Cup will Open Marine Program for Youth

The America’s Cup Challenge has announced that Pauline Venzen-Dawes and John Holmberg are the co-directors of the Virgin Islands Marine Program – a program that is designed to reach out to the youth with educational programs and involve them in marine related programs such as swimming, sailing and diving. Holmberg has been taking his slide show on the road to show school students.

We are not New Hampshire or Vermont

The Dept. of Agriculture has moved the administration of our agriculture programs out of the upper New England district to new offices in Florida. This means that programs to administer loans and grants to low income families for homes and grants for water projects will now be monitored from Florida instead of Montpelier VT.

Firefighters will not strike

Despite accusation s that Carlton Dow runs the fire service like a dictator, the union says it is not going to strike and they want time to meet with Dowe to work out their differences. Meanwhile the firefighters are winning at the Las Vegas Firefighters Olympics. They are 4 zip. Four victories in four games. Pretty good. They say they are going for the gold medal.

Summer Schools

Committee to Revive Our Culture has a summer program to teach cooking, straw weaving, lap weaving, sewing and embroidery. Classes run from July 7th through Aug 15th. Call 776-2746 and ask for Dorothy Elskoe. Even Start Family Literacy program will conduct a free summer program from June 23rd through July 22 from noon to 3:00 PM – at the Wheatley Skills Center. Call Barbara Isaac at 774-0780 Jr. Firefighters will sponsor a Summer Day Camp for 8 to 18 year olds. From June 17th to Auig 8th Sign up by June 13th Junior Gardening and Ecology Academy is taking registration now for the upcoming summer activities. Students will learn garden construction, take nature walks, enjoy guest speakers, learn environmental awareness and cultural awareness, and study math, reading, grammar, arts and crafts, typing and swimming. Class runs from June 30th to Aug 22 from 8:00 AM – to 4:00 PM – at the Wheatley Skills Center behind Lockhart school. Call Mario Frances at 776-3475

Learn Russian? Sure!

In nine weeks of intensive training, the students at J. Antonio Jarvis School learned the basics of Russian. Colors, numbers, names, short phrases. Hal Hatfield was the teacher and the students put on a program at the end of the school year to show their new skills in the Russian language. That’s Hal Hatfield making good news.

Roofing Program Changes

The Governor made some changes in the Roof replacement Program. Dean Luke is the new director of the Roof program. There are new hours from 7:00 AM – to 7:00 PM, and more subcontractors have been brought into the program to get more roofs completed. There are 50 roofs under construction now with $15 million dollars yet to spend

Victor Richardson’s Good News

Rotary Club of Charlotte Amalie has chosen Victor Richardson Jr. To attend the World Affairs Seminar for High School students June 15th through the 20th at the University of Wisconsin. Richardson is a 16 year old at CAHS where he is a member of Interact which is a part of Rotary. That’s Victor Richardson Jr. making good news. And Victor Richardson is making more good news. On Saturday from 7:00 AM – to 7:00 PM – the Future Business Leaders of America are holding a radio fund raiser right here on WSTA to help take them to the national leadership conference in Anaheim Calif. As part of their business training, they are selling the ads, writing the copy and they will broadcast the ads on the radio. So businesses alert – the students are coming to get your business to be a sponsor opf their leadship training. Call Travis David 774-5421

Water Island Report

I managed to lose 3,000 gallons of water over one week. Agony! Waterless Island needs water.