Local newspapers on St. John are taking some pride in the fact they have been reluctant to chronicle the sightings of Kenny Chesney, the singer. But People magazine has not been, publishing a colorful story about Chesney in its Jan. 17 issue, calling him an "island cowboy." Chesney is sometimes seen on island at the Beach Bar and Woody’s. (But, we didn’t tell you. We respect his privacy, too.)
It’s done. The Department of Public Works began paving the Enighed public parking area last week. Monday morning, it was still roped off by yellow plastic tapes, but most the surface has been done. The lot is used by visitors to the Department of Finance and DMV trailer. The project is a part of several such resurfacing jobs on island currently, including also Library Drive and the vicinity of Bethany Moravian Church.
The Senate’s Education Committee will convene a hearing on St. John next Monday evening. It is the third such session to survey the state of school facilities on each island.
WIVI Radio reported this morning there will be no charges filed against the driver of a delivery truck who struck and killed a Sprauve School student a month ago. Witnesses said Javon Jude Alfred and his friends were darting and running across the road and that the driver of the Bellows International vehicle was not at fault.
Just last week, classmates of Alfred paraded across from the school and and posted signs urging motorists to be cautious.
The Bowl bashes are legendary by now, and if nothing else is a clue, the shaky and blurry quality of the photos here should attest that a good time, a noisy time, and a colorful time was had by many who watched the game on the big screen set up in the back.