Wednesday, June 04, 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


We Won a Prize

Our Public Relations firm, Martin PR won a prize the 13th Annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition with a video called Pictures of Paradise: The United Stated Virgin Islands. The judges called our 12 minute video fun and appealing. The video featured music by Rising Stars, Stanley and the 10 Sleepless Knights, and our gorgeous beaches and vistas. Our video beat 940 other entries.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 80 Degrees Water Temp: 71 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Beach: Perfect Swimming: Perfect Diving: Perfect Sailing: Perfect Drinks: Ready

Committee of the Whole will meet

Senate President Lorraine Berry has called a session of the Committee of the whole for this evening at 6:00 PM – to consider amendments to the official zoning map for seven sites. Zoning Story detail – Richard Sasso in Estate Nadir, Horace Turnbull in Charlotte Amalie, Police Benevolent Association in Red Hook, Wayne Callwood in Little Northside, Samuel Lettsome in Estate Fredenhoj, Law House Investments on Kongen^“s Gade and Leo Emanuel and Carmen Prosper in Anna^“s retreat.

New Phone Gear

The Legislature building has a new phone exchange, 693, and Senator Liburd called to say his new phone number is 693-3670. The Legislature has also added a new service that will allow the hearing impaired to communicate with the legislature. The TTY/TDD device is part of the legislature^“s effort to come into compliance with the American^“s with Disabilities Act.

Castle Burke Housing Approved

Acting on behalf of Governor Schneider, Lieutenant Governor Mapp signed into law bill 22-033 which grants residents of Castle Burke the option to purchase land in the park or build their own home there. Saying that home ownership breeds pride and self worth and a sense of accomplishment, Mapp said He and the Governor agree that this program is very important for the Castle Burke residents.

News from Washington

Delegate Dr Donna Christian-Green announced that the police Dept. has been approved for another round of Community Oriented Policing Services grants for new technology and backup staff. The grant of $698,683 is an increase of $400,000 over last years grant.

Clinton: Fix the Jobs Problem in Northern Marianas

President Clinton wrote to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas to inform them that they have too many resident aliens with jobs and too few local residents without work. He has decided not to extend America^“s immigration, and naturalization laws to the Northern Marianas.

New Badges

Police Commissioner Ramon Davila awarded new badges to five inspectors who have completed the motor carrier safety assistant program. The Inspectors are Gloria Singho and Uston Cornelius of St. Croix, and Shawn Perez, Curt Lake and Annette Etienne of St. Thomas.

New Window Technology

There is a new technology available for windows that promises to take more punishment in a storm. It^“s called PALTECH and it is just as transparent as glass, 250 times stronger than glass at half the weight and 30 times stronger than Lexan. It is shatter-proof, bullet resistant, provides nearly 100% UV protection and will not yellow, fade or crack with sun exposure. PALTECH can be bent hot or cold and has great acoustic and thermal insulation qualities as well as an excellent fire rating. It is available from 1-888-261-5533

Chamber of Commerce is Going for New Members

The Chamber of Commerce held a rally yesterday to begin a new member drive. Chamber of Commerce does good work in town and the networking between businesses is good for everyone, so if you are not a member of Chamber, be sure to say yes when a volunteer calls on your business. We^“ll announce every new Chamber of Commerce Member on the Good News Headlines

Bone Marrow Registration

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a bone marrow registration at Tutu Park Mall June 7th from noon to 5:00 PM – Currently 3 million people are registered nationwide for bone marrow and only 7% are African Americans. Bone marrow transplants are critical for the survival of people with fatal blood diseases and the best match is from people of similar ethic backgrounds. You can help save the life of another person. And registering is painless and easy.

Water Island Report

The fire fighting equipment has arrived and volunteer fire fighter training is ready to begin. They are already fighting over who gets to be fire chief. I suggested that everyone be a chief for a week. All chiefs and no Indians.