Wednesday, October 23, 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


Governor goes to Water Island, Plans December Transfer

The Governor took his first tour of Water Island yesterday. He visited all of the important sites on that island and initiated his plans for the transfer in December. On the work : rebuild the main dock, add a waiting area & bench. The public beach is getting lighting, restrooms and the boat wrecks on the beach will be removed.

The Governor issued a statement to clarify his position on retroactive pay. He says that paying retro had to wait through the emergencies. The forty million dollars to rebuild the schools after Hurricane Marilyn came first. The tax revenue shortfall and economic downturn are the other reasons. He will continue working with the senate to find the retro funds.

The Finance Committee meet yesterday to address those Government leases. Of the 12 items on the agenda they got through 5 bnefore they lost the quorum. AT&T’s lease, the St Thomas All Stars and Bohlke Airline’s leases were approved.

Bohlke is going to build a new half million dollar hanger at the Cyril King Airport now that the lease is closed. Offshore Marine’s lease didn’t pass. There was a hot discussion of the social obligations that arise from a government lease. Offshore Marine public work was not sufficient to please the senators.

The League of Women Voters and WTJX are hosting a debate among the congressional candidates. Clovis Emanuel, League President will moderate on Sunday Oct 27th at 7:30 PM

The Florida Caribbean Cruise Ship Association Conference starts today at Frenchman’s Reef. And at that conference you can get the 1996 Winter Cruise ship schedule It is the thickest schedule ever. The Dept of Tourism is also opening its new Cruise Ship office and Welcome Center on the WICO dock today.

And Finally this:

Antigua Barbuda Heritage Link donated two new wheel chairs to the Roy Schneider Hospital Bernadine Lloyd, president of the organization said it was a much needed community resource. Thats good news from the Antigua Barbuda Heritage Link.

Watch them go – abandoned buildings are going to blow away. The Fire Service is going to demolish some those abandoned building in Savan. That abandoned building across from Friendley’s Bar in Savan is the first to go. Thats good news for Savan and good news that our Fire service is making St. Thomas more beautiful.