Wednesday, September 18, 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


The Gov Says Give me the money now.

The Governor vetoed 22 out of 30 provisions in a law to match federal disaster funds. He killed 1.8 million dollars of projects the senators added to the bill including $15,000 for plaques to honor people. $50,000 on walkways in western cemetery, or $350,000 for tarps on the St. Croix ballpark and stadium.

Press Conference

At his press conference today, he said Give me the money now. He says he is fed up with FEMA and their paperwork and he wants the funds. Sounds like all the rest of us. He announced he is hiring three new consultants to cultivate new businesses. He also said that Water Island would get infrastructure reconstruction based on 3.5 million of Dept of Interior’s funds.

Handicapped Access

Do we have open access for the handicapped? The Wheelchair Warriors say NO. The want equal access to places in Christiansted like downtown businesses, the Lieutenant Gov’s office and the Federal Building – all lack access ramps.

Computers Back at Library

The computers are back on the job at the Florence Williams library. And other libraries are getting fixed. The water works in the Library for the Visually and Physically Disabled, even though its ramp is a target of the Wheelchair Warriors.

Public Works in St. Croix

Public works is racing to fix a collapsed sewer line east of Figtree station St. Croix. They expect to have it fixed by tomorrow evening.

Good News Weather

50% chance of showers today, High around 92. Winds East at 5-10 knots. No major storms on the horizon (40,75,5-10)

You Can Make A Difference

Tonight at public hearings on the community block grants. Do you think St. Thomas should spend $15,000 on scuba training for low income kids? Or should St. John only get $25,000 for the resource center for the disabled? Senate President Liburd is calling the Committee of the Whole to hear the peoples comments on block grants tonight at 6 PM in the senate chambers St. Thomas. You can make a difference.

Sore Spot Hotline

On SORE SPOT HOT LINE the caller says no one is paying any attention to the Nadir Gut and what happens when it rains and floods. Can we get some gut cleaning in Nadir?