US Virgin Islands
[singlepic id=4817 w=180 h=40 mode=web20 float=left]Good morning! This is Alex Randall with Good News Headlines
Safe School Bill will get Rewritten
Senators Liburd and Gomez hailed the veto of the Safe Schools Act calling it an example of the democratic form of government at its best. The Governor uncovered problems with the bill and the senators say they will rewrite it. Senator Bryan wants the Committee of the Whole to meet and clear up misinformation about the Government budget. He is calling all key players in the Governments financial departments to come in for questioning. The Caribbean Hotel Assoc. wants you to know about their efforts to Green your Hotel. They say there is real economic benefit from making our hotels more ecologically involved. They are holding a seminar this week in Puerto Rico and lots of other sites around the Caribbean, but no seminar here. Why NOT.
Consumer Affairs did a study of coupons in our supermarkets.
There is a big difference. Plaza Extra offers coupons of their own and don’t take manufacturers coupons that say Good in Continental US. Pueblo has their own coupons, they accept coupons from other stores and they take Continental Only coupons too. Congressman Victor Frazer is bringing members of the International Council of Supermarkets and Harrah’s Entertainment to the Virgin Islands. The idea is to seek partners for a large integrated supermarket mall. And Harrah’s is considering building a major casino.
Good News Weather:
Partly sunny skies with scattered showers this afternoon. High around 90 winds:east @10. Hurricane Isadore is located at 11.8 north and 34.7 moving WNW winds: 75 mph.
- Faith Christian Fellowship Church will host a political forum on Sept 27th at 7:30 PM.
- We from Upstreet, Downstreet People and Savanero’s are sponsoring a series of three forums for the political candidates. Oct 4 the first group of senators will speak. On Oct 11 the candidates for delegate will spar and on October 18 the rest of the senate candidates will have their debate. All at 7 PM at CAHS Auditorium.
- There are sailboat races in Long Bay at 6 PM on Sunday with prizes, free dockage and live entertainment.
There is a lunar eclipse this evening. It is the last total lunar eclipse of the decade, of the century, It begins after 10PM and it’s over at 11:30 . Don’t miss it. There’s an eclipse party at 9:00 PM on Scott Beach at For the Birds on Compass Point with the largest telescope in the Caribbean. Come make some noise to scare away the dragon that’s eating the moon.