Monday, May 20, 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


Sunday was the Honor of Honors March

It’s one thing to tramp down main street in a carnival parade, quite another to march the same route in the Honor of Honor’s parade. The best of the students in all the schools took to the road on Sunday to strut their stuff. Brains, grades and success. Sen. Judy Gomez said the fourth annual parade was to show that it is cool to achieve in school. The honor students filled Emancipation Garden. Forty Virgin Islands businesses co-sponsored the parade.

UVI Graduation

On Sunday the UVI St. Croix campus held graduation for 89 new graduates. There were 12 people awarded the degree in Master of Arts of Education and 45 new bachelor of Arts degrees. WSTA offers its congratulations t the graduates and reminds them, once you have the degree, they can’t take it back.

Emergency Medical Services Week

This week is Emergency Medical Services week and we honor all emergency medical personnel. Commissioner Poblete says, “The work of that these highly trained professionals perform is priceless to the people of the Virgin Islands”

National Safe Boating Week

This is also National Safe Boating Week and you are reminded to look at your boat, check for safety equipment. Could you put out a fire? Can you shoot off a flare if you are in trouble. Do you have an anchor? Do you have enough life jackets for all of the people who ride in your boat? Life Jackets float, you don’t.

Caribbean Shipping Association

Caribbean Shipping Association is meeting this morning at Frenchman’s Reef with the Governor delivering the keynote address. The association is made up of 15 national organizations and 90 individuals who handle all aspects to shipping from containers to tug boats. After that, the governor will be holding a press conference at 10:30 to tell us what he accomplished last week in Washington.

Dept. of Public Works in Tutu

Tyrone Martin says the Dept. of Public Works guys are working all this week on Mandela Circle and in old Tutu and the new Tutu intersections to set up the traffic loops. These sensors will monitor your car as it enters the area. Now give the guys some room. We are a few days from having all the new traffic loops complete. Contractors should all sign up for the DBE Civil Rights conference coming June 16th.

Launch with Larry

Larry Donahue of Launch with Larry announced today that the channel between Frenchtown and Hassel’s island is open again and the telephone cable to Hassel’s island has been restored. Larry has recommisisioned the original Water Island ferry boat after using an emergency boat for 8 months. The original ferry should be back on the job in a few days. Watch for new harbor tours from Launch with Larry.


  • Calendar: The senate is meeting today at 10 to consider a host of nominations to broads and to consider a long list of new laws. 
  • Upcoming this week, Teachers Education Workshop on Environmental Education Programs in the Virgin Islands. 5:30 to 7:30 at the Curriculum Center
  • League of Women Voters is hosting a luncheon at L’Escargo at noon with speaker Michele Rhymer the executive director of the Women’s Resource Center Speaking on the Impact of Domestic Violence on the Community. Reservations 776-9357

Hitched in the Virgin Islands

Finally This: Did you get married in the Virgin Islands? Lots of people come here to get married. Now Martin PR, the island PR agency is putting a together a brochure to help more people discover the pleasure of getting married here. If your business is involved in getting people married – you know flowers, wedding planning, catering, then fax information to Martin PR at 774-4390. The deadline is Friday.