Monday, September 23, 1996

Good morning! This is Good News Headlines

US Virgin Islands

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


Senator Hansen Says She Found 100 million dollars!

Senator Hansen announced that she had found 100 million from federal grants that will be returned if it is not spent. The Governors office counters that the funds are committed, they are drawdown funds not cash on hand. And must be spent according to federal rules – no swapping to other uses. Sorry Senator Hansen, there’s no Santa Claus.

Carib Air is back on St. Croix as the maiden flight came into Rohlsen Airport

The new service will bring more visitors to St. Croix. Carib Air is planning commuter service among the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Culebra and Puerto Rico.

There is a special conference going on this week.

The vocational Industrial Clubs of America will teach over 2000 students some practical skills, like teamwork, self-discipline, a positive work attitude and resume writing. The five day program is going on at Charlotte Amalie High School, Kean, Central, St. Croix Ed Complex and the video conference facility. The Senate Finance Committee is meeting on St. Croix today to vote on appropriations for many areas of the government including the university, Dept. of Labor, Health the taxi commission, anti-litter commission, territorial courts, government operations and other areas.

Good News Weather:

The hazy morning will give way to clear, sunny skies, 30% chance of showers. A tropical wave will pass south of us, giving us southeast winds up to 20 knots. We have no major storms on the horizon REGISTER TO VOTE! If you want to vote in the November election, you must be registered. The voter registry at 22 Crystal Gade is open between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM but only until October 6th. WAPA says keep the signs and banners off the poles. It makes a hazardous situation for the linemen and the poles are not designed to hold up banners. The Virgin Islands Americas Cup Challenge announced that Topa Equities has agreed to be a major sponsor of the America’s Cup Challenge. Topa’s Chairman said the America’s Cup will revitalize business and help the Virgin Islands economy. He is pleased with the special program to teach the youth about seamanship.

On the Sore Spot Report:

Tyrone Martin called to say that Public Works had cleaned up some sore spots: Those derelict cars above DeYoung Gut GONE. The truck is going soon. On Denmark Hill, the seven ugly cars, GONE. the truck is going this week. The yellow regal at #2 Savan St. – Gone. And the Blue Mitsubishi in Market Square. Going, Going, Gone These sore spot reports really work. You tell me where there is an ugly derelict car on the road side and Public Works will do the heavy lifting. You’re making good news. You tell us, we’ll tell everyone.