Friday, September 12, 1997

US Virgin Islands

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


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Dr Christian-Green Acts on Health

This is the 27th annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and our Dr Delegate is taking the leadership role in teaching her colleagues about the gaps in the health care system. She says despite the legislation that has been passed over the years, little impact has been made in the health of African-Americans. She has co-sponsored more than 30 pieces of health legislation.

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 91 Degrees Water Temp: 74 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 40%: Beach and Swimming : Perfect Sailing and Diving : Perfect Drinks: Ready

Will the Busses Stay on St. Croix?

They are holding a tug-a-war over who gets the busses. On St. Croix Senator Hansen doesn’t want the busses transferred to St. Thomas. Verne Callwood says they will prefer to fix the busses on St. Thomas and he will get the funds to pay the vendors to get the parts to fix the busses. He also says will return the busses to St. Croix.

Lorraine Berry Says We have a Financial Crisis.

Senate President Lorraine Berry was the main speaker this week at two major organizations. Her primary comment in both setting was the same, We have admit that we have a fiscal crisis on our hands. She says we need a Recovery Effort. We are doing deficit spending, that’s against the law. She wants an immediate halt to the creation of exempt positions. Also from the Senate the Committee on Finance is meeting to consider the sale of unpaid tax bills, and a host of budget related measures.

Relief for Montserrat Residents

The US INS has created two new statuses for residents of Montserrat to permit more immigration of refugees from that volcano. Kenneth Allen of the Montserrat Association announces an emergency meeting at Victor’s New Hideout on Sunday the 14th at 5:00 PM –

Coming Up:

3:30 PM – Graffiti Street is holding an audition today on St. Croix at Gallows Bayat 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – St. Thomas Swimming Association has an orientation for new and returning Stingray Swim Team Members at 5:30 PM – at Magen’s Bay Shed #2 Call Kathy at 779-2500 5:30 PM – We From Upstreet meeting at Cultural Heritage Institute 774-4821. 6:00 PM – Virgin Islands Carnival Committee is meeting at 6:00 PM – at the Committee Offices. All Subcommittee and committee charis are expected. 7:00 PM – St. Andrews Episcopal Church members are meeting at 6:45 AM, 11 AM and adult gospel choir at 7:00 PM – Coming Up Tomorrow: St. Thomas Swimming Association begins learn to Swim classes for 2 year olds through Adult on Saturday Sept 13th at Magen’s Bay. Call 779-2500 Coming Up Tomorrow: CAHS Class of 1990 Walk-A-Thon is Sept 13th beginning at 6:30 AM – at the Legislature Coming Up: Saturday at Al McBean ballpark has a celebration of the Pee Wee and La Lache leagues baseball season. Saturday at 10:00 AM – GERS will be closing the 1997 fiscal year from the 15th through the 30th and will be closed to processing new loan applications. Friday Sept 12th is the last day to get loan applications processed. Dept. Housing Parks and Recreation announces the afterschool program in Subbase in dress making, native cooking, steel drums, sailing, swimming and crafts Call Bunni Brothers at 774-0255. The Wheatley Skills Center has classes in micro-computer applications and clerical typing. Classes begin Sept 15th and you can still sign up at the Wheatley Skills Center. Saturday is also St. John Saturday with a host of activities all day. Ferry service is coming to St. John from Fajardo, St. Thomas, Tortola and St. Croix. Entertainment includes the Dimensions band on the boat from Fajardo and if enough come from St. Croix, the Sleepless nights will be on the baot too. Sat 10:00 AM – -noon Jr. Gardening and Ecology Academy is calling on all students parents and staff to come to a meeting at Wheatley Skills Center. Bring your swim suits.

Water Island Report

If no news is good news, we have some really excellent news. There is so much nothing on Water Island that we may be able to be the no news yardstick for everyone else.

Today’s photo is of the front of a cottage on Water Island

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