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Central High School to get Computers
Senator Vargrave Richards announced that he had arranged for a stateside corporation to donate 30 computers to the Central High School on St. Croix. The 30 machines are 486 era computers and come loaded with software and the tools to access the information superhighway. The donations are from Lockheed-Martin Corporation and are due to the efforts of Vargrave Richards working with his school mates and friends to find a way to get the donation. Big Thank You to Lockheed Martin Corp. which promises to keep a steady supply of computer donations flowing to our schools.
Today’s Photo: Classic Schooner Allesandra in Crown Bay Marine
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 81 Degrees at 9 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Occasional Showers Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready
School is Back in Session
School is back and the children are back at their studies. All drivers are reminded that there will be more children on the streets in the morning and after school. Please watch out for our children while you are driving.
Festival Fireworks – Not
The festival was the best in years according to long time festival revelers. The absence of the fireworks last night didn’t dampen the spirits of the festival. Xpress Band took all of the road march titles, J&J Troupe also placed well in the events with King and Queen title and a second in Troupes. St. Croix Majorettes won their category and Ricardo Richards was the top Steel Band.
Amistad is coming to St. Thomas
The tickets for the movie Amistad are on sale and they are hot. The St. Thomas-St. John Arts Council is hosting the premier on January 14th at 7:30 PM – This is the movie about a slave revolt on a slave ship in 1839. The arts council can sell you a ticket.
CIGNA Stays through June – Error Fix!
Let me fix a mistake now. The extension of the CIGNA policies until June is for the life insurance component only. The health insurance will run out at the end of January and the government is reviewing other insurance options to cover us beyond then. At this point the health insurance ends at the end of this month and only the life, death and dismemberment insurance component will continue to June.
On the Calendar
Tillets Garden announced a concert on January 7th in the Classics in the Garden series with the classical violin music of Nokathula Ngwenyama. Rotarians of St. Thomas Rotary 2 are reminded that todays guest speaker is Delegate Christian-Green who will speak about the President’s visit and her agenda for this coming year. St. Thomas Assembly of God invites you to a Time of Refreshing at 7:30 PM Mother’s Raising Sons are meeting at the Legislative Conference Room on at 5:30 PM – Cal Mrs. Fahie at 693-3536 Virgin Islands Toastmasters Club 4040U is meeting at 6:00 PM Call 776-2035
United Way Successes!
Hats off to the employees at Crowley American Transport, the first campaign group to complete their United Way pledge. Crowley can boast full staff participation and 100% of United Way goal. Theodore Tunick and Company get a Big Thank You for doubling their contributions over last year. Sea Chest gets a Big Thank You for initiating their first United Way campaign.
Beacon Schools are Holding registration
The Beacon Schools on the Virgin Islands are holding a second round of registration for young people at the at the Emanuel Benjamin Oliver school, the Claude O. Markoe School and at the Julius Sprauve School. Registration is free and ID cards will be issued. Call Valerie George at 772-2217
Water Island Report
Rain. Is that news? It rained on and off almost all day. Why does this happen when my sister and her kids are in town? And me with my cisterns already full. That’s the biggest news on Water Island. Try again tomorrow to see if anything happened.