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New money for UVI scholarships

It's 79° Fahrenheit  27.7 Centigrade in Crown Bay St. Thomas,
84% humidity. Cloudy Skies
Wind out of the East at 7 mph.
Water temp: 78° in Lime tree bay   St. Thomas
We a trace  of rain in the last 24 hours.
Doppler radar shows: Lots of showers on the way  
Satellite Photo Shows: Showers coming but no high winds. NO storms

The national weather forecast calls for Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 85. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Cruise Ship News
At Havensight  Dock – Carnival Freedom and Norwegian Sun, Carnival Dream
At Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal: Constellation and Oasis of the Seas St. John has Sea Dream 1

At the top of the news on Tuesday December 7  
Today the senate, gov, Lieutenant Governor and commissioners are all out at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort for a summit to the importance of effective and efficient government – Today and tomorrow they will all be holding sessions to review all the issues of government in the Virgin Islands and work on a common plan to move forward.

UVI has Good News – 1.5 million new dollars to help 200 High School seniors attend the university.  UVI won and Department of Education College Access Challenge Grant means more High School students can attend college. The money is ONLY for Tuition, but it makes the difference when a student comes from a financially challenged family. Scholarships mean students getting education. And Since 2008, these grant funds have ALL been used – nothing goes back to Washington. Applications will be available in January.

New bills from WAPA – the latest round of electric and water bills from WAPA will reflect the new Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause. The new rates became effective December 1 but WAPA had already sent our 13,000 bills using the old rates. Revised bills are in the mail with the new rates. Look at your WAPA bill – the correct LEAC rate is .239096. Here comes the list of places that will get new WAPA bills: Bournfield, Lindberg Bay, Kirwan Terrace, Contant, Nisky and Subbase, Krum Bay, Crown Bay, Veterans drive, John Dunkoe, Altona and Welgunst, Honduras, Demarara, Gaswerks, Kronprindsens gade, Griffin Park, Sprat Bay, Western Cemetery area, Careening Hole, Waterfront, Water Island and Hassel Island, Anna’s fancy, Solberg, Hodge Street, Temple Street, Brand Street, Haabets Gade, Nye Norsidevey,  Uk-le Gade, Princess Gade, Storagade, Regierrings gade and Kanal gade.  On St. Croix Sunny Isle, Peter’s rest, Castle Coakley, Diamond and Strawberry, Barren Spot, Mary’s Fancy, La Reine, Clifton Hill and Profit and all large water meters island wide on St. Croix

FEMA says it will support disaster assistance for the Government and not-for-profit organizations. but not individuals or businesses. The torrential rain falls of November 8 to 12 associated with Hurricane Tomas hit St. Croix hard and flash floods damaged roadways and buildings.  President Barack Obama declared a disaster area opening the way for FEMA to inspect the damage. The damage to government buildings will be repaired with part federal funds, but FEMA found that very few families were displaced from their homes by flooding which is their trigger to give aid to individuals.   

Here comes Dept. of Tourism on TV. Part of the new local tourism awareness campaign, Tourism is launching five new television spots designed to raise the level of customer service in the Territory and promote the customer service pledge.  Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty says Until now our tourism awareness message has been promoted locally in print, radio and online, so we are very excited to broaden our audience even further by adding television to our media mix.” Each spot features a mocko jumbie character who intervenes when poor service is being delivered and “inspires” the service provider to take the customer service pledge. In the spots, taking the pledge results in the delivery of superior customer service, produces satisfied customers and fills the service provider with pride. Watch for the Mocko Jumbie on TV.

 Innovative Communication Corp. has a planned outage of the cable television on Tuesday December 7 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM due to construction at the Home depot site.

Tonight - CAHS 11th grade PTSA is meeting at 5:30 PM this evening at the CAHS Cafeteria. – College tour. College night for juniors.

Jurors who served the District Court since August 2010 – you are asked to call the jury automated phone system about reporting for jury duty  Call 774-5916.

The Department of Human Services advises the public effective today, the parking lot adjacent to the Lionel Roberts stadium will be locked at 6pm daily to ensure public safety.   The lot will be opened 7am Monday through Friday except holidays to accommodate patrons and business owners in the Hospital Ground area.

Havensight Mall will host the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree this evening 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM with the official lighting of the tree at 6:00 PM. The first 1,000 children can get a gift from Santa.  Entertainment is by Cool Sessions, Sweet-a Band, Milo’s Kings, Bertha C. Boschulte School steel band and the carolers and quadrille dancers.  The event is sponsored by West Indian Company Limited And the Havensight Mall merchants.  

Big Thank You to the Junior Fire Fighters  Youth Program who performed a beach clean up on Lindberg Beach and John Brewer’s Beach over this past weekend.  The Junior Fire Fighters  program goals are to develop civic pride and the beach project was all about keeping our public beaches clean and attractive.  Big Thank You to the Junior Fire Fighters.

Here’s a chance to make some good news – Ace Sea Chest is holding a holiday Raffle.  And the proceeds benefit the Nana Baby Home.  Tickets are $2 and you might win a radio controlled car that the kids will really love.  Hummm, Dad may want this one for himself.  Go to Sea Chest Ace, drop a few dollars on raffle tickets and you help Nana Baby Home and have a chance to win a real prize to put under the Christmas tree.  Sea Chest Ace – make some Good News.  

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