Wednesday May 8, 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


The Daily News has Three Top Honorees

They are too modest to put it on the front page, but three executives from our own Daily News have received the top award from Gannett Newspapers for outstanding performance in 1995. Ron Dillman, Al Loiten and Penny Feuerzeig were cited for being in the top ten in their respective areas in the whole Gannett newspaper empire. The newspaper also took top honors for spot reporting with their coverage of Hurricane Marilyn.

Quiz Bowl

The Country Day School Tigers took the quiz bowl and the team is headed to New Orleans to compete in the nationals. Senator Petrus commended the Coutnry Day team and noted that they ahad come together as a group of individuals and formed a solid team to take the championship. Petrus says, they will represent the Virgin Islands in New Orleans with dignity.

Real estate

There is a new real estate company opening in St. Thomas. Calypso realty brings 40 years of experience to their new offices which is opening in Havensight Mall doing residentialand commercial sales, and property management.

Mental Illness

Did you know that one in four people will suffer from a mental disorder during their lifetime. It could be you. Modern research has shown that mental illness is biological, its chemical, not something you need to hide or be ashamed of. Unbalanced chemistry, can make some people lose control of their mind. The Governor asks everyone to help dispel the myths about mental illness.


  • St. Thomas East Lions is holding an induction at 6:30 at Anna’s Retreat Senior center.
  • Toastmasters 4040U is meeting at 6 PM in the Community Health Waiting Room at Schneider Hospital
  • Agriculture and Food Committee is meeting at Cooperative Extension Service at 5:30
  • The Law Enforcement Supervisory Union is holding an important meeting in the roll call room of Zone A.
  • Voices of Love will meet at 7:30 at the home of the president, the agenda includes the annual party and the trip to St. John and Tortola.
  • Looking at tomorrow there is a special meeting of all 18 Presidents of the PTA’s and PTSA’s are meeting at CAHS cafeteria at 6 PM. Mario Frances urges all members of the Presidents group to be present.
  • Hug a Bunch is meeting at Bellows at 5:30.
  • The First Class of Consumer Advocates is graduating Thursday on St. Thomas at the Emerald Beach resort. Note the new location is Emerald beach, not Carib Beach.
  • Ivanna Eudora Kean School class of 91 is meeting in the library at 6 PM
  • Charlotte Amalie Lions are meeting at Victor’s New Hideout at 5:30. Wear your vests, the regional chairman is making an official visit.
  • Caribbean Women’s Executive Netowrk is meeting to do networking on Thursday at 5:30 at Frenchman’s Reef West Indies RoomDr Kimberly Moore will be the guest speaker.
  • E Benjamin Oliver Band Boosters are meeting at 5:30 at Gomez school this is the meeting postponed from May 2.
  • CAHS Class of 66 meeting at Windward Passage
  • Elskoe and associate at Percy’s Bus Stop at 5:30

Employees Who Make A Difference

This week is Public Service Week, and the Governor held an awards ceremony on St. Croix Monday to honor “Employees Who Make A Difference” Each of the honorees received a day of administrative leave, but the governor reminded them that they won their prize for their service, spend the day with a youth. He praised their hard work, dedication and commitment to their departments and agencies.