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At the top of the news on !!AIR – April 1, Tuesday

Yesterday was transfer day. But hardly anyone seemed to be in the present tense. All the speakers in the celebration in Frederiksted were talking about the upcoming 100th anniversary. Even the official theme of this year’s commemoration – “Embracing our Cultural Traditions as a Bridge to the 2017 Centennial” – suggested that the one hundredth anniversary is looming.. Many speakers said the Virgin Islands deserve a change of status after 100 years. Many speakers at the celebrations said we should have a vote in Congress, a vote for the president and equal footing with the states in terms of federal programs. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the transfer, many people are looking back and thinking that it was 100 years without full rights of citizenship. The governor said it would be appropriate to get the 100th anniversary of the transfer with the Constitution in place. Delegate Dr. Donna Christensen said she wanted full equality for our citizens. Several people expressed concern that the US government has not stepped up to the plate to make plans for the transfer. There were no representatives of the US Government at yesterday’s ceremony, while the Danish Consul to New York was part of the platform presenters.

Meanwhile in Christiansted, Olassie Davis of the Cooperative Extension Service was part of a separate celebration –  a lecture hosted by InterXchange and the National Park Service at the Steeple Building in Christiansted. He shared what he called little known facts – like that the US did not plan to want to purchase St Croix. But Denmark made it an all or nothing deal. He related his grandmother’s recollection of 1917, there was not special celebration. It occurred without most people knowing or caring about the sovereignty .

On Saint Thomas, a group of visiting Danes observed transfer day by taking a walking tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie. They visited the historic homes, including the Britannia house on like Beardshill. The group includes historians and novelists and they are all headed to St. Croix next week.

St. Croix Central high school will resume classes today utilizing double sessions at St. Croix Education Complex. Starting today, both schools will hold classes in the  Education Complex buildings. Complex students had breakfast at 7AM, classes began at 7:30. Complex will dismiss at 12:30 after a noon lunch. Central High School students will arrive by 12:30 for lunch then classes begin at one o'clock. Central high school will dismiss at six pm with a snack. Special needs students at Central High School are going to John H Woodson Junior High School on their current schedule.

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Daryl George, Assistant Director of the Fire Service says that today that effective immediately, a ban on burning throughout the territory until further notice.  Assistant Director George said “It is appropriate that this ban be put in place as a precaution due to the dry weather and recent increase of brush fires.”

Tennis Coach Kevin Motta is currently in San Salvador, El Salvador with a posse of our local tennis stars.  Virgin Islands Tennis Association Junior players are Alec Kuipers, Nayan Bansal and Russell Armstrong and they are representing the US Virgin Islands in the International Tennis Federation Junior North/Central America & Caribbean Pre-Qualifying event for ITF World Junior Tennis. A single team will go to the Finals Qualifying event in Montreal in May. Two teams from the Montreal Qualifier will compete in the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Czech Republic in August.

Here comes the Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series. This year’s speaker is Charles Dutton, actor, director and inspirational speaker. His topic is "From Jail to Yale," a personal story of his journey from the Maryland prison to an award-nominated actor educated at Yale University. The lectures is on April 9 at 5:30 at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the University’s St. Thomas campus, and on St Croix on April 10 at 6:00 PM at the Great Hall on the Albert Sheen Campus. The public is invited to both events, which are free. For more information call  693-1053.

The community foundation of the Virgin Islands has a new website to help young people apply for the scholarships. Starting today application worksheets are available. Students seeking scholarship should prepare answers to the questions approach individuals for letters of reference being gathering the necessary documentation. Starting in mid April students will have access to online portal where they can upload all the necessary documents and send personalized links to the individuals writing the letters of reference. The deadline to submit a completed application is Friday, May 16. If you have any questions, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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