Thursday, September 11, 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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Virgin Islands Voted Best Again!

The readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine voted the US Virgin Islands the best destination in the world. St. John is one of the top ten islands in the Caribbean Caneel Bay resort is one of the top 100 resorts in the world. They also picked the Buccaneer the to 25 in the Caribbean. We have winners here. Not only that, but one write in voter said that St. Thomas is 300% improved than back in December. 300%!

Current Conditions in Paradise:

Temperature: 86 Degrees Water Temp: 74 Degrees Skies: Crystal Clear, Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Perfect Sailing and Diving : Perfect Drinks: Ready

Relief for Montserrat Residents

The US INS has issued new regulations for the residents of Montserrat to permit more immigration of refugees of the volcano. There are tow forms of new temporary relief for citizens of Montserrat. Beginning Sept 15th applications will be processed for “Humanitarian Parole” or for “Temporary Protected Status”. In St. Thomas Contact INS at 774-1390 or 778-6559

Media Mogul Prosser to Buy Cable too

The Virgin Islands Daily News is going to Jeffery Prosser. Now it appears Prosser is going to buy St. Thomas St. John Cable TV too. CLO President Tito Morales says he is opposed to the sale, it is too much like a banana republic to have all media under one owner. I don’t think we have enough bananas for a banana republic.

Senators are going into final stretch with Budget.

Senator Gomez says that the budget mark up session is going to begin again today and run right through the night until they have a budget that can be sent to the Finance Committee tomorrow. We have more for you this afternoon.

Rocky’s Bill Puts School First

Senator Almando Rocky Liburd is proposing new legislation that would strengthen the child labor laws and prevent a working student from working more than 25 hours per week. The bill also calls for no student work after 9:00 PM – on a school night and not before 7:00 AM – on a school day. The law is targeted on students during the school year only and exempts all kinds of summer jobs and vacation employment. Rocky says the bill puts school first.

Coming Up:

Parents Executive Council is meeting at 5:30 PM – CAHS Cafeteria Housing Authority will be closed on the 11th from 8:00 AM – to 1:30 PM. The staff will be attending a Strategic Planning Meeting. St. Thomas St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is tonight at 5:30 PM – to 7:30 PM – at Blackbeard’s Castle 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 – 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 boat too.

Good News opportunity

Someone stole two jet skis from in front of the Norris Joseph residennce in Brass View. There is a reward for the good news maker who recovers the two jet skis. Call 776-3730 or the Good News Guy. Go make some good news, then tell us, we’ll tell everyone.

Department of Agriculture is Fighting the Pink Mealybug

With an infestation of pink Mealybugs in the territory. Dr. Arthur Petersen announces the release of a new booklet to help you confront the Pink Mealybugs. The booklet details the arrival of the bugs, the damage done to crops and the effective means available to control the pest. Copies of the book are available on St. Thomas and on St. Croix at Department of Agriculture

New Grants for Audio Cassettes for the visually disabled.

The Department of Education announces the availability of new grants for people who want to make audio cassettes for people with visual disabilities. Up to 4.5 million is available for grants to create and distribute the cassette tapes of textbooks, literature or children’s stories. Contact the Good News Guy if you want to get more info.

Water Island Report

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