Friday, October 25, 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


Vitelco and the Union settled

If your phone has been out, well relax, your dial tone is coming back. The union and VITELCO settled their differences and signed a new 3 year contract – effective immediately.

$27 million isn’t enough?!?

$27 million isn’t enough?!? That’s what the government union leadership say to the senate plan to make a partial payment on the retroactive pay increases. They want at least 33 % of the retro pay and promise to shut down the government if there is no deal by election day. The senate is scrambling to avoid a ballot revolt in November.

Anyone Here?

Senate attendance is news again. Senator Donastorg released attendance records from his committee. some senators were absent from 71% of the time. Lorraine Berry says she’s never missed a roll call in 14 years.

FCCA Conference News

At yesterday’s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association panel on marketing the attendees heard lots of reasons why the cruises ships prefer St. Thomas more than other islands. There is a long list of factors that make a port desirable, and St. Thomas ranks near the top on all points. The questions from the floor were mostly about how cruise lines are using the Internet to sell destinations.

Satellite Dish Rules

Virgin Islands Housing Authority issued rules on Satellite dishes on public housing. Nothing larger than a 30 inch dish will be permitted. And residents will need written approval before it can install a dish.

Move Those Boats

Department of Planning and Natural Resources advised the boating public that all vessels must be removed these storm havens Benner Bay, Mangrove Lagoon, Hurricane Hole, and Flamingo Bay,. On St. Croix the boats in Salt Rive and Harvey Point must go. The deadline is October 30th or get towed.

Good News Weather:

Partly Sunny, 20% chance of showers. High around 90, North east wind at 10 to 12 knots. No storms on the agenda.

Upcoming Events

  • There is a Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day cook out from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Oppenheimer park on St. John
  • Public Hearings on the National Park are being held today at 9 AM at the Red Hook Administration building, at 1:30 PM at hearing is at the Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay and at 6:30 PM in the Moravian Church St. John
  • Caribbean Writer Literary Anthology is opening with a summit on St. Croix this afternoon with a group of the authors reading their material. The event begins at 3 PM with tea to follow at 4:45 at the Florence William’s Library in Christiansted.

Our Good News

Here’s our good news. A few months ago WSTA put the Good News Headlines on the World Wide Web. We want anyone anywhere to read good news from the US Virgin Islands. Well 3,686 people read our news in September and they listen to the music on our Caribbean Sounds Page. That’s 3,686 people out there.