Friday, September 05, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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We are watching Hurricane Erika

The Government announced that all departments should prepare for any eventualities that might arise from Hurricane Erika. While the storm is passing north of us, the Governor wants us to prepare for a storm. People with boats should move to safe harbors. Remove anything from your yard that could blow away in a high wind and make sure your storm supplies are ready to go. Food, batteries, check your generator and make ice. If you live in a building that is not storm safe, you are adviced to make plans not to move to safer shelter. 09/05/97 7:41 AM

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 84 Degrees Water Temp: 72 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Perfect Sailing and Diving : Perfect Drinks: Ready

The Second Summit Got to the Hard Talk

The Senate President reports that the second summit was also successful. There was talk about borrowing short-term low-interest funds to pay off tax refunds. And frank talk about the sale of WAPA. They agreed that the plan to sell tax debt should come to the Senate by the Sept 16th session. The Senate President also said all Senators should come to a budget mark up session on the 9th at 10:00 AM

Are the NOPA’s Fast or Slow

There was a story in the Daily News that said the Governor was holding up the NOPA’s for teachers. The Department of Education responded today with a statement that says this year’s NOPA process is the best that it has been in years. All teacher NOPA’s were being handled expeditiously. The Dept. is still finding funding for some schools that have requested additional teachers.

Storm News

Dept. of Public Works meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:00 PM in Coral Bay has been postponed. The Girl Scouts retreat to Cinnamon Bay St. John has been postponed to Sept 19 and 20th On Saturday at 5:30AM, WSTA will broadcast live from London the funeral of Princess Dianna. The program will run approximately 90 minutes. Tonight on We the People, Andre’s Guest will be Hectito Frances Jr. – the topic is the school rules for Rastafarian students


Graffiti Street is holding auditions at 3:30 PM at the CAHS Art Dept. for returning students.. Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship annual celebration is October 2 through October 13th. Booth reservations are being taken now Call 772-1000 before Sept 17th Saturday: Department of Education will host a NetDay video conference on Saturday at 1:00 PM – at the Video Conference Room. The meeting will help our educators prepare for connecting our schools to the information superhighway. Saturday: Virgin Islands Medical Society invites all physicians to the quarterly luncheon meeting and scientific presentation at Gertrude’s Restaurant on St. Croix at 10:30 AM – This year’s topic is Atherosclerosis, Clinical Implications in Coronary Heart Disease. Call 712-2400 for more info Saturday Pee Wee Fun Day. There is a trophy to award and a parade for the kids at 10:00 AM for the parade at Al McBean Park and the trophy ceremony, then there are three games among the Pee Wee parents and the La Leche parrents. Sign up. Call Miss Frances 693-1290

Scuba Do

Eight youth became certified scuba divers through a free program offered by Dive Experience and HUD. This weekend they 8 will complete their last open water dive with their instructors from Dive Experience. That’s 8 more young people who are friends with the sea that surrounds us.

Water Island Report

Arthur is back so the art classes will begin within a week or two. And we call this news when we live on Water Island.

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