Wednesday, September 10, 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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Caribbean Business has the Virgin Islands on the Front Page

The Governor’s friend may own the Daily News, but the Governor is making headlines in a larger news media. Caribbean Business of San Juan has a major story on the economic recovery of the Virgin Islands and the new business opportunities that are growing here these days. The interview with the Governor is all about his passion for trying to make things better.

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

The Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce is Going to New York City – on Radio

The St. Thomas St. John Chamber of Commerce is going on the radio waves in New York City to reach out to our most traditional visitor base. Tom Brunt says everyone is enthusiastic about the idea of a major campaign to attract the north-east tri-state visitors and rebuild our image there. The radio campaign will happen in November.

Tax Law Changes Require Education

Senator Vargrave Richards is working on a public education campaign to teach us all about the recent tax law changes. You can assign the proceeds of any tax refund to your land taxes. Richards says he has been inundated with calls from people who want to take advantage of the tax trade program.

Petrus Says Stop Development Until We have a Plan

Senator Petrus says we should stop all major coastal zone development until we have a land use plan in place. He is re-introducing legislation to stop development.

WAPA is Moving the Wires on Weymouth Rhymer Highway

Watch out for WAPA crews along Weymouth Rhymer Highway today. They are moving some utility lines to eliminate unnecessary poles along that road. The utility hires off-island crews to do capital projects during hurricane season, that way if there is a storm they have line workers on island. No storm, so go move lines and eliminate redundant poles.

They Are Calling it Roy’s Navy

The Department of Public Works has a new barge from Governor Schnieder’s stock of Navy barges and they are scheduling a regular weekly trip to move government materials between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The trip will leave St. Thomas every Wednesday at 4AM. The return trip will leave St. Croix at 1:00 PM. Government departments or agencies that need to move equipment, supplies or materials between the islands can do it on Roy’s Navy.

Coming Up:

Legal Services will conduct a client intake on St. John for individuals with domestic violence problems at the Human Services office in Cruz Bay across from of the fire station from 9:00 AM – to 1:00 PM – Trinidad & Tobago Association is meeting at 7:00 PM – at Taxi Association Club House in Contant. Today at Al McBean there is a meeting of all Pee Wee and La Lache coaches and managers that’s at 6:00 PM – Bring current team roster. Parent Teacher Associations of St. Croix are meeting at the St. Croix Curriculum Center at 4:00 PM – to examine the Goals 200 program. 778-5922 St. Thomas St. John Federation of teachers are holding a meeting for all building representatives at Palm Count of the Harbor View Hotel in Solberg at 4:30 PM –

Water Island Report

Visiting Water Island is Good News Anchor E.J. Barney – our guest of honor. We scheduled a welcoming parade, but the band had a hangover and the float sank. We took Barney on the grand tour of Water Island, we got to the observation tower and the dump before the car died. Barney is on Water Island working with the Good News Guy to create a nation wide syndicated Good News program. Stay tuned. Good news will take over the news media within a decade. Get this Barney’s first name is Elmer, here is a man who has had a lifetime of hostile takeovers of his names.

It’s your Good News! You tell us and we’ll tell everyone.