Tuesday, May 07, 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


We’re going to Race for the America’s Cup

It takes a lot of money but it will put us on the map. A syndicate of yachts men led by Peter Holmberg and Michael Bornn are going to enter the sailing race for the America’s cup. This is the most prestigeous sailing race in the world. The costs are enormous, but the Virgin Islands has the world’s most perfect sailing conditions and the team wants our America’s Cup challenge to call attention to our perfect sailing conditions. Now the syndicate has to find 35 million to build a yacht and assemble a team of local sailors to train for the next four years to prepare.

Quiz Bowl – Four teams left.

The quiz bowl is down to 4 teams after ST Joseph’s and Ivanna Eudora Kean School teams were eliminated yesterday. The remaining teams are All Saints, Antilles CAHS and Country Day. The competition continues today at the Education Complex in St. Croix.

Mental Health month

The Governor has declared this Mental Health month. He cites the fact that one in four people will siffer from a mental disorder during their lifetime and it touches on everyone. It is not about guilt and fear or hiding it in the closet. It is about your body and its chemistry that makes some people lose the full power of their mind. The Governor commends all mental health workers for their work and asks everyone to help dispell the myths about mental illness.

Coast Guard Cutter

Are we going to lost our Coast Guard Cutter? Not if Congressman Victor Frazer has his way. The Congressman has just been named to Ebony Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential black men in America. And at the same time the Congressman reports that the Republicans in congress are trying to roll back the gains of African American in representation in congress.

Dialysis machines

The Dialysis machines in Juan Luis Hospital are not working and Senator Hansen is urging the Governor to take immediate action or risk having dialysis patients in St. Croix suffer from the results of failing to get dialysis.


  • There’s a town meeting this evening at 6:30 at the Boulon Center on St. John. Senate President Almando “Rocky” Liburd is inviting all residents of St. John to come get an update on all projects scheduled for St. John 
  • Ivanna Eudora Kean School Class of 77 will meet Tuesday at 5:30 at Diamond Barrel 
  • Purple and Pink Action Committee will meet at the usual place.

Moniqua Furet

Peace Corp School Sixth Grader Moniqua Furet has received the Superintendant’s Award for Exemplary Accomplishment. She had a history of getting into fights and confrontations and dramatically turned around. Now instead of going to the principal for discipline she goes in to receive awards. She is a leading emember of the Peace Corp Basketball team and headed to the honor roll.

Randolph Bennett Writes from Germany

This came over the e-mail to us from Bosnia. Our own Randolph Bennett is attached to the Army 205th Military intelligence brigade in Weisbaden Germany supporting our troops in Bosnia. He says he is homesick but pleased to find all the information about home on the internet. He says to all his friends at home, “Thanks for your support, and I will be on the first plane home as soon as we save this country from itself.” That’s our troops on duty and safe. And that’s good news.