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Wadablee is MSI Calypso Contest Winner
To win the MSI Calypso of the Year contest. takes excellent composition, music, and concept. This year’s winner, Sinclair “Wadablee” DeSilva, has won this title three times. And the winning song is “We Want We Retro” Wadablee also submitted a Calypso titled “One for Milo” – a tribute to Emile Frances. Wadablee is a regular voice in the popular Starlights Band. This is Wadablee’s third victory in the MSI Calypso Contest having won in 1991 and 1993.
Today’s Photo: Pump House Roof Going On!
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 85 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect Beach and Swimming Conditions: Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready for You!
The Pump House is Getting a Roof
I noticed it yesterday and confirmed it today, the pump house on Long Bay Road is getting a roof. It has been the subject of many comments from this microphone. I thought it was the ugliest thing to have in the middle of the most beautiful view of the harbor and the ships. Now the pump house is getting a new roof.
Carnival Village Opens
It seemed like everyone came out last night for the opening of Richard Callwood village in Fort Christian Parking Lot.. Richard Callwood is being honored for being the longest serving member of the Carnival committee. It really is his village, he was instrumental in moving the village from Emancipation Garden to Fort Christian Parking Lot. 39 Booths are offering up food and drink.
Tim Duncan Is Big Time
Tim Duncan is the National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year. We knew it all along, everyone else agrees with us now. And this puts Tim on the Map – a force to be reckoned with. Name brand. That’s Our Tim Duncan – Number one in the nation. Oh, and the margin of victory – 97% of the eligible voters in the league agreed that Tim was the best. 97%.
Team Caribbean Update
The Team Caribbean is out of the racing for the America’s Cup practice races in NZ – they came in third. That’s pretty good. They lost to the Italian team, and when the Italians got to race against Team New Zealand, they got clobbered. The Team Caribbean certainly put our islands on the map in international sailing circles. In their final standings, Team Caribbean is third among the challengers.
Government Seeking Bids
The Government is seeking bidders to work on paving and drainage for the Bordeaux Road St. John. There is a pre-bid conference on May 5th at 10:00 AM. Department of Health is seeking bidders for a comprehensive territory wide assessment of needs of health care. Proposals are due May 12. The Government is also seeking bids for recycling programs on St. John. Bids are due May 19th. 774-0828
Love Boat is Back
This isn’t local news, but it will make a difference here. The Love Boat is coming back to television. The TV show set on a cruise ship is bound to make millions of viewers of the show yearn for cruise ship travel. And we know where they will come. We should make an effort to have the Love Boat story shot for television with the Virgin Islands as the backdrop to the show.
Senate Consultants Almost Ready
The Senate panel seeking independent insights into the Hess Agreement says their report will be ready by May 5th. Burke says that 20- years is a long time for no tax revenue, and she wants to have the agreement open for renegotiating every 5 years. with a formula for paying some taxes when the company is profitable. Sounds like corporate income tax to me
National Tourism Week Coming Up
It may be Carnival, but coming up right after Carnival is National Tourism Week and the Governor has declared the first week of May is Tourism Week and the whole month is Tourism Month in the Virgin Islands. Our local Department of Tourism has a week chock full of activities. A lot of this years activities focus on the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Commemoration. There is a Tourist for a Day Experience and the Open House coming up May 7th on all three islands. Did you know that 8000 people in the Virgin Islands have jobs directly related to tourism.
May is Also Older American Month
The Governor declared May as Older American Month with the theme – “Living Longer Growing Stronger in the American Paradise.” He commends our senior citizens for their continued involvement, commitment, dedication, understanding, shrewdness, prudence, insights and enormous contributions to our society including passing on our cultural history and heritage to our younger generation.
Wadablee – Text of Winning Calypso WE WAAN WE RETRO
GOVERNMENT WORKERS WAAN THEIR RETRO ONE TOLD ME TO WRITE A KAISO TO LET THE GOVERNOR AND SENATORS KNOW WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO
WE DONE DO DE WUK, WE CAN’T SEE THE BUCK WE WAAN WE RETRO FOR SO MANY YEARS DE PEOPLE IN TEARS WE WAAN WE RETRO THE OTHER DAY THEY CUT ME PHONE NO FOOD AT ALL AT HOME WE TIRED OF TRICKS, ENOUGH POLITICS WE WAAN WE RETRO AS LONG AS WE BROKE, WE WON’T LIFT A STROKE WE WAAN WE RETRO
CAN’T EXPECT POOR PEOPLE TO LIVE WHEN WE GET NO RETROACTIVE SAME SALARIES FROM BOUT 1O YEARS AGO WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO
FROM 19 HOW LONG, YOU SING DE SAME SONG WE WAAN WE RETRO WITH BLUFF AFTER BLUFF, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE WAAN WE RETRO CAN’T WATCH n/ AT NIGHT, WAPA DONE CUT ME LIGHT TIS LIE AFTER LIE, BOUT TREASURY DRY WE WAAN WE RETRO AS LONG AS WE BROKE, WE SHOULDN’T LIFT A STROKE WE WAAN WE RETRO
DON’T FORGET ELECTIONS COMING GOVERNMENT WORKERS WlLL BE VOTING WE WILL SEE HOW FAR YOU WILL GO WITHOUT WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO
YOU GEE WE LIL TAX, YOU WAAN WE RELAX WE WAAN VVE RETRO NO MORE PROMISES, IT’S TIME FOR BUSINESS
WE WAAN WE RETRO TWO YEARS NOW CAR MASH UP CAN’T TAKE IT OUT THE SHOP HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT TO NEGOTIATE WE WAAN WE RETRO DON’T WAIT TILL WE DEAD TO FREE UP THE BREAD WE WAAN WE RETRO
WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO WE WAAN WE RETRO, TO SHOP AT PUEBLO WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO WE WAAN WE RETRO, TO WATCH HBO WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO WE WAAN WE RETRO, TO FIX WE AUTO WE WAAN WE RETRO, WE WAAN WE RETRO WE WAAN WE RETRO, TO PAY OFF BANCO