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Headlines :  Carnival is in full swing. Today's food fair. Governor and Senator in war of words and Angelique Flemming rocked the stage at Poetry Out Loud

At the top of the news on !! AIR – April 30 Wednesday

Carnival is in full swing. Last evening we had the Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra tramp with the pre-teens and then with the adults.

Today is the food fair with arts and crafts. The Flambo Combo of Bertha C. Boschulte School has a performance at food fair today starting 9:00 am through 10:30 in the morning. They will be performing music inspired by the flaming culture bearers.  The quadrille dance group will perform. Food fair’s official opening is at noon, but many food vendors will start long before noon.

Thursday May first is J’ouvert, Friday is the children's parade, and Saturday is the adult parade.
The Department of human services remind senior citizens ages 65 and older to enjoy the children and adult parade from the viewing stand located on the southeast entrance of the Franklin Roosevelt Veterans Memorial Park. Seating is based on availability and limited only to senior citizens.

We have fireworks on Saturday evening at nine p.m. and again this year the carnival fireworks are a Grucci spectacular that has been organized by Left Lane productions. The fireworks barge will be located in the cove across from Carnival village. You can expect 14 minutes of fireworks on Saturday night around 9:00 PM. The best place to see it? The waterfront near Carnival Village.

Government employees on St. Thomas St John have leave today from noon until 5:00 PM. Tomorrow there is leave from 8 to 5 for J’ouvert. Across the entire territory there is leave on Friday, May 2 for the Children’s Parade.. The Superior Court has the same leave for employees today from noon to five pm, Thursday 8:00 AM  to 5:00 PM and Friday all day. The election system on St. Thomas reminds you they are closed until Monday

Today through Saturday taxi drivers and tour operators are advised that the taxi stand in the Vendors Plaza will be closed.  Absolutely NO drop-offs or pick-ups will be permitted in the Vendor’s  Plaza area, nor will any obstruction to the flow of traffic will be tolerated. All drop-offs and pick-ups are only permitted on the taxi stand at Guttets Gade between First Bank and Pizza Hut. The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission wishes everyone a safe and happy carnival.

Government House and St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittins are in a war of words. Gittens alleging the police department is not performing its duties.  He says in a recent shooting a police officer acted erratically. Gittens wants a full investigation. Now Government House has challenged the senator to come forward and present the details of which Police tactics are not working… What new strategies should be employed? Government House Director of Communications Jean Greaux said, “We have heard constant chatter from the senator with absolutely no substance behind his statements. His political rhetoric is not only pointless, it is uncalled for at a time when we should be finding way to work together.”  The Governor added that Gittens, “has developed a knack for discrediting the work of the Police Department and its leadership as battle the violent crime.” The governor continued saying “If he has suggestions to improve public safety, we are all ears. The problem is that his criticism is not constructive input, it is merely unsubstantiated statements that equate to political rhetoric.”

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Calling all Vikings on Wednesday, this evening from 5 to 7:00 PM All Saints Cathedral school has a “gathering of the Vikings" - a social get-together for alumni, former students, teachers, friends and family of the All Saints school. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, door prizes and the 50-50 raffle – after food fair at the grand galleria in Grand Hotel. This event is sure to be a great time remember,  “Once a Viking always a Viking.”

Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the Driver’s License Section on St. John is out of operation until Tuesday, May 6. They took the license processing computer from St. John to St. Croix  while the St. Croix computer is undergoing repairs.  If you are on St John and need a Driver’s License, the St. Thomas driver's license division will accommodate drivers from St. John.

News in the Virgin Islands Gubernatorial campaign. Candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt announced she has selected Warren Mosler as her running mate for Lieutenant Governor.  Mosler, is a financial professional and lived on St. Croix for more than ten years. He previously ran for Delegate to Congress.  Diase Coffelt says “The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for very important financial issues, including banking, insurance, corporations and trademarks, and property taxes.  Mosler is well qualified to execute these duties and help me create a more prosperous future for all of us.”

Central High School junior Angelique Flemming rocked the stage at the National Poetry Out Loud semi-finals on Tuesday!  Flemming recited "Romance" by Claude McKay and "On Quitting" by Edgar Albert Guest. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory said  offered heartily congratulations to Flemming on her outstanding performance  saying “watching Angelique on stage was truly a pleasure. She was flawless in her delivery, and recited each piece with overwhelming expression. Angelique’s talent and passion for the written word really shone through during the competition. We are truly proud of her accomplishments and also give kudos to her Central High School teachers and coach for their hard work and mentorship."   Some 365,000 students competed in schools all over America to be among the 53 in the Competition. Flemming won the territory's 2014 Poetry Out Loud competition in early March, besting a dozen local contestants. She is first student from the St. Croix District to win locally.

Flemming was pitted against competitors from Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont Virginia and West Virginia. The students from New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia, who will compete in Wednesday's final.

The final competition is this evening at 7PM. You can watch on-line. Go to Poetryoutloud.org and click on the live stream.

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