Tuesday, November 26, 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


Liston Davis says, The School Children Must Come First

Liston Davis has released a statement about the school make up days. There will be no unilateral action by the school administration. The union will get a fair say and a fair deal, but the children come first. Davis says that adding an hour to the day is not acceptable. With as many as 27 school days to make up, an added hour is not enough.

Has St. Croix got its first Casino?

The plan to use green card sales to sponsor the first casino on St. Croix is news today. Businessman Mario DeChambert is going to get a loan to build a Tier 4 hotel in St. Croix. The funds for the loan come from US government sales of green cards to Hong Kong residents who want to get out of HK before the Chinese take over in 1997. In related news, The Dept of Labor and the Casino Control Commission are looking for people who want training in the skills of the casino business. Sounds like jobs. Call Ms Petersen 773-1440 X 215

Hear the Governor:

The Governor has scheduled a public address to the people for this evening at 8:00 PM. He will address the economy of the Virgin Islands and measures taken by his administration to address our economy. “You’ll see it hear” on WSTA at 8:00 PM

New Senate Plans

The senators are close to announcing their reorganization for the 22nd legislature. They were ready to announce their plan today, but held off while they all go to court over Senator’s Bryan’s censure. It is widely believed that Lorraine Berry will be the new president, Vargrave Richards is expected to be the Vice President and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen would be the Finance Chairperson. But, we’ll have to wait and see.

Navy and Governor say Thanks

The Governor met with the Navy yesterday to thank them for all they’ve done here. This was Admiral James Amerault last visit to the Virgin Islands as commander of the US Navy forces in the Western hemisphere. The Governor credits Admiral Amerault for leading the Navy to resume visits to the Virgin Islands. The Admiral thanked the Governor for making the Navy’s visits safe and enjoyable.

AT &T Volunteers

AT&T in New York announced that they are going to pay their staff for a day of volunteer work in the community. It is the largest corporation to take on the pay for volunteer work and they expect to be able to give over a million hours of volunteer work.

Turn Public Debt into Cash for You

Here’s your chance to turn the public debt into cash for you. The US Treasury is running a poster contest for school students. The theme is Us saving’s Bonds, Invest Today And Enjoy Tomorrow. There’s a $5,000 prize for the best poster and a trip to Washington DC. The deadline is February 7, 1997. The Treasury people say the poster contest is good for them too, they get great new ideas from the kids.

Good News for Pigs

The Abattoir published their schedule for the month of December. During this coming month, sheep, goats and cattle can be taken for slaughter on Mondays and Tuesdays, but the balance of the week is pigs only. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Christmas second day the Abattoir is closed. That’s good news for the pigs.

PTA News:

St. Croix Education Complex PTA at 5:45 PM, Edith Williams PTA is meeting at 5:30 PM at the Bovoni Recreation Center. µ Pearl B. Larsen elementary school PTA will meet at 5:45 PM with the Assistant attorney General as the speaker on the topic of child safety and protection.


28 major league baseball from the American League and the National League are coming to St. Croix to raise funds for the children of the Queen Louise Home. The players will also participate in an American Express Baseball Clinic for youth ages 14 to 21. That’s coming up on December 5th at the Carambola Golf Course

Finally this:

Thanksgiving brings out the best in people, The Church Alive in Christ is hosting a T-day dinner and they are opening the doors to the people of Nadir, Thomasville, and Bovoni who can’t cook or are living alone. The Church says you are welcome to join them for Thanksgiving. The Church extends a special welcome to the residents of Sanchez Town.