180 degree rainbow

BtrainbowEver seen a rainbow that goes from Great Cruz Bay to St. Croix?

That’s what we saw this morning from the deck of Blue Tang as one of those Caribbean showers misted through.


DMV parking lot paved

Dmvlot 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.

Hearing on public schools

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.

Authorities decide it was an accident

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. 

St. John’s biggest Bowl party

Skinny1The Caribbean home base for New England Patriot fans was rocking Sunday night as the annual Skinny Legs Super Bowl party drew hundreds to Coral Bay.

Skinny2The 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.

Skinny3 By the way, click on our thumbnail photos and see bigger pictures.

Jet Blue hears VI supporters


The effort begun by Mark and Nanci Shekleton to encourage people to send e-mail to Jet Blue urging them to begin service to St. Thomas has had some impact.  One the readers of NewsofStJohn said he got a cordial, if uncommitted reply.  "we appreciate your interest in St. Thomas,  USVI as a future JetBlue destination," the message to Franco Fellah read. "As a growing airline, JetBlue is continuously evaluating  new cities to serve."  Another reader commented on the item, saying that he sees Jet Blue flying NY to San Juan for less than $100. "If Jet Blue offers fares for under $200 to STT, I can come down four more times a year," he said. That, "would be quite a boost to the economy." Contact Jet Blue at http://www.jetblue.com/speakup/questions.asp