US Virgin Islands
[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines
THE GOVERNOR IS GETTING OUR TOP HONOR TODAY
Governor Roy Lester Schneider will be honored in a special ceremony today. The senate will conferred the Medal of Honor on the Governor at 10 AM in a ceremony in the senate chambers. Dr. Schneider is the first governor to receive this high honor while in office. You can hear the ceremony live on WSTA.
Money from FEMA
FEMA is sending 10 million dollars in a loan to cover the non-federal share of the recovery funds. 3.3 million will go to the Individual and family grant program. Other funds will help whit mitigation.
Crime hideout gone
Here’s good news, those derelict abandoned buildings on lower Kronprinsens gade are gone. Under heavy police guard, the shacks were reduced to rubble and that’s one more place that has been denied to criminals and drug users.
Lights Fine Tuned
Tyrone Martin said that the work on the waterfront traffic lights will be complete tomorrow. You will be able to cruise at 20 MPH from Windward Passage to Ft Christian Parking Lot and get no red lights. Thanks to Mr. Rick Dunmyer from Econolight for fine tuning the system. Pedestrians please note, there are working pedestrian light at each intersection, When you walk, use the lights, for your safety.
The Montserrat donations are up to 400 cartons. They are still seeking more bedding, sheets, pillows and personal hygiene products. The USO Building is the drop off site. The volcano has been calm over the last 24 hours. The Montserrat Association is meeting Sunday at Victor’s New Hideout at 5 PM
Education Committee Acts
The Education Committee passed the Violence Prevention act on to the Rules committee yesterday. They also passed the Dropout prevention act, but held the parent participation plan for more amendments.
Taxi drivers. You are our ambassadors of good will. You are the carriers of our culture to our visitors. We appreciate your work. Don’t miss Taxi Appreciation Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Frenchman’s Reef. This is for every taxi operator. What you learn can help you earn more. There are door prizes, a certificate for attending and free food too.
- Kean HS Class of 1986 is meeting at 5:30 at Emancipation Garden
- The Moot Court is beginning under auspices of Virgin Islands Bar Assoc. and Territorial Court.
- Virgin Islands Calypso Association is meeting at Percy’s Bus Stop at 6 PM
- Committee to revive our Culture is meeting this evening at 5:30 at the Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage Institute near Government hill.
- Freidensberg Moravian Church is celebrating its 225 anniversary on Thursday at 7 PM.
- Veterans, your counselor is at Buccaneer Mall today from 8:30 to 3:30