Saturday: Queen Selection Show, 8 p.m., Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Sunday: Toddlers Derby-Best-Dressed Doll, 5 p.m., Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Sunday: Traditional Games, 7 p.m., Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Monday: Carnival at Schneider Hospital, 6 p.m., Hospital lobby.
Tuesday: Junior Calypso Competition, 8 p.m., Lionel Roberts Stadium.
April 23: Cultural Night-King and Queen of the Band, 8 p.m., Lionel Roberts Stadium.
ST. CROIX - Central High School students are expected to forego their scheduled spring break this year to make up for instructional time lost after a noxious odor closed the school for two weeks last month.
V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory said in a prepared statement Tuesday that staff, parents and students should be making arrangements for make-up instructional days that have been scheduled for the week of April 28 to May 2 with extended classroom hours.
ST. THOMAS - Government retirees 65 and older will see their health insurance premiums go up in their April 30 annuity checks.
Those who signed up for Plan "F" in October but have not been charged the added premium, will have the correct rates taken from the April 30 checks as well.
The rates were changed effective April 1, but it took some time for the Division of Personnel to get the information to the Government Employees' Retirement System, which issues the checks.
ST. CROIX - On Tuesday, intermediate students from two public schools showed off their reading comprehension skills in a newly developed reading competition.
The 2014 Battle of the Books competition took place at Juanita Gardine Elementary School and showcased the reading and comprehension skills of 30 students - 15 from Gardine and 15 from Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School - as the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students sparred with their competitors using analytical thinking, retention and reading comprehension skills.
ST. THOMAS - Local marine tour operators are fearful that imminent marine tariff rate increases are a sign of more increases to come.
The V.I. Port Authority met with irate tour operators last week to fill them in on tariff rate increases, including jumps in ship dues and wharfage fees, that were slated to go into effect the first of this month but were postponed until next week, April 23.
"We wanted to make sure that the public understood," said Port Authority spokeswoman Monifa Marrero.
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