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Schools Back – New Security Procedures
School’s back and Students will find changes in the security provisions at the schools. School bags will now be checked for weapons at the door. Visitors can only enter through the main entrances and their car license plate will be recorded. Metal detectors will be in use by the staff. Also this: teachers will be required to remain 30 minutes after students are dismissed and engage in productive activities.
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 90 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Scattered Clouds Chance of Showers: 13%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready
Senate Rules Committee meeting today.
The Senate Rules Committee will meeting now in Frederiksted regarding the nomination of Louis Paiewonsky III to head the Industrial Development Commission. They are expected to grill Paiewonsky about allegations from his past.
Mon Bijou to be fixed today
Sewage trouble isn’t good news, but a repair of a problem is. Dept. of Public Works says they are working on the Mon Bijou treatment plant today and expect to have repairs completed by 6:00 PM. Meanwhile on St. Thomas WAPA says they are having trouble at the water plant and are operating on gravity feed only. Higher elevations may lost water pressure. On St. John, Senator David is requesting that work on the water line be delayed until after the end of tourist season. David says they can start in April have the work done by the 4th of July.
Why the Veto – Senator Redfield
The Governors veto of the Uniform Limited Liability Act is confusing to Senator Holland Redfield who says the absence of this bill will make it hard for Alcoa to reopen the Alumina plant. He also points out that the Governor’s finance and tax experts all supporter the bill. Meanwhile Senator Frett says this is an occasion to revisit the legislation and give it more consideration.
Caribbean Dance School is Reborn
They were on the verge of closing the Caribbean Dance School until an anonymous donor and Nisky Center came to the aid of the school. registration for classes begins on Friday and Saturday of this week at the new studio in Nisky Center. 778-8824
On the Calendar
Parent’s Executive Council of St. Thomas St. John is meeting tonight at the CAHS Cafeteria. All PTA presidents and officers are expected to come to this meeting. Also note that the joint St. Thomas St. Croix Parent’s Executive Council will meet on Friday from 1 o’clock to 3:00 PM at the video teleconference room. All PTA presidents are urged to attend. E Benjamin Oliver Band Boosters meeting at 5:30 PM – in the school’s bandroom. Nisky Center will sponsor a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours this evening at 5:30 PM – CAHS class of 1968 is meeting on at Emancipation Garden at 5:30 PM – St. Thomas Lions are meeting at Harbor View Hotel – Board of Directors at 6 o’clock membership meeting at 7 o’clock East End Lions meet at the Anna’s Retreat Senior Center – Board at 6:30, member meeting at 7:30 PM
Saturday January 10th will be the first event in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of emancipation. The traditional Crucian Breakfast will be held in Frederiksted at Budhoe Park bandstand at 7:00 AM -. Then there is a march and program at Budhoe park and donkey races at 1:30 PM. Carnival Committee Announced Change in parade dates. The Children’s parade has been updated to May 1st and the Adult parade is on May 2nd. The Coki Point Beautification Initiative is planning a grand scale clean-up of Coki Point road and beach. On Saturday at 7:00 AM
Cricket Match Coming Up
We have special Cricket visitors coming. A team of journalists will be visiting the Virgin Islands in early February to play a game of cricket against a Virgin Islands team. Since the players are all journalists, this can be a press bonanza. If you want to get on the Virgin Islands team for this game contact Oscar Ramjeet or Roosevelt David
Water Island Report
I checked with everyone else on the ferry this morning. None had any news. In fact, there was a suggestion that we have negative news – that is – we have so little news that we actually suck up other news. So at the end of the day there is actually less news. Hummm. I’ll check.