Tuesday, May 05, 1998

US Virgin Islands

[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines


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Road March Winner

The Carnival Committee has announced the winner in the Road March Competition . Third runner up is Imaginations Brass with Just So. Second is Jam Band with Set it Off and the Winner for this year is Wadablee’s hit tune – This One is for Milo. This is a double crown for Wadablee – who also took the MSI Calypso competition.

Today’s Photo: 17 Plus Trolley in Children’s Parade Antilles School Mocko Jumbies Bicycle Patrol on Duty at Carnival Parade The tiniest twirler in the St. Croix Charming Twirlers

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 83 Degrees at 3 PM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Cool Green Ones are Ready for You!

Bishop Announces Appointment

Bishop Elliott G. Thomas announcing that the Pope John Paul the Second has appointed Auxiliary Bishop George Murray of Chicago to serve as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands – He will assist Bishop Thomas in the administration of the diocese and succeed Bishop Thomas on his retirement in three years when he turns 75.

Governor Schneider Proposes Supplemental Appropriation

The Governor has sent to the Senate a pile of legislation to appropriate funds for several projects. They need additional funds for Dept. of Public Works to pay fines to the EPA, The government needs funds for the Homestead and Home Loan Fund and the Governor is asking for funds to purchase six garbage trucks.

Property and Procurement Seeks Bidders

The Dept. of Property and Procurement is seeking bids to reconstruct the drainage around Mongoose Junction St. John. Bids are due May 7th. They are also seeking bids to reconfigure the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Bids are due May 14th.

Governor Schneider meets with Veterans

The Governor will hold a face to face meeting with veterans today on St. Croix at the Sunny Isle Professional Building from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Senate Finance Committee Met Yesterday

The Senate finance committee met yesterday with a long series of small requisitions. They debated whether the Senate needed to pass judgment on all these requisitions. They are discussing the criteria for Industrial Development Commission benefits. They passed the leases for Bluebeard’s Castle and the lease for Central Air. The Senate has a full legislative session Tuesday.

PAC is seeking Funds

Liston Davis has announced the winner of the Christa McAuliff fellowship – Susan K Allick is a 9th grade science teacher at St. Croix Central for the past 18 years and will receive the fellowship to encourage more science education.

Barge Battle Goes to Court

The barge battle is moving to court today as Republic Barge company is going to court to force Boyson Inc. to end their blockade of the ramps at Red Hook.

St. Kitts/Nevis Voices Count

Representatives of St. Kitts/Nevis were at Bluebeard’s Castle last evening listening to the St. Kitts/Nevis natives who live here regarding the proposed changes to the constitution of St. Kitts/Nevis. The dominant topic was equality between the islands. The people of Nevis say they are consistently regarded as second class citizens and subject to discrimination in their own country. The St. Kitts/Nevis Constitution Commission is taking opinions from natives of those islands this evening on St. Croix and Wednesday on Tortola.

Big Thank You From Mocko Jumbie Jamboree

We have Big Thank You from the members of the Mocko Jumbie Jamboree for the sponsorship. Cherissa Dickenson has a Big Thank You for Deliver it inc., and Nikki Tyler has a Big Thank You for Dr. Nelson for helping her march in the parade. Mocko Jumbie Jamboree has a Big Thank You to ADT Security Systems, and Vitel Cellular for helping the whole group with sponsorship.

Prostate Cancer

Yesterday Dr. Bert Petersen spoke in the Senate about Prostate Cancer. He reminded his audience that men of African descent suffer more instances of prostate cancer and have a less favorable outcome. Get checked for Prostate Cancer.

Lieutenant Governor Mapp Says – Don’t Pay Doctor Up Front

The Insurance Commissioner, Lieutenant Governor Mapp reminds all government employees that they do not need top pay for medical care up-front. While everyone must pay the portion of the doctors bill that is not covered by insurance, they do not have to pay the full cost of medical care up front.

Water Island Report

I put a sign up in the he Water Island Federal Building asking anyone with news to call me and “Big Up the News from Water Island. Someone took the sign.

It’s your Good News! You tell us and we’ll tell everyone.