Friday, November 08, 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


Bert Blew His Top – He’s Out for the Season

Senator Adelbert Bryan blew his top in the senate yesterday and his colleagues voted overwhelmingly to censure him for the rest of the session. Only Bryan voted against censure while, Senators Hansan, Potter and Luz James abstained and ducked the issue. Bryan smashed a the Daily News photographer’s camera while the senate was confirming the Board of Psychological Examiners. Good timing Bert.

Other Senate Business

It wasn’t all Bert Business at the Senate yesterday, they amended the Government Development Bank law to get it going. They confirmed Nick Pourzal and Mel Plaskett to the Port Authority Governing Board. They voted to support Graffiti Street on WTJX and the confirm nominees to the Board of Psychological Examiners.

Today is Oscar Henry Day

Today is Oscar Henry day. The Customs Building in Fredreksted will be renamed for Oscar E. Henry in honor of his dedication to the people of the territory. Henry was part of the government for 37 years including 20 years with the Custom’s Service. He’s also a farmer and developer of Senepol cattle on St. Croix.

Navy Coming

The Navy is coming this month. Government House says we have three visits coming: The USS Arctic on Nov 22, the Dutch ship HMS Van Der Zaan and USS Stark both come on Nov 23. The sailors will also do some community service work. We should plan a big welcome. Fredreksted had two ships yesterday and is expected to have a two ship Thursday every week for the season. Boy are they happy.

Romney to Head National Guard

New Boss at the National Guard. The Senate confirmed Lt. Colonel Jean Romney as Adjutant General of the National Guard. Senator Gomez says she voted for Romney because he has such a strong background for the job. Romney gets a promotion to Major General and the change of command is scheduled for Dec 7th.

Historic Preservation References

If you care about historical preservations there a new reference for you. Department of Planning and Natural Resource’s Division of Archeology and Historic Preservation has developed a reading list of books, brochures and information on financial assistance for preservation. You can get the list from Archeology And Historic Preservation at Wheatly Center.

Press Tour to Virgin Islands

Did you see the press tour last week? The islands hosted nine travel writers from magazines like Travel Weekly, and Travel World News. We also had writers from Modern Bride, the Boston Herald, the New York Daily News. The stayed in newly refurbished hotels, saw the sights, took a sunset cruise and did up the Ritz. We’ll see what they write.


  • Edith William’s School has a Family Movie tonight at 7:00 PM at the school.
  • Women Aglow Night Chapter is meeting at Emerald Beach resort at 7:30 PM.
  • On Saturday – Virgin Islands Find is holding a fund raiser at Barnacle Bill’s Restaurant in Subbase from 9:00 PM until… VI Find is all about finding and helping children with disabilities, so the party is for the best cause.
  • On Sunday, the world’s largest pig roast will benefit Chickie Morciglio’s costly battle with Cancer. It’s our turn to help the guy who has helped so many of us. That’s on Sunday from 11 to 5.

Little Princess Getting Facelift

Finally the Nature Conservancy is bringing volunteers from all over America to help restore Little Princess Estate in Christiansted. It was devastated by Hurricane Hugo and deeded to the Nature Conservancy by the last owners. The great house is getting rebuilt, and foot paths improved. If you want to help at Little Princess Estate on St. Croix call 773-5575.