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Three Schools Get Accreditation
The CAHS, Ivanna Eudora Kean School and Central High School on St. Croix have all received their accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The schools passed, but there were red flags that they might not pass again if changes are not made. The accreditation committee called for improvements to buildings, safety and security.
Today’s Photo: Late Improvements to Emancipation Garden Bandstand
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 79 Degrees at 11 AM Skies: Sunny, Occasional Cloud Chance of Showers: Slight to 10%: Water Temp: Perfect at 82 degrees Beach and Swimming Conditions: Sooo Perfect Sailing and Diving Conditions: World Class! Drinks: Ready
Caneel Bay Workers Reach Agreement
Caneel Bay resort and the United Steelworkers reached a contract for the 190 employees at the resort. The steelworkers are holding a meeting today at the Territorial Court in St. John for all Caneel Bay Resort employees. That’s at 3:30 PM -.
Senate Passes Quarterly Taxes.
The Senate continued its session yesterday and passed a bill that will permit the taxpayers to pay taxes in quarterly payments. Senator Hansen proposed and passed an amendment to prevent the government from suing or filing a credit report against anyone to whom the government owes income tax refunds.
Mapp Says the Checks are Ready.
GLM says the refund checks from Island National are ready and the 500 residents who are due funds should have the money before Christmas. If you are supposed to receive a refund contact the Insurance Guarantee Association.
Golden Goat Spews Cash
The Golden Goat was become the territories first slot machine. You remember we have been waiting for the machine called the Golden Goat to take cans on St. John. The Golden goat is supposed to take aluminum cans and give you some small change for the can. At the first test, the machine malfunctioned and paid out like a slot machine in a casino. The Golden Goat demon
Emancipation Garden rededication is today at 10:00 AM and the Miracle on Main Street is this evening beginning at 5:00 PM -. Virgin Islands Housing Authority advises residents that the central and community offices will be closed today from 8:00 AM – to 5:00 PM – for a strategic planning workshop and awards ceremony. Department of Planning and Natural Resources is closing all offices today at 3:00 PM – for the first annual employee recognition award ceremony and Christmas celebration. Tonight on We the People, Andre’s Guest will be Cecilia Dennery and a member of the Nyabinge Brethern to talk about the science of biblical interpretation. Saturday: Senator White holding Christmas party on Saturday December at 2:00 PM – to 6:00 PM – at Legislative Parking lot. Alan Richardson reminds everyone of the Christmas Cultural Fair tomorrow at Emancipation Garden. He is going to be there with his recycled wood products and you can get hand made gift items from 22 local artists and craftsmen. UVI Humanities Division invites you to an a holiday poetry and conversation session at the L’Hotel Boynes on December 19th at 5:30 PM – 693-1340
Who Says it is all BIG news?
Who has Joyce’s Trash Can? Joyce called from 75 Bordeaux to say someone took her trash can – with the trash! She wants whoever took the can to bring it back. You can keep the trash, but return the can and if you don’t Joyce says she will call the Police.
27th Tillets Garden Hosts Neville Peter
The Arts Alive Concert Series sponsored by Vitelco has a special event on December 27th at Tillets Garden. It’s the Vitelco Music Competition Winners Showcase and the featured performer is Neville Peter who has won to honors all over the world.
Hello to Devry Institute of Technology
19th Friday There are some guys from the Nadir community, Now in Irving, Texas that are successfully on their way to completing their first semester at Devry Institute of Technology. Thats good news from Neil Francis, Louis Powell, Kevin Baptiste, and Aundre Moorse